Biden jokingly calls woman at campaign event ‘a lying dog-faced pony soldier’
Former Vice President Joe Biden joked that a woman at a New Hampshire campaign event was a “lying dog-faced pony soldier” in response to a question about his performance in the Iowa caucuses.
The woman, who said she was an economics major, asked the Democratic presidential candidate how he explained his standing after Iowa, where the former vice president emerged in fourth place.
“Good question. Number one, Iowa is a Democratic caucus. Ever been to a caucus?” Biden asked the woman.
She reportedly responded that she had.
“No, you haven’t. You’re a lying, dog-faced pony soldier. You gotta be honest,” Biden responded to laughter, using a joke his campaign said he had made before.
As the clip of the interaction began making the rounds, Biden’s campaign rushed to point out the line was a joke he had made multiple times and was met with laughter.
Like Olivia notes, it’s a joke that was met with…. drumroll… laughter in the room and from the questioner. It’s from a John Wayne movie and he’s made it plenty of times before. Sorry to ruin the fun twitter! https://t.co/XIbn8wF53W https://t.co/5D0Kk06RGK
— Remi Yamamoto (@RemiMYamamoto) February 9, 2020
Biden spokesperson Andrew Bates tweeted a similar response to a tweet from President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr.
“And to quote your dad, ‘Bing bong, Joe Biden’s beating my ass in every poll. Ukraine, I won’t give you military aid you need unless you lie about him for me. Oh shit, now I’m getting impeached!'” Bates added.
Hi, Jr. It’s a joke he’s made before with a line from a John Wayne movie.
And to quote your dad, “Bing bong, Joe Biden’s beating my ass in every poll. Ukraine, I won’t give you military aid you need unless you lie about him for me. Oh shit, now I’m getting impeached!” https://t.co/hK5IHRaqhX
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewBatesNC) February 9, 2020
In the clip from Biden’s campaign event, he goes on to tell the woman he doesn’t think the Iowa caucuses are a good measure of how a candidate will perform in other states.
“It was a little bit confusing in Iowa, number one,” he said, referencing the chaotic and delayed results.
“Let’s assume it was all, everything was exactly right in Iowa. The idea that you come in with half the delegates the leaders come in with in Iowa doesn’t necessarily say how you’re going to win Michigan, how you’re going to win Pennsylvania,” he said.
He added that the Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus endorsed him Sunday.
The caucus had previously supported Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who dropped out of the race.