Biden Says Americans ‘Probably Shouldn’t’ Vote For Him If They Think Are Better Off Economically Than They Were Four Years Ago

In an interview with Cincinnati’s WKRC Local 12 earlier, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked by reporter Kyle Inskeep “Why should people who feel that they’re better off today, under the Trump administration, vote for you?”

Quickly and matter-of-factly, Biden responded, “Well if they think that, they probably shouldn’t.”

Inskeep initially cited a Gallup Poll that that said 56% of Americans said they consider themselves “better off” today than they were four years ago under the Obama-Biden Administration.

Incorrectly repeating the stat, Biden continued, “They think 54% of the American people believe they’re better off economically today than they were under our administration? Well, their memory is not very good, quite frankly.”

In a response to a Tweet containing video of the clip from the interview, one person said, “I love how he gets the statistic at issue wrong and in the very next sentence criticizes voters for not having a good memory.”

Biden then moved on to other issues that he hoped would resonate with voters, continuing, “And in addition to that, we have a president who doesn’t share the values of most Americans. He’s not very honest with people.”

While wearing a mask in what appeared to be a closed studio and being at least 6 feet away from Inskeep, Biden claimed that Trump is “flouting the conventions relative to public safety in terms of even now- not wearing a mask, a guy who has been a super spreader.”

The former Vice President finished by saying, “But look, whatever they believe they should go out and vote. People should vote. Period.”

CNN Editor-at-large Chris Cillizza attempted to downplay the poll in an article when it came out, saying that “It is an incredibly damning indictment of Trump personally that, in a country where a majority of the people believe they are better off than they were four years ago, the incumbent President is currently losing badly in his bid for a second term.”