(Gateway Pundit) – Democrat presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off an eight day bus tour through Iowa Saturday with an outdoor rally in Council Bluffs with a modest sized crowd of supporters in attendance. Biden has slumped from front runner to fourth place in Iowa in the past two months, according to the Real Clear Politics rolling average of Iowa and now has support from about 16.3 percent of caucus goers. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads the pack with 24.0 percent.
As Biden was being introduced by his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, she enthusiastically–if unawarely–repeatedly waved her right arm wide as he stood next to her such that he had to lean back to avoid getting smacked as she spoke about how when her husband is president parents will want to bring their children into the room when he appears on TV.
As she continued to wave her arm perilously close to his face, Joe Biden leaned in and gave his wife a love bite on her index finger, prompting laughs and smiles from Jill and the audience.
Video posted to Twitter by CBS News reporter Bo Erickson:
[email protected]’s “No Malarkey!” Iowa bus tour starts in Council Bluffs with laughs: An excited @DrBiden gestures and almost hits Joe in the head…and then he bit her finger: pic.twitter.com/CIhHS9buJQ
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) November 30, 2019
Fired up and ready to go for the #NoMalarkey barnstorm! pic.twitter.com/4lpU7waqzh
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 30, 2019
“The reason we named it ‘No Malarkey’ is because the other guy’s all lies,” @JoeBiden says in Council Bluffs, Iowa, referring to President Trump off the bat as he kicks off his 8-day bus tour through the state.”
“The reason we named it ‘No Malarkey’ is because the other guy’s all lies,” @JoeBiden says in Council Bluffs, Iowa, referring to President Trump off the bat as he kicks off his 8-day bus tour through the state. pic.twitter.com/jiOoBRPf50
— Sarah Mucha (@sarahmucha) November 30, 2019
First stop of the #nomalarkey #bustour is underway in Council Bluffs! This crowd was fired up and ready for @JoeBiden and @DrBiden! #IACaucus #2020dems @TeamJoe @JoeForIA pic.twitter.com/bjk1Piqenw
— Ari Krupkin (@arikrupkin) November 30, 2019
@JoeBiden and @DrBiden kicked off the “No Malarkey” tour right here in Council Bluffs! If we missed you today you can still see our next President TONIGHT in Denison at the Boulders Conference Center 7 PM. Join us! pic.twitter.com/7GEegVArsr
— Richard (@Richard4Joe) November 30, 2019
Second stop on @joebiden tour is at Council Bluffs Fire Station where Joe and Jill Biden brought in doughnuts and thanked the crew. A very, very small crew. pic.twitter.com/iFk6bsfnrQ
— Natasha Korecki (@natashakorecki) November 30, 2019
[email protected] boards his “No Malarkey” bus in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Up next: Denison pic.twitter.com/gffvGdPpMC
— Arlette Saenz (@ArletteSaenz) November 30, 2019
The Biden campaign included a definition of malarkey on the bus: Insincere or foolish talk.
Here it is: the @JoeBiden “No Malarkey” Bus. Kicking off 8 days and 18 counties here in Council Bluffs, IA pic.twitter.com/WtKuavq4Ge
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) November 30, 2019
The Trump campaign trolled Biden with a mock promo flier for the No Malarkey Tour.
Wow, the fliers for @JoeBiden’s upcoming Iowa bus tour are surprisingly honest! pic.twitter.