Former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden is making national news but not in a good way.
Biden had an angry and emotional exchange with a voter in Iowa over a question about his son Hunter’s role while serving on the board of directors of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
The Iowa voter, identified as a Marine Corps veteran and retired farmer Merle Gorman, also told Biden he was “too old for the job.”
Responding to the voter and defending his son, Biden said, “You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true. And no one has ever said that. No one has proved that.”
Things went downhill and matters got even worse.
Biden challenged Gorman to do pushups and verbally attacked and insulted the voter on personal terms saying, “I’m not sedentary” and continued his insults by saying, “Look, fat, look, here’s the deal.”
WATCH: A tense exchange with a voter at @JoeBiden’s event in New Hampton, IA this morning, where a voter started out by telling Biden he had two problems with him: he was too old, and his son’s work in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/ok7m0ShFPd
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) December 5, 2019
Gorman was interviewed following the testy exchange and said he wasn’t “trying to cause him problems,” and that Biden doesn’t “wanna answer the hard stuff.”
The Iowa voter who Joe Biden called a "damn liar" speaks with reporters after their tense exchange: "At least he's not getting so old that he's senile." https://t.co/jUThLG82gh pic.twitter.com/UGSNrBt9ei
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 5, 2019
This is not the first time Biden hit back at voters.
In August, while talking with reporters in New Hampshire, Biden responded to a comment on whether voters were concerned about his age and said, “I say if they’re concerned, don’t vote for me.”
As Biden is faced with tough questions he doesn’t want to answer, his “No Marlarkey” campaign bus tour is proving to be a clunker.