Former Vice President Joe Biden is still the odds-on favorite to secure the Democratic nomination. But since his abysmal performance at the first Democratic presidential primary debate last month, Biden has been hit with countless reports that have hurt his campaign significantly.
And now, he’s in hot water again for telling a lie that could ruin his chances of winning the 2020 election.
While speaking at an AARP forum in Iowa, Biden pledged to Americans the infamous Obama-era lie: If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it.
This claim was first made by former President Barack Obama in 2013 and was rated by the left-leaning PolitiFact as the “lie of the year.”
“How many of you like your employer-based health care? Did you think it was adequate?” Biden asked those attending the forum.
He added: “Now, if I come along and say, ‘finished, you can’t have it anymore,’ well that’s what Medicare for All does. You cannot have it, period.”
The former VP went on to claim that his plan — which he admits will cost $750 billion over the first ten years of implementation — would give “people the option” of private or public health insurance.
“If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it,” he said.
Biden added that “if you like your private insurance, you can keep it.”
Joe Biden repeats Obamacare lie while describing his healthcare plan: “If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it. If you like your private insurance, you can keep it.”pic.twitter.com/WBZe6FQWGf
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 15, 2019
Biden’s promise echoes the one made by Obama — “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it” — when trying to trick the American public into supporting Obamacare.
The promise, as many have noted in the past, turned out to be impossible to keep because many existing plans did not meet the strict regulations and standards created by Obamacare.
Some estimates found that as many as four million plans were cancelled because of Obamacare.
So when Biden says “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it” — he’s lying.
This is just one of many instances where Biden has found himself in hot water since announcing back in April he’s running for president a third time (failed attempts in 1988 and 2007).
The former VP came under fire last week for threatening President Donald Trump with physical violence.
During an interview that aired last Friday with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Biden compared Trump to a bully and said he wanted to “smack” him in the mouth.
When he’s not suggesting a “shooting war” with the GOP or threatening Trump with violence, Biden has been accused by at least four women in recent months of inappropriately touching them without their consent.
Biden’s behavior is so bad that even the mainstream media criticized him after he disgustingly had his hands all over a 10-year-old girl during a campaign stop.
Obama’s No. 2 has also been called out for flip-flopping on several issues, which is a clear attempt to pander to the radical Left now that he’s seeking their vote to become president.
Despite all of this, Biden is still the Democratic front-runner and darling of the Left.
But for how much longer?