Give Joe Biden some credit. On Jan. 27, he published an op-ed in USA Today recognizing that the coronavirus outbreak could become a big problem. But he devoted nearly the entire piece to bashing President Trump -- who was then fighting off impeachment from Biden’s old Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill -- and nearly none of it to explaining what he, Joe Biden, would do to fight the pandemic.

Since then, where has Biden been? It’s been eight weeks since the Iowa caucuses, when Biden began a terrible stretch at the polls that threatened his presidential candidacy. It’s been three weeks since South Carolina and Super Tuesday, when he roared back and took a big lead over rival Bernie Sanders. Two weeks since primaries in Michigan and other states, when Biden took a prohibitive lead in the delegate race. And it’s been one week since primaries in Florida and elsewhere, when Biden essentially became the presumptive nominee.

During that time, the coronavirus outbreak has turned into a historic national crisis.

So what has the man who wants to be the next president, now confident of his path to his party’s nomination, done? Not a lot. Biden is “largely out of sight hunkered down in Delaware,” The New York Times reported recently.

Biden did give a speech on March 12 to explain what he would do as president to confront the virus. But his plan was not much different from what the Trump administration has already been doing. And why did Biden, after his initial op-ed, let so much time pass without offering a comprehensive proposal for dealing with the crisis? Especially since his main criticism of Trump is that the president has not acted swiftly enough?

In short, Biden has been slow to explain why he would have reacted more quickly than Trump.

Now, Biden, who has devoted lots of time during the virus crisis to holding “virtual” fundraisers, is playing catch-up with a plan to start “briefings” from his house in Delaware. “They put a new high-speed line into my home,” Biden told reporters. “They’ve converted a recreation room, basically, into a television studio.”

Meanwhile, when he has addressed the crisis, Biden has been offering little more than boilerplate. Look at this, from a recent virtual fundraiser, according to a pool report: “This is a time for this nation to come together, because, folks, we’re all in this together.

This virus doesn’t care whether you’re a Democrat or Republican. It doesn’t discriminate on the basis of your gender or race or ethnicity or anything else. And from the Great Depression to two world wars to 9/11 to the pandemic of 1918, this country has always overcome every crisis we faced in our history. We’re gonna overcome this one, too.”

Biden had nothing more to offer in a recent web ad. He focused on a small snippet of Trump’s news conference Saturday, where the president took questions from NBC’s Peter Alexander. After an extended exchange with Alexander, Trump snapped, “You’re a terrible reporter.” The ad was an attempt to contrast Trump’s temperament with Biden’s, with Biden saying things like, “This is about America. This is about the world. This is about how we bring people together.”

The Trump campaign has fired back. “When President Trump took the critical step of restricting travel from China in response to the coronavirus, Biden called it ‘xenophobic,’” campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said recently.

“Most of what Biden says the government should do are things President Trump is already doing.”

Biden has, in fact, accused Trump of xenophobia in the virus crisis. When the president announced travel restrictions on China, Biden cited what he called Trump’s “record of hysteria and xenophobia, hysterical xenophobia.” When Trump referred to coronavirus as a “foreign virus,” Biden said the president was “[falling] back on xenophobia.”

On the substance of Biden’s plans, an earlier Trump campaign statement said Biden “plagiarized” his response from the president — echoing a long-ago incident from Biden’s 1988 presidential campaign when he dropped out after it was revealed he had plagiarized a British politician’s speech.

Now, with the briefings, Biden is starting a new phase of his campaign. Yes, the briefings will be about coronavirus, but they will also be about Biden’s standing in the Democratic Party.

For a party out of the White House, in an election year, the presidential nominee is the leader of the party. Biden is not the nominee yet, but he is all but there. Does he appear to be the leader of the Democratic Party? No. Meanwhile, other Democrats, like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are actually in power and on television every day — giving briefings -- dealing with the crisis.

So Biden’s new move is a front-runner playing catch-up while the rest of the political world deals with an unprecedented crisis.

Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.

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HwyRovr

“VA172 Mar 26, 2020 9:44am - Your right, adults are talking here. Your childish posts in no way, shape or form constitutes adult conversations. Quit drinking the Lysol and WD-40. You Butthead are just as guilty as what you accuse me of. Now go along and play, the adults are talking here.”

