Democrat candidate Joe Biden stood for an interview with Today's Savannah Guthrie and became visibly angry when she pressed him on the ethics of son Hunter being on the board of Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company at the heart of Ukrainian corruption, and if he now thinks it may have been a mistake.
Guthrie rather gently asks Biden if it has occurred to him that there is "a certain irony" in that the impeachment process "has insured that everyone knows about Hunter's dealings with Ukraine," which, of course, was the very issue the President was asking Ukraine to investigate. It's a fair question, but it may have taken him by surprise.
Biden immediately starts to raise his voice and responds that the exposure has been a good thing because "no one's found anything wrong with [Hunter's] dealings with Ukraine except they say it sets a bad image."
But the real fireworks begin after Guthrie pushes back slightly, asking Biden if he thinks it was wrong for Hunter to take that position, knowing that "it was really because that company wanted access to you."
At this point, Biden loses it and snaps back, "Well that's not true, you're saying things YOU DO NOT KNOW what you're talking about. No one said that. WHO SAID THAT? WHO SAID THAT?"
They manage to finish the interview with a softer tone, but the pressure seems to be getting to Biden, and he's having a hard time controlling his emotions. Every glimpse the voters get of his temper is very damaging. Nobody wants a hot-head as President.
This is part of a pattern. Biden would melt down immediately if given the same heat Trump has withstood from the press over the last four years. All the signs of an epic downfall are plain to see for anyone that's been paying attention.
BREAKING: Joe Biden pokes another Iowa voter in the chest, telling him to “Go back to 1986.” pic.twitter.com/FRnfP1m4qu— Michelle Mikala (@MichelleisMAGA) February 2, 2020
An Iowa voter at a community event in North Liberty, Iowa got a snarky response when he asked Joe Biden for advice about his recent divorce.
Biden to a voter in Iowa:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 28, 2020
“You gotta go vote for someone else.”
Seriously, I think Biden was about to lose his temper and punch the man. He barely recovers, almost holds back his temper, mocks the reporter and plays it off by telling him to relax and then hitting his shoulder. @chicksonright@DocWashburnpic.twitter.com/20mUOxau7A— Mingo Mango (@mingomango14) January 22, 2020
In a now-viral moment, Democratic presidential contender @JoeBiden lost his composure after a heated back-and-forth with a voter in Iowa after the man suggested that Biden had helped his son Hunter land a lucrative position with a Ukrainian oil company https://t.co/u9i6IiGS0u pic.twitter.com/m8XMBmcJCR— Reuters (@Reuters) December 5, 2019