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Next President of the United Fates of America
Joe Biden
staying alive ...
where the fuck is Joe Biden?

Quote:Joe Biden disclosed Friday evening he has told his Democratic rival Bernie Sanders 
that he is moving forward with cabinet,
and vice presidential picks. 

Biden told donors at a virtual fundraising event,

his campaign is to unveil a committee to vet potential vice presidential candidates 
“sometime in the middle of the month," 
and said he has held discussions with others about potential cabinet positions.

the "virtual" Joe Biden
sleeps all day in his basement at home.

Quote:In Friday’s remarks, 
Biden also disclosed he’s leaned on former President Barack Obama,
for advice on the process of cabinet picks.

he could ask Barrack Obama if Michelle is available ...
Sleepy Joe could slam dunk the election with his eyes closed,
and beat Trump with that pick.

The word is that Cuomo is vying for the VP position,
but Biden stated he would choose a woman.

Biden is King Pinocchio Whip
Biden Has Earned 11 Pinocchios From Fact-Checkers During Coronavirus Crisis

Quote:Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden 
has been dinged several times by fact-checkers 
over claims he has made during the coronavirus crisis, 
including a total of 11 "Pinocchios" from the Washington Post. Rofl

Over the course of three weeks between March 13 and April 3, 
Biden was fact-checked five separate times,
for making false or misleading claims concerning the Trump administration's handling of the pandemic.

A Washington Post fact check on March 13 awarded Biden four Pinocchios  
the fact-checker's most severe rating, 
for two manipulated videos the Biden campaign circulated.

The first video claimed to show Trump at a Feb. 28 rally,
saying Democrats were turning the coronavirus into "their new hoax" 
after they failed to bring Trump down through impeachment. 
Biden's video was edited to make it appear that Trump was calling the coronavirus a hoax. 
Trump, however, 
was referring to the Democrats' attempts to blame him for the virus, not the virus itself.

The second Biden campaign video,
showed Trump saying the phrase "the American Dream is dead," 
which the Post found was taken out of context <---
and missing the second part of Trump's statement,
where he promised to "bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before."

Another Post fact check on March 24 gave the campaign four Pinocchios Whip
after adviser Ron Klain 
accused Trump of silencing Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"The president and the White House sent a clear message to scientists in the government—
there would be a price for speaking out and speaking up," 
he said in a campaign video released on March 21.

Messonnier continued to hold routine phone briefings with reporters,
in the weeks after she raised the alarm about the virus at a press conference with Trump.

Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler,
wrote that Klain's framing was "simply wrong." 
Messonnier's alarming rhetoric did irritate Trump, 
but the idea that she was silenced was a "false narrative," Kessler added.

At a CNN town hall on March 27, 
Biden repeated an earlier claim that Trump had eliminated the White House pandemic office.
He also claimed Trump made "no effort",
to put any pressure on Chinese president Xi Jinping,
and reduced the CDC's staff in China prior to the outbreak. 
Biden added he called for China to admit medical experts from the United States,
when the outbreak in China was still in its early stages.

The Post‘s fact check gave Biden three Pinocchios due to his imprecise language. 
The Trump administration sought access for CDC experts, 
and the administration told the Post,
that Trump offered to send experts to China to help with the outbreak. 
Biden also did not specifically call for experts to be sent until late February.

Those weren't the only times Biden has been fact-checked for rhetoric during the crisis.

On March 15, 
during the Democratic presidential debate, 
Biden falsely claimed that Trump refused coronavirus testing kits from the World Health Organization. 
The kits were never offered in the first place. 
PolitiFact rated his statement "Mostly False." 
CNN, after initially deeming his statement factual, 
retracted its rating after a report by the Washington Free Beacon.

On March 19, 

Biden first tweeted that Trump "eliminated" the pandemic response team. 
The Washington Post fact check found this claim "overstated" 
due to the fact that the global health directorate,
was folded into another office under the guidance of former national security adviser John Bolton. 
Citing "dueling narratives," however, it didn't give a rating to Biden's claim.


Where is Joe Biden?
He is sleeping with his imaginary teddy bear all day long.
Where Is Joe Biden? 
Online, Being Drowned Out By The Coronavirus And Trump

Quote:The presidential campaign is now almost completely digital, 
a space where Biden has long lagged and Trump has flourished.

