There’s new reason to think the Democrats’ presidential candidate is being scripted through his — increasingly rare — interviews with the press.
In a moment that’s thus far escaped public notice, Biden, speaking last week with Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, at one point halted mid-answer, appeared confused, and gestured to someone off camera, saying, “I lost that line.”
Biden was in the middle of explaining how he would suspend deportations should he become president.
Even more bizarre, Diaz-Balart then tells Biden — in a tone that doesn’t appear meant for broadcast, “Yeah, OK, that’s good, because we can talk you and I on that.”
This portion of the interview was available in a full version of the exchange Telemundo made available here (the exchange occurs at around 9:30).
The strange interaction was first flagged by P.J. Gladnick on his YouTube channel.
Grabien News reached out to Diaz-Balart to specifically ask whether Biden was reading answers to his questions. We’ll update should we receive a response.
UPDATE: We’ve yet to hear back from the Biden camp or Telemundo, but some on Twitter have suggested Biden might be saying “lady,” as opposed to “line”: