Written by Ashton Snyder on
 June 29, 2024

Joe Biden's Debate Blunders, Suspicious Noise Spark Social Media Frenzy

Joe Biden's debate performance against Donald Trump last night ignited widespread criticism, leading to concerns over his capability to serve as president.

Additionally, an allegedly "suspicious noise" during the debate fueled fevered speculation on social media about whether one of the candidates passed wind, as the Daily Mail reports.

During the debate, microphones picked up an unusual sound that left viewers wondering about its origin. Social media quickly buzzed with theories, suggesting that Joe Biden, 81, might have passed wind while Trump, 78, accused him of profiting from tariffs on China. Alternative speculations included the possibility of either candidate, or a moderator, having taken a sip of water.

Biden's Debate Performance Criticized by Democrats

Biden's overall debate performance was widely regarded as disastrous. He appeared tired, hoarse, and often stumbled over his words, even trailing off into silence at one point. Moderator Jake Tapper had to step in when Biden lost his train of thought, highlighting the former Vice President's struggle to present himself effectively.

Despite Biden's combative stance, his lack of coherence compared to Trump was conspicuous. As a result, his performance attracted substantial criticism from within his own party. Some prominent Democrats, including senior strategists and donors, openly questioned his suitability to continue in the presidential race.

Calls for Biden to Step Down Emerge

One donor bluntly stated, "Biden needs to drop out. No question about it." A senior Democrat strategist emphasized the urgency, saying, "Biden is about to face a crescendo of calls to step aside. Parties exist to win - this man on the stage with Trump cannot win." Steve Schmidt, a former Republican campaign strategist who has since turned Democrat, also weighed in, declaring, "Biden lost the country tonight, and will not get it back. If Trump is a threat and democracy is on the line, then Biden must step aside."

Throughout the 90-minute debate, Biden repeatedly lost his train of thought and mixed up topics. Viewers noted his evident fatigue and difficulty in maintaining a clear line of argument against Trump.

Behind-the-Scenes Footage Shows Biden Struggling

Behind-the-scenes footage from the debate and afterward painted an even bleaker picture. Biden, holding his wife's hand, struggled to exit the stage. Jill Biden's encouragement at a watch party appearance seemed condescending to some observers, as she told her husband, "You answered every question right, Joe - you did such a great job answering every question. You knew all the facts!"

After the debate, Biden made an unexpected stop at a local restaurant. It was there that he was confronted with questions his debate performance, with one person asking, "Some are concerned that you're not fit for the job... do you have any concerns about your performance?" Biden responded by dismissing the fitness concerns and blamed Trump, saying, "Well... it's hard to debate a liar."

Trump Team Mocks Biden's Debate Blunders

Adding fuel to the fire, Trump's campaign seized the opportunity to mock Biden’s performance. They released a video titled 'Needless to say, the drugs didn't work,' which showcased Biden's debate blunders and further criticized his ability to lead.

The debate drew considerable attention not only for its content but also for the ongoing speculation surrounding the "suspicious noise." As the debate progressed and social media frenzy escalated, users dissected each moment with fervor, leading to numerous memes and clips going viral.

Social Media Reacts to "Suspicious Noise"

The debate's unusual "suspicious noise" moment remains a topic of intense speculation. While some are convinced it was a candidate passing wind, others argue that it might have been a moderator inadvertently creating the sound while sipping water. Regardless of the actual source, the incident has captivated audiences and added a layer of levity to an otherwise serious political event.

As the political landscape continues to evolve, the fallout from Biden's performance is unlikely to dissipate quickly. With calls for Biden to step down growing louder, the Democratic Party faces a critical juncture in determining its path forward.

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