Poor little Grover. “You’re” – “constitute” – Why do you say stupid crap like “Quit drinking the Lysol and WD-40.” Where did you ever get the idea that I (or anyone else) drinks either product? What are you 8? And now who is “Butthead?” It seems that you have this inexhaustible supply of non-existent “people” that populate that strange and bizarre world inside of your head. Once again, just let Scut tell you what to say – you’ll look a lot less ridiculous.

VA172

You are drinking something Butthead. It's causing memory loss because you seem to forget things you were told a couple days ago. I will refer to you as Butthead, AKA Rovr in the future.

Go back to sitting on your couch and playing Al Bundy. The next publication of Big Uns is on the news stands now. Putz needs your attention. Have fun....

HwyRovr

I am so sorry, Grover, but what you have decided - for today - to refer to me as is of no importance to anyone - except you. Over the past couple of months you have called me a total of 12 different names and none of them matter to anyone - they are nothing more than the blathering nonsense of a sad, pathetic little coward who refuses to tell us his name. Why is that? As I have aid before you seriously need to have Scut tell you what to say, because when you stagger out on your own you make a complete fool of yourself. An example is the fact there is no such things as "Big Uns" - Al Bundy was a character on an a TV show and, much like the voices in your head, not real. And now your stealing the Jewish word for penis adds to your...well, your sadness. Now you just go ahead and pick out some more names for me and make up things in your mind because all of us know as long as you're doing these things you are not on the streets where you are a public hazard.

VA172

I must say Doofus, you do provide a good comedy show for us. Make that 13 names.

' have aid before' ? Is this another Easter egg of yours?

HavasuGuy

Here's why Byron York is looking to Biden to deal with this mess;

From the New York Times -

Late January

On the same day that Trump was dismissing the risks on CNBC, Tom Frieden, who ran the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for eight years, wrote an op-ed for the health care publication Stat. In it, Frieden warned that the virus would continue spreading. “We need to learn — and fast — about how it spreads,” he wrote.

It was one of many such warnings from prominent experts in late January. Many focused on the need to expand the capacity to test for the virus. In a Wall Street Journal article titled, “Act Now to Prevent an American Epidemic,” Luciana Borio and Scott Gottlieb — both former Trump administration officials — wrote:

If public-health authorities don’t interrupt the spread soon, the virus could infect many thousands more around the globe, disrupt air travel, overwhelm health care systems, and, worst of all, claim more lives. The good news: There’s still an opening to prevent a grim outcome. … But authorities can’t act quickly without a test that can diagnose the condition rapidly.

Trump, however, repeatedly told Americans that there was no reason to worry. On Jan. 24, he tweeted, “It will all work out well.” On Jan. 28, he retweeted a headline from One America News, an outlet with a history of spreading false conspiracy theories: “Johnson & Johnson to create coronavirus vaccine.” On Jan. 30, during a speech in Michigan, he said: “We have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five. And those people are all recuperating successfully.”

That same day, the World Health Organization declared coronavirus to be a “public-health emergency of international concern.” It announced 7,818 confirmed cases around the world.

Jan. 31

Trump took his only early, aggressive action against the virus on Jan. 31: He barred most foreigners who had recently visited China from entering the United States. It was a good move.

But it was only one modest move, not the sweeping solution that Trump portrayed it to be. It didn’t apply to Americans who had been traveling in China, for example. And while it generated some criticism from Democrats, it wasn’t nearly as unpopular as Trump has since suggested. Two days after announcing the policy, Trump went on Fox News and exaggerated the impact in an interview with Sean Hannity.

“Coronavirus,” Hannity said. “How concerned are you?”

Trump replied: “Well, we pretty much shut it down coming in from China. We have a tremendous relationship with China, which is a very positive thing. Getting along with China, getting along with Russia, getting along with these countries.”

By the time of that interview, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world had surged to 14,557, a near doubling over the previous three days.

Early February

On Feb. 5, the C.D.C. began shipping coronavirus test kits to laboratories around the country. But the tests suffered from a technical flaw and didn’t produce reliable results, labs discovered.

The technical problems were understandable: Creating a new virus test is not easy. What’s less understandable, experts say, is why the Trump administration officials were so lax about finding a work-around, even as other countries were creating reliable tests.

The Trump administration could have begun to use a functioning test from the World Health Organization, but didn’t. It could have removed regulations that prevented private hospitals and labs from quickly developing their own tests, but didn’t. The inaction meant that the United States fell behind South Korea, Singapore and China in fighting the virus. “We just twiddled our thumbs as the coronavirus waltzed in,” William Hanage, a Harvard epidemiologist, wrote.

