Biden: 'I’m Not Going Nuts'

'I want to be clear'

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August 26, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told supporters in New Hampshire on Friday he was "not going nuts," when he stumbled over the location of where he spoke at an event a few hours earlier.

"We are so close, so close to being able to do some incredible things for this country. Incredible things," Biden said. "I just spoke at Dartmouth on health care at the medical school or not—I guess I wasn't actually on the campus, but the people from the medical school—I want to be clear. I'm not going nuts and I'm not sure whether it was a medical school or where the hell I spoke, but it was on the campus."

Biden's quip about "not going nuts" comes amid a series of gaffes from the former vice president over the last couple months. Last week, Biden mistakenly claimed Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated in "the late 70s" when they were both killed in 1968.

In August, Biden referred to former British prime minister Theresa May as Margaret Thatcher. He also said, "Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids." After a pause he quickly added, "wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids."

Biden falsely claimed he was vice president during the 2018 Parkland shooting. He attempted to defend the gaffe later by saying, "I was still called vice president, but it was in '18."

Some Democrats have expressed concern over Biden's age. Anti-Israel and progressive activist Linda Sarsour on Sunday expressed concerns for Biden's "overall health" after he thought he was in Vermont when he was speaking in New Hampshire.

While speaking to reporters in Keene, N.H., on Saturday, he addressed concerns from voters about his age, saying, "I say if they’re concerned, don’t vote for me," the Los Angeles Times reported.

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