There was a time not long ago,
when there was a relatively normal presidential campaign with regular campaign events — 
when Joe Biden and Donald Trump flew around the country,
rallying their supporters preparing for a relatively normal general election.

That time is very much over. 
What’s left of the presidential campaign is now happening almost exclusively online and on TV.

For Trump, that’s been fine: 
The coronavirus pandemic has given him an endless media platform through daily televised briefings. 
And Trump has been very online since becoming a presidential candidate five years ago; 
his digital director from that first campaign, 
known for valuing Facebook 
over traditional media, is now his reelection campaign manager.

It’s been a steeper adjustment for Biden. 
His sudden surge to likely Democratic presidential nominee,
came just as the coronavirus began to spread across the US, 
leaving a former senator and vice president never known for being hip to the internet,
in the position of trying to build a broad, Trump-defeating coalition via Zoom.

"In some ways this is the world that every digital person,
in every digital story you’ve ever written has said would come,” 
Biden digital director Rob Flaherty told BuzzFeed News
in a telephone interview Wednesday. 
“I think one of the things that’s interesting is that the stuff that we’re doing now,
is not that different than the stuff that we would need to do to win in a general [election]."

Biden campaign officials said they began discussing the need for digital alternatives in late January, 
before the coronavirus became a severe health crisis in the US. 
(Biden expressed concerns at the time in a USA Today opinion piece.) 
For example, 
they knew they’d need a TV studio in his hometown, Wilmington, Delaware. 
But they didn’t realize that stay-at-home orders and social distancing,
would require one to be built in Biden’s basement. <--- {where Sleepy Joe slumbers all day}

Nearly every aspect of the first days of Biden’s dispatches,
from that new broadcasting studio was consistent. 
From Monday to Friday last week, 
he appeared in front of a backdrop of books,
and Americana for a press briefing over Zoom, 
talking head interviews on cable news, 
and round tables with young voters and first responders; 
a lamp to his right always turned on, 
he repeatedly tried to reassure Americans,
that the country “won’t be defeated” by an “invisible” enemy. 
He hammered a critique about the president’s slow response to the coronavirus threat.

Biden’s increased presence online and on TV over the last two weeks,
also has answered skepticism his online adversaries have been hurling, 
even if the answers aren’t always appointment viewing on live TV. 
“Where Is Joe Biden?” 
had emerged as a memeified pressure point meant to raise suspicion or criticism,
over his retreat from the public eye. 
“Thanks for giving me the time — so they don’t wonder where I am,” 
Biden said Monday as he ended an interview on MSNBC.

"We were just focused on getting him out there as soon as we could get him out there,”
Flaherty said Wednesday. 
“I think if people are saying ‘Where is Joe?’ right now, 
they’re operating in bad faith. 
We’re doing TV every day … If you’re asking ‘Where’s Joe?’ you know where to find him now."

One problem for the Biden campaign has been the ticker count of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths —
the only story Americans seem to be paying attention to — 
on cable news networks that supersede any shot he had at making an impact.

“I think it is very helpful for people to hear and see him,” 
Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, 
a former presidential candidate now supporting Biden, told BuzzFeed News. 
“Not sure it’s breaking through, 
but it does provide the contrast he wants. 
Steady, experienced, and empathetic, servant leadership. 
Which a stark contrast to the president’s ego-centered, divisive example.”

When Biden gave his first address last week on the coronavirus,
and laid out his suggestions for the president, 
none of the major networks carried his speech live, 
as they instead broadcast one of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefings. 
Last Tuesday, 
when Biden was set to do an interview with the cohosts of The View, 
local networks in New York and Washington, DC, 
cut away to air briefings from Cuomo and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.  Rofl

The week was a first for a Biden team that seemed to focus little on digital outreach during the primary. 
At early points in the campaign, 
staffers argued that what was happening online 
was not reflective of what was happening in the real world, 
though that attitude began to change once Biden began his quick march to likely nominee status.

There were some kinks in the execution. 
Reporters and voters were left wondering when livestreams would actually start, 
after delays and schedule changes. 

