A 21-year-old female student said she felt humiliated after Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden called her a "lying, dog-faced pony soldier."
Biden hurled the insult as a response to a question she asked Sunday at a Biden campaign event in Hampton, New Hampshire.
What's a brief history?
The student, Madison Moore, asked Biden about his lackluster results at the Iowa caucuses during the campaign event.
Moore, an economics student at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, said the former vice president was apparently shaken when she asked about his performance with Iowa voters and wondered how he could hold up in a national arena.
He retorted by asking if she'd ever been to a caucus. When she nodded her head in the affirmative, Biden shot back, calling her a "lying, dog-faced pony soldier."
The quip — which Biden later said was a joke, and a hat tip to the late John Wayne — drew laughs from the crowd.
You can read more about the exchange here.
Joe Biden to New Hampshire voter asking about why he lost in Iowa “you’re a lying dog-faced pony solider” https://t.co/H7F6zwjLkL— Steve Guest (@Steve Guest)1581274148.0
So what's she saying now?
"It was kind of humiliating to be called a 'liar' on national TV by the former vice president," Moore said of the interaction, according to the Daily Mail. "Instead of answering that question straightforward, his immediate response was to attempt to invalidate me by exposing my inexperience."
Moore pointed out that the former vice president has been "performing extremely poorly in this race" and insisted that the fact that he couldn't answer a simple question without going on the offensive was only "exacerbates the fact."
"I am a 21-year-old college student, like, what the hell do I know? Who cares who I am or [about] my experience. Just answer the damn question," she added.
Fox News' Griff Jenkins also spoke to Moore, who said, "A lot of what he's saying seems to be really pathos-based and very sad. We've heard a lot about deaths and cancer and people losing their jobs, and to me, he doesn't really seem very solution-oriented. I don't think he has the momentum to carry this to a national election."
@JoeBiden @jonward11 Fox News’ @GriffJenkins spoke to the 21-year-old voter Biden called “a dog-faced pony soldier,… https://t.co/viFwFy5c5M— Tom Elliott (@Tom Elliott)1581340295.0