Wednesday’s climate change-focused forum hosted by CNN was a welcome chance for candidates to get away from the scandal, gaffe, and drama driven news cycle of the election and explain real policy platforms and solutions for one of America’s most pressing issues.
Biden has attempted to lead on climate change, dropping a massive plan earlier this year to shrink carbon emissions by 2050 (that may have been plagiarized, but oh well), and talk about an issue he cares about and plans to lead on—oh no his eye exploded.
The Eye of Biden the Terrible few could endure. pic.twitter.com/sTI6EM0Ld6
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 5, 2019
Ummm, is Joe Biden okay?
His left eye is completely bloody…pic.twitter.com/Qq38vdO0pF
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) September 5, 2019
It could mean nothing for the 76-year-old. It’s happened to many a person much younger.
But it sure won’t quell concerns about his fitness for office, especially when his team, moments before it happened, dropped a tweet about not turning a blind eye to climate change.
We can't turn a blind eye to the way in which environmental burdens are distributed unevenly along racial and socioeconomic lines.
Biden will right these wrongs and stand up to fossil fuel companies who disproportionately harm communities of color and low-income communities.
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) September 5, 2019
Talk about impressive timing.