Trump, for his part, spent these first weeks of February telling Americans that the problem was going away. On Feb. 10, he repeatedly said — in a speech to governors, at a campaign rally and in an interview with Trish Regan of Fox Business — that warm spring weather could kill the virus. “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away,” he told the rally.

On Feb. 19, he told a Phoenix television station, “I think the numbers are going to get progressively better as we go along.” Four days later, he pronounced the situation “very much under control,” and added: “We had 12, at one point. And now they’ve gotten very much better. Many of them are fully recovered.”

His message was clear: Coronavirus is a small problem, and it is getting smaller. In truth, the shortage of testing meant that the country didn’t know how bad the problem was. All of the available indicators suggested it was getting worse, rapidly.

On Feb. 23, the World Health Organization announced that the virus was in 30 countries, with 78,811 confirmed cases, a more than fivefold increase over the previous three weeks.

Late February

Trump seemed largely uninterested in the global virus statistics during this period, but there were other indicators — stock-market indexes — that mattered a lot to him. And by the last week of February, those market indexes were falling.

The president reacted by adding a new element to his public remarks. He began blaming others.

He criticized CNN and MSNBC for “panicking markets.” He said at a South Carolina rally — falsely — that “the Democrat policy of open borders” had brought the virus into the country. He lashed out at “Do Nothing Democrat comrades.” He tweeted about “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer,” mocking Schumer for arguing that Trump should be more aggressive in fighting the virus. The next week, Trump would blame an Obama administration regulation for slowing the production of test kits. There was no truth to the charge.

Throughout late February, Trump also continued to claim the situation was improving. On Feb. 26, he said: “We’re going down, not up. We’re going very substantially down, not up.” On Feb. 27, he predicted: “It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.” On Feb. 29, he said a vaccine would be available “very quickly” and “very rapidly” and praised his administration’s actions as “the most aggressive taken by any country.” None of these claims were true.

By the end of February, there were 85,403 confirmed cases, in 55 countries around the world.

Early March

Almost two decades ago, during George W. Bush’s presidency, the federal government developed guidelines for communicating during a public-health crisis. Among the core principles are “be first,” “be right,” “be credible,” “show respect” and “promote action.”

But the Trump administration’s response to coronavirus, as a Washington Post news story put it, is “breaking almost every rule in the book.”

The inconsistent and sometimes outright incorrect information coming from the White House has left Americans unsure of what, if anything, to do. By early March, experts already were arguing for aggressive measures to slow the virus’s spread and avoid overwhelming the medical system. The presidential bully pulpit could have focused people on the need to change their behavior in a way that no private citizen could have. Trump could have specifically encouraged older people — at most risk from the virus — to be careful. Once again, he chose not to take action.

Instead, he suggested on multiple occasions that the virus was less serious than the flu. “We’re talking about a much smaller range” of deaths than from the flu, he said on March 2. “It’s very mild,” he told Hannity on March 4. On March 7, he said, “I’m not concerned at all.” On March 10, he promised: “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”

The first part of March was also when more people began to understand that the United States had fallen behind on testing, and Trump administration officials responded with untruths.

Alex Azar, the secretary of health and human services, told ABC, “There is no testing kit shortage, nor has there ever been.” Trump, while touring the C.D.C. on March 6, said, “Anybody that wants a test can get a test.”

That C.D.C. tour was a microcosm of Trump’s entire approach to the crisis. While speaking on camera, he made statements that were outright wrong, like the testing claim. He brought up issues that had nothing to do with the virus, like his impeachment. He made clear that he cared more about his image than about people’s well-being, by explaining that he favored leaving infected passengers on a cruise ship so they wouldn’t increase the official number of American cases. He also suggested that he knew as much as any scientist:

I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it. Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.

On March 10, the World Health Organization reported 113,702 cases of the virus in more than 100 countries.

Mid-March and beyond

On the night of March 11, Trump gave an Oval Office address meant to convey seriousness. It included some valuable advice, like the importance of hand-washing. But it also continued many of the old patterns of self-congratulation, blame-shifting and misinformation. Afterward, Trump aides corrected three different misstatements.

This pattern has continued in the days since the Oval Office address. Trump now seems to understand that coronavirus isn’t going away anytime soon. But he also seems to view it mostly as a public-relations emergency for himself rather than a public-health emergency for the country. On Sunday, he used his Twitter feed to lash out at Schumer and Joe Biden and to praise Michael Flynn, the former Trump aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I.

