As we pointed out earlier, Joe Biden said a lot of Joe Biden things during an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Friday.
Among those was that he wants to bring back the Obamacare individual mandate.
#NEW: 2020 hopeful Joe Biden says he would bring back the unpopular individual mandate under Obamacare, and insists it's still more popular than the healthcare proposals being promoted by his Democratic challengers. #OANN
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) July 5, 2019
“Yes, yes,” he says, before arguing that it is more popular than anything other Democrats are proposing.
Biden: "If you provide an option for anybody who in fact wants to buy into Medicare for All, they can buy in… But if they like their employer-based insurance, which a lot of unions broke their neck to get… they shouldn't have to give it up" https://t.co/tDM9CsVNv8 pic.twitter.com/sQw4q65gou
— CNN (@CNN) July 5, 2019
Sounded an awful lot like Joe was trying to convince himself.
I've got news for you bub. We're not supporting this dead horse anymore. https://t.co/hfPUVtdvbG
— BrendaStar (@bymoon02) July 5, 2019
And this line from his interview sounded VERY familiar.
“But if they like their employer-based insurance … they shouldn’t have to give it up.”
Here we go again if you like your insurance you should be able to keep it a senerio https://t.co/74H7L9IK3K
— Rita (@RFH_4545) July 5, 2019
The entire interview was confused and rambling, which is what the Biden campaign has essentially become.
Biden really brought his A Game to today's CNN interview (ICYMI!) pic.twitter.com/UtMCXeFgrb
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 5, 2019
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) July 5, 2019
I bet that went over well…..that is the dumbest man in North America https://t.co/sBCq1a3avc
— Gregg (@GregoryMaul) July 5, 2019
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) July 5, 2019
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 5, 2019
THAT WILL SURELY WIN VOTES!! https://t.co/KZoCPmNrbV
— Evil Red Kid (@_SOURKIDZ_) July 5, 2019
Even the New York Times admitted that the individual mandate was unpopular.
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) November 15, 2017
Like, one of the most unpopular parts of a very unpopular piece of legislation.
But sure, Joe, run on bringing it back.