Biden started his first livestreamed events looking off camera to ask if they “were ready to go.”  Rofl
Audio cut out during town halls. Whip
At the same time, 
Bernie Sanders’ now–long shot campaign held highly produced live campaign events,
recorded in multiple locations that streamed without a hitch, 
and Trump’s rapid-response team 
jumped on every opportunity to point out Biden’s initial technical difficulties. 

Biden coughed on camera during a CNN interview and was chastised by Jake Tapper,
for not coughing into his elbow. Rofl
Soon after, 
Trump retweeted a heavily edited clip of Biden coughing and clearing his throat during live TV hits, 
“The Democrat’s Best & Finest!” 

Trump, meanwhile, is everywhere. 
He is on TV every night, 
updating the nation on the coronavirus crisis,
from the White House briefing room podium, 
while also throwing in digs at the media and Biden,
and attempting to set a narrative that erases his own early role in downplaying the virus. 
He leaves it to the experts — Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx — 
to deliver the toughest information, 
as he did this Tuesday, 
passing to them when asked a question about a projected death toll of at least 100,000 Americans.

When he is not at the podium, he is calling into Fox News, 
sometimes in the morning, sometimes late at night. 
He is tweeting incessantly to his 75 million Twitter followers, 
amplified by an army of supporters and surrogates. 
Trump was an overwhelming presence in the lives of many Americans in normal times; 
with the coronavirus crisis, he is in their faces all the time.

While not a perfect measure, 
one clean way of visualizing just how much Trump has retaken America’s attention is on Google Trends, 
where Biden briefly spiked over Trump in early March,
following his giant Super Tuesday wins,
and has since dropped and virtually flatlined in the last 10 days 
(both Trump and Biden are basically nonexistent compared to searches for the term “coronavirus”).

Biden’s trying to be everywhere himself, 
but without the power of a president or governor, 
his appearances carry less urgency. 
On a Saturday in late March, 
the Biden campaign popped into DJ D-Nice’s “Club Quarantine” 
set on Instagram to comment a thumbs up to the 70,000 people,
who’d tuned in to watch the livestream, 
before barreling into a week of livestreamed events and interviews,
across CNN, MSNBC, ABC, 
and an interview posted to YouTube with Jimmy Kimmel.

Biden has taken an optimistic position on how his message is being amplified. 
“Well, the irony is, virtual campaigning, 
I'll probably reach more people than I would out there shaking hands,” 
Biden told the cohosts of The View. 
The campaign had touted that it had been able to reach 3.5 million people,
who had watched his Monday morning remarks at some point.

From Saturday, March 21, through Saturday, March 28, 
Biden’s content racked up more than 20 million views — 
a figure he shared Sunday on Meet the Press.

"There’s two internet versions of Joe Biden that people love. 
One is empathy — 
the woman in the elevator at the New York Times,” said Flaherty, 
referring to a viral video of Biden’s friendly encounter with an elevator operator,
after a meeting with the newspaper’s editorial board. 
“And then there’s explainer-in-chief, 
and this sort of calming presence. 
The videos that have done best for us have always been in one of those two categories."

The “explainer-in-chief” approach is central to a podcast Biden launched this week, 
titled Here’s the Deal — 
a nod to one of his frequent sayings. 
The first installment, set to a melodramatic movie trailer–like score, 
featured Biden and his longtime adviser Ron Klain, 
who headed up the Obama administration’s efforts to combat the 2014 Ebola outbreak, 
interviewing each other. 
“Well, it’s good to be doing my very first podcast,” Biden tells Klain at one point. 
“Things are changing an awful lot.”

Trump’s campaign is able to rely on an already flush treasure chest — 
$225 million cash on hand when the campaign and RNC
and their joint committees like Trump Victory, are combined — 
and a developed digital operation to plow through the next few months. 
By comparison, 
Biden’s campaign, 
after two largely rough and expensive months, 
entered March with about $12 million on hand Whip 
though that was before his Super Tuesday surge,
and the departures of several candidates who threw their support to him.

“The Trump Campaign has a significant advantage,
because of our early and ongoing investment in data and technological infrastructure,” 
Ken Farnaso, the campaign’s deputy press secretary, 
said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. 

