Joe Biden turned in a decent performance during the second CNN debate but blew it during his closing statement.
Biden appeared to confuse his campaign website with a suggestion to text his campaign.
‘Joe 30330’: Biden flubs closing statement
Joe Biden weathered roughly three hours of political attacks from an array of fellow presidential candidates, only to end his debate performance Wednesday night with another viral gaffe.
“Four more years of Donald Trump will go down as an aberration. Hard to overcome the damage he’s done, but we can overcome it. Eight more years of Donald Trump will change America in a fundamental way,” the former vice president warned in his closing statement, miscalculating the amount of time the incumbent commander in chief is constitutionally allowed to occupy the Oval Office.
Then, staring into the camera, Biden haltingly concluded his pitch to Democratic primary voters: “If you agree with me, go to ‘Joe 30330’ and help me in this fight. Thank you very much.”
The directive immediately provoked confusion online among viewers of the CNN broadcast. Other candidates had pointed viewers to their campaign websites, but the Biden digits did not lead to such a site.
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Does anybody know what the heck is Joe 30330 is? Was that a Joe Biden text message thing?
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 1, 2019
People reacted on Twitter:
…How do I go to Joe 30330?
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) August 1, 2019
What the heck is “Joe 30330”?
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) August 1, 2019
me trying to go to JOE 30330 pic.twitter.com/Xa8Bf1KWM9
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) August 1, 2019
“Joe 30330” was like trying to teach a grandparent how to use social media come to life
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 1, 2019
Biden confused the hell out everyone by saying "go to 30330," but failed to say it's a text code. https://t.co/680kVHPKSB
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) August 1, 2019
Biden came off as completely out of touch.
Imagine if a Republican had done this.
It’d be a week long news cycle.