Democrat presidential frontrunner Joe Biden added to his growing list of gaffes on Tuesday, when he both appeared to forget during what decade Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy were assassinated and said that women present wouldn’t know about political activism in the 1960s.
Biden said in an Iowa campaign event that Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy were assassinated in the 1970s. The men were actually assassinated in 1968.
Biden also said at the event that “none of you women would know this,” as he talked about political activism in the 1960s. The gaffes follow several other recent mistakes that have many wondering if Biden still has enough of his wits about him to be an effective president.
Earlier in the month, Biden said that “poor kids” were just as smart as “white kids” and falsely claimed that he had been president when the Parkland school shooting happened in 2018. Biden left office in January 2017.
President Donald Trump has questioned Biden’s fitness for office, calling him “Sleepy Joe” and suggesting that he isn’t energetic enough to handle the campaign trail, let alone the presidency. Biden would be 78 when he took office, if elected, making him the oldest president in history.
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