“As part of our efforts to reelect the President this November, 
we are hosting virtual events, 
training members of the Trump Neighborhood Teams online, 
activating the massive volunteer network to make calls on behalf of the President, 
and continuing our efforts to register voters online.” 
Last Saturday, he said, Trump supporters made almost 1.5 million calls from their homes.

On March 13, 
as the world was still coming to terms with the coronavirus crisis — 
Japan was still considering whether to put off the 2020 Olympics, 
and the Trump Victory committee was informing the nearly 900 people 
who attended a fundraising brunch at Mar-a-Lago 
that one of them had tested positive for COVID-19 — 
the Trump campaign said it was shifting to “virtual and digital campaign tools.”

“With our field organization largely built out and over half a million volunteers already engaged, 
we are in an incredibly strong position, 
to activate an aggressive digital and virtual political operation," 
RNC chair Ronna McDaniel said at the time.

The campaign made the shift to being a “virtual campaign” on March 26, 
and said it has seen a doubling in web traffic to its various campaign sites since last week. 
That evening, it hosted the first of what are expected to be several “digital broadcast panels,” 
which are basically group video chats by Trump campaign staff, 
beamed from their homes onto the computers and phones of whomever chooses to tune in. 
That night, it was a Women for Trump event. 
This week, it hosted one for Latinos for Trump.

Lara Trump, a senior campaign aide and the president’s daughter-in-law, 
hosted the Women for Trump discussion, 
with campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany and political director Chris Carr.

“This is a first for us,” Lara Trump said, 
opening the chat from what looked like a home office, 
with McEnany sitting in her home in front of a strategically placed “Keep America Great” sign and hat, 
and Carr in front of red, white, and blue “Trump–Pence” placards. 
“Since we can’t go to you, 
we thought you could come to us,” she said.

She lobbed some questions at her guests — 
if they had any advice for parents in this time of self-isolation, 
how the president planned to stimulate the economy. 
There were digs at House leader Nancy Pelosi and of Democrats’ handling of the economic stimulus package — 
nothing anyone who has tuned into Fox or Twitter hadn’t heard before.

Then Lara Trump turned to the subject of Biden and asked, 
“What would this country look like,
if Joe Biden,
and the Democrats had been at the helm?” 
That’s when McEnany froze. 
Not figuratively, but literally, 
her frozen head soon morphed into a question mark 
and the sound for the feed dropped entirely. 
The campaign that had so loudly criticized Biden for his own technical hiccups had fumbled itself. 
Digital campaigning isn’t always easy.

The next day, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale 
said more than 945,000 people had tuned in to various platforms to watch the event. 
But, at least on Periscope, the number did not go above 650.

“While nothing can compete with President Trump’s unmatched ability,
to communicate directly with the American people, 
these events offer an important supplement to the president’s daily White House Coronavirus Task Force briefings — and the incredible response we’ve gotten from supporters proves it,” 
Lara Trump wrote in an op-ed published on Fox News on Wednesday.

In his interviews and digital events, 
Biden has consistently strived for political nuance, 
something that may help in projecting himself as a steady hand, 
but that also rarely generates headlines. 
That’s been especially true in how he’s taken on Trump directly.

In a CNN interview this Tuesday, 
Biden was asked if Trump “is responsible for the deaths of Americans” 
for his response to the pandemic. 
He pivoted.

“President Trump is not responsible for the coronavirus,” 
he said. 
Instead, Biden said, 
he is “responsible for using all of the power at his disposal to be able to deal with this virus,” 
like using the Defense Production Act to bring more protective supplies to doctors and nurses.

“If you’ve noticed what I’ve been doing,
I have not been criticizing the president,
but I’ve been pointing out where there’s disagreements on how to proceed,” 
Biden said on The View last week.

During a later MSNBC interview, 
Biden went further in his criticism of Trump and seemed to regret it.

“Why doesn’t he just act like a president?” Biden asked.

“That’s a stupid way to say it,” he said after a pause. “Sorry.” Rofl

and that is where Joe Biden is:
“That’s a stupid way to say it,” he said after a pause. “Sorry.” Rofl


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