Around the world, the official virus count has climbed above 142,000. In the United States, scientists expect that between tens of millions and 215 million Americans will ultimately be infected, and the death toll could range from the tens of thousands to 1.7 million.

At every point, experts have emphasized that the country could reduce those terrible numbers by taking action. And at almost every point, the president has ignored their advice and insisted, “It’s going to be just fine.”

HavasuGuy

It's sad to see that Byron York is looking to Joe Biden to deal with the Covid- 19 problem. I guess he realizes that tRUMP is incapable of dealing with it and he's looking forward to Joe Biden becoming president so he'll have the resources that tRUMP presently has and then we'll get results. Bashing on Biden while tRUMP sits on his hands - Priceless!

Mr Lemons

Orange Man Bad!

Mr Lemons

Here's a link to read the transcript of Tara Reade's interview:

https://www.reddit.com/r/OurPresident/comments/foyfxy/transcript_of_joe_bidens_accuser_tara_reade/

This link also provides a link to the soundcloud audio of the interview.

Joe Biden and the Democrats either believe in the #metoo movement or they don't. Either they believe a woman's accusations or they don't. They can't have it both ways.

Also, Tara Reade is a Democrat. She first supported Warren then Sanders. She hates Trump. She joins at least five other women who have accused creepy Joe of unwanted kissing and touching.

HwyRovr

OKAY, LET'S DISCUSS BIDEN

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday the congressional aid package addressing the coronavirus outbreak "goes a long way," but he said it requires "meticulous oversight" and isn't all-encompassing. “We're going to need to make sure the money gets out quickly into peoples' pockets and to keep a close watch on how corporations are using the taxpayers' funds that they receive to make sure it goes to help workers, not rich CEOs or shareholders," the former vice president said during a video news briefing from his Delaware home. "And we have to figure out what to do to help the folks that this bill leaves out, including young people."

Mr Lemons

Spoken like a true politician. Look at his words. In the end he's said nothing.

During his interview on The View, Joe Biden could not stop touching his face, even licking his fingers at times on live TV in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

When asked about his solutions for the pandemic, he replied, "We have to take care of the cure. That will make the problem worse no matter what — no matter what."

Of course, this makes no sense. He has shown troubling signs of being out of sync with the real world. Possibly, dementia. It's almost cruel that his family and friends allow him to continue to make a fool of himself.

deaton

rovR** I see that after you “finished up” you able to watch Nicole Wallace’s interview with Corn-Pop. Whew, I’ll bet you were “flop-sweating” after seeing that debacle? There was Dementia Joe in his basement or den “social distancing” “stumbling & bumbling” through prepared notes that made no sense. Wallace, looking dumbfounded and embarrassed for Corn-Pop. I can imagine what his campaign people were thinking? How are we going to get this delusional “empty suit” elected President! Reminds me of that TV show “Mission Impossible”! Anyway, I’m going to predict “Flood Stage” “Flop-Sweating” from the rovR** residence on that street that intersects with Edgewood Dr. Remember rovR** try not to scratch the itch and wash your hands! [thumbup][love] Scut

deaton

As he read from the “Reader Digest” large print prepared “remarks” that frantic campaign operatives placed on the podium in front of him, in his basement and stared in disbelief at the “Mission Impossible” that is the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party for the office of “POTUS”! Everyone present thinking in unison, how they can abandon the iceberg damaged “Titanic” candidate and make it to a “lifeboat” and avoid perishing in the icy cold waters of November! I know, thought one campaign aid! Let’s abandon “Dementia JOE, and get aboard the last “lifeboat” that’s available, Randy Andy Cuomo! That’s the ticket, that will save us, won’t it? Please say it’s SO? Help, Help we’re sinking! C’ya following your next “comment” rovR** [thumbup][tongue] D “scut” Eaton

simon1dog

I thought we were talking about Joe Biden here? Why does Trump's name always come up by a "certain individual" on subjects not even related to our president? Isn't that considered Off Topic? I read on a cooking forum where someone was asking why their Bundt Cakes continually fall during baking, I'm pretty sure it was this same individual making claim that Donald Trump was the reason. Never mind the fact that this lady slammed her oven door during the baking process.

VA172

It's because this one person cannot argue the truth about Biden. He also cannot prove that any of these 'Allegations and she said' statements are actual proven facts where Trump was charged and arrested.

