Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden recently claimed that young voters are "not getting all their news from the internet" to brush aside the constant barrage of incendiary internet memes making fun of his age, speech, and history with women.
The former vice president made the comments during Snapchat's "Good Luck America" daily political show, in which host Peter Hamby point-blank asked Biden for his response to the myriad of anti-Biden memes existent on the internet.
"The Shorenstein Center up at Harvard did an analysis of all of the anti-Biden memes out there on the internet," said Hamby. "According to them, the top three slogans they're seeing, this is from the left and the right, are Dementia Joe, Sleepy Joe, Creepy Joe. Barack Obama reportedly said last week that his daughters had been showing him anti-Biden TikToks."
"Basically, there's an entire discourse on the internet right now that's painting you as creepy and old and out of touch and kind of lame. How do you fight back against that?" he asked.
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In response, Biden chuckled, then said: "I can hardly wait to get onto the stage with Donald Trump. Look, I certainly miss being out on the trail connecting face-to-face to people. Trump is a master at laying nicknames on people and it's this whole deal."
"But the vast majority of the voters out there, including young people, are not getting all their news from the internet," the 77-year-old former vice president reasoned.
It's unclear where exactly Biden believes young people are getting their news. Perhaps he thinks 20-somethings are still purchasing newspapers or watching the nightly cable news.
Biden added that he is "trying to compete" on the internet, however, noting his campaign's "one hundred and two million video views across social media platforms since mid-March."
"And in terms of energy," he added. "I don't have any problem comparing my energy level to Donald Trump, who I'm really resisting giving a nickname to."
(H/T: The Washington Times)