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Biden Says He Probably Shouldnt Have Challenged Iowa Voter to Pushup Contest

Former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading Democratic presidential contender, said that he was likely wrong to have challenged an Iowa voter to a pushup contest when the man queried him about his son and alleged that he was too old to run for president.

“I probably shouldnt have challenged him to pushups,” Biden told reporters in Iowa on Dec. 6.

“Its going to be part of what is the oppositions case, you know. Youve done a bad thing, so and so—which is not true. But Im confident that its not true. Trumps already spending $12 million to make the same message, send the same message, and theres nothing to the message,” he also said.

Biden, 77, called a retired farmer in Iowa a “damn liar” while on the campaign trail on Dec. 5.

The man had accused him of sending his son, Hunter Biden, to Ukraine to get a board member seat with Burisma, an energy company.

“You, on the other hand, sent your son over there to get a job for a gas company with no experience in order to get access to the president. Youre selling access to the president,” he said.

Biden called him a “damn liar” and said that the mans accusation that he was too old to run was also false.

“You want to check my shape on, lets do pushups together, man, lets run, lets do whatever you want to do,” he said. He later called the man “fat.”

Biden last year bragged that he got a Ukrainian prosecutor ousted in 2016 by threatening to withhold $1 billion in aid unless then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ousted Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor. Shokin was probing Burisma at the time.

Shokins replacement closed the investigation.

Both Bidens have denied wrongdoing. Hunter Biden left Burisma earlier this year. Several Senate committees are probing the Bidens over what transpired in Ukraine.

The Iowa voter later spoke to reporters.

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