HwyRovr

Shhhh, you need to let Scut tell you hat to say. See you just made the claim that what was said about Biden - without any proof - was true (NOTE: Biden has been "charged and arrested"), but what was said - multiple times about the impeached idiot our White House are not true. Now go along and play, the adults are talking here.

VA172

Your right, adults are talking here. Your childish posts in no way, shape or form constitutes adult conversations. Quit drinking the Lysol and WD-40. You Butthead are just as guilty as what you accuse me of. Now go along and play, the adults are talking here.

deaton

That’s right rovR** adults are talking here. Please run along and play with, well you know, in your room, remember to wash your hands! [thumbup][tongue_smile] Scut

HwyRovr

DONNIE BEING DONNIE

Here is the impeached presidents partial list of sexual assault accusers – (The White House and Mr Trump have denied the allegations. During a 2017 press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the West Wing's official position is that the women accusing the attacker of sexual assault or harassment are lying. The impeached loser has also suggested that the women who have come forward accusing him were not attractive enough for him to sexually assault them).

Alva Johonson, a former Trump campaign staffer, said she had to avoid a kiss from Mr Trump while on a trip to Florida in August of 2016. The White House has denied this most recent accusation, as have some members of the Trump team who say they were present.

Jessica Leeds, a former traveling salesperson, alleged that Mr Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt while on a first-class flight in the 1980s. Ms Leeds was in her late 30s at the time.

Ivana Trump, Mr Trump’s first wife, once used the word “rape” to describe an encounter with him. The accusation was made in a 1993 book following a divorce settlement between the two. She has since softened her language, saying that she didn’t mean the word in a “literal or criminal sense”.

Jill Harth, a former business partner of Mr Trump’s, said that Mr Trump forcibly kissed her on the lips, groped her breasts, and grabbed her genitals in what she described in a 1997 as an “attempted rape”. The encounter allegedly occurred at Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, in one of his children’s bedroom. She also says that Mr Trump groped her under the table at a dinner with colleagues at the Plaza Hotel.

Kristen Anderson alleged that Mr Trump put his hand up her skirt and touched her genitals over her underwear at the China Club in Manhattan at some point in the early 1990s when she was in her early 20s. Ms Anderson was an aspiring model at the time.

Lisa Boyne accused Mr Trump of insisting that female models walk across a table at a New York restaurant in 1996, and then remarking on their underwear and genitalia. She was 25 at the time.

Cathy Heller says that Mr Trump forcibly kissed her on the lips during a Mother’s Day brunch at mar-a-Lago in 1997.

Temple Taggart, a former Miss Utah, alleged that Mr Trump forcibly kissed her on the mouth on two different occasions. The first incident was the first time that they met. The incidents occurred at the 1997 Miss USA pageant event, and in Trump Tower.

Mariah Billado, a former Miss Vermont Teen USA, has alleged that says that Mr Trump walked into a dressing room unannounced in 1997. She said that there were several teen beauty queens aged between 15 and 19 in the room naked at the time.

Karena Virginia alleged that Mr Trump grabbed her arm and touched her breast while she was waiting for a car after the US Open.

Bridget Sullivan, a former Miss New Hampshire, alleged that Mr Trump walked into the Miss USA pageant dressing room in 2000 while contestants were naked. She was 19 at the time.

Tasha Dixon, a former Miss Arizona, alleged that Mr Trump entered dressing rooms at the Miss USA pageant in 2001 while contestants were “half-naked”.

Melinda Macgillivray alleged that Mr Trump grabbed her buttock in a pavilion behind the main house of his Mar-a-Lago estate in 2003. They were in the middle of a group of people, she said, and it was during a concert performed by Ray Charles.

Jennifer Murphy said that Mr Trump forcibly kissed her after a job interview in 2005. She was 26 at the time.

Rachel Cooks alleged that Mr Trump kissed her forcibly on the lips outside the elevator in Trump Tower in 2005. She was 22 at the time.

Natasha Stoynoff alleged that Mr Trump pushed her against a wall and forcibly kissed her in a closed-door room in his Mar-a-Lago estate in 2005. Ms Stoynoff, a writer for PEOPLE magazine, was there to interview Mr Trump.

Ninni Laaksonen alleged that Mr Trump grabbed her buttocks while taking photos outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, and before Mr Trump appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. Ms Laaksonen was 20 at the time, in 2006.

Jessica Drake alleged that Mr Trump forcibly kissed her and two female friends in 2006, when she was 32. When she pushed him away, she said that he asked her: “How much?”

Samantha Holvey, a former Miss North Carolina, alleged that Mr Trump treated women like “meat” and would barge into dressing rooms to inspect women. She said the incidents occurred in 2006, when she was 20.

Summer Zervos alleged that Mr Trump grabbed her by her shoulders and forcibly kissed her, and groped her breasts, while she was a contestant on The Apprentice in 2007. She said the incidents took place at Trump Tower in New York, and at a hotel in Los Angeles.

Cassandra Searles, a former Miss Washington, said that Mr Trump grabbed her buttocks repeatedly in 2013 during the Miss USA pageant in 2013. She said that he also invited her to his hotel room.

Karen Johnson, who said Mr Trump pulled her into a tapestry by her crotch at a New Year's Eve party in the early 2000s.

Mr Lemons

Oh, what about Trump?

deaton

Geeeezz, rovR**, if you’re doing that again and apparently you are with the “flop-sweat” everywhere and what you’re reading. I hope you “washed your hands”? Instead of CNN you could use one of the “X-Sites” available free right there on your tablet or purchase one of those magazines they keep under the counter. Remember when you finish up, to “wash your hands” and “sanitize”. Let’s see I’ve got my coffee, my recliner, my remote, my IPad, my TV tuned to Fox News, I’m all set for a day of “social distancing” and looking for your “stupidity and lies”! How was the “happy ending” or are you still at it? C’ya rovR** [thumbup][whistling] Deaton

VA172

I do believe the rovR** is doing his part in social distancing too. He be like Al Bundy, sitting on the couch with his hand on 'Putz' reading his favorite magazine 'Big Uns'.

Social distancing doesn't bother me one bit. I have a good supply of different hardwoods to build furniture, which I have done for the past 35 years. Honey do-list is getting attended to.

simon1dog

I've never heard that about Joe but I wouldn't doubt it. It'll surely come out before the election.

Mr Lemons

JOE BEING JOE

Has this been reported on CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post, or any main stream media?

From a NewsOne interview (yesterday) with Tara Reade, a Joe Biden assistant:

In the interview excerpt, which is posted to Soundcloud, Reade described a graphic 1993 incident where a superior asked her to take a gym bag to Biden “down towards the capital.” Then she recalls being called towards the “side area” where Biden greeted her.

“We were alone and it was the strangest thing,” she said. “There was no like exchange really. He just had me up against the wall.”

Reade went on to say that she was wearing a business skirt with no stockings because it was hot at the time. While up against the wall, Reade says Biden’s “hands were on me and underneath my clothes.”

“He went down my skirt but then up inside it and he penetrated me with his fingers,” Reade emotionally continued.

Reade also said Biden was kissing her and saying multiple things to her. She remembered a couple of the comments.

“I remember him saying first, like as he was doing it, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else,'” she said. “And then him saying to me when I pulled away, he got finished doing what he was doing, and I kind of just pulled back and he said, ‘Come on man, I heard you liked me.’ And that phrase stayed with me because I kept thinking what I might’ve said and I can’t remember exactly if he said ‘i thought’ or ‘I heard’ but he implied that I had done this.”

Reade then went on to say that “everything shattered in that moment” because she knew that there were no witnesses and she looked up to him. “He was like my father’s age,” she said. “He was like this champion of women’s rights in my eyes and I couldn’t believe it was happening. It seemed surreal.”

Reade then said Biden grabbed her by the shoulders and said, “You’re okay. You’re fine” and proceeded to walk away.

Reade said that Biden also told her something after the alleged assault that she initially didn’t want to share because “it’s the thing that stays in my head over and over.” But after some pressing from Halper, Reade decided to share:

“He took his finger. He just like pointed at me and said you’re nothing to me.”

HwyRovr

Poor Byron, massive flop sweat as with most Republiscums. Since Biden is not the president, yet, he has little power to do anything about COVID-19. Now as to the impeached idiot squatting in our White House he ... well, let's just say when it comes to doing nothing he is at the top of the dung heap.

simon1dog

Byron York: Biden fails to lead fight against coronavirus. Truth of the matter is: Joe Biden couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag.

VA172

[smile][thumbup] He doesn't make it look too promising for the Dems next November.

HwyRovr

Shhh, let Scut tell you what to say. When you try to fling poo on your own you make yourself look really stupid.

VA172

Don't have much of an answer do you Butthead, AKA Rovr.

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