'A lying, dog-faced pony soldier': Joe Biden calls a voter
The former vice-president Joe Biden says he is the most electable Democrat. This is while he finished fourth in Iowa and insulted a student.
To be more precise, he called Madison Moore a 'lying, dog-faced pony soldier' after she asked him a question at his campaign event in Hampton, New Hampshire.
The 21-year-old economics student at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, told people to wave off the former vice president's remark as a 'joke' is 'kind of insulting'. Biden later explained he was just quoting no one else but John Wayne.
Moore said: 'It was kind of humiliating to be called a liar on national TV by the former vice president. Instead of answering that question straightforward, his immediate response was to attempt to invalidate me by exposing my inexperience.
'He has been performing extremely poorly in this race and the fact that he couldn’t just straight answer my question without bullying or intimidating just exacerbates that fact.'
She added: 'I am 21-year old college student, like what the hell do I know? Who cares who I am or my experience. Just answer the damn question.'
The phrase “dog-faced soldiers” appears in the 1949 John Wayne film “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” while there are a few references to “pony soldiers” in the 1953 John Wayne movie “Hondo.”
On Monday, a new Quinnipiac University poll, had Bernie Sanders pulling ahead of Biden, with the Vermont senator getting 25 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary while Biden, 77, was only at 17 percent.
This marks the first time Sanders, 78, has taken the front runner slot in a national poll, as the candidates head into the New Hampshire primary tomorrow following the surprising Iowa results - where Biden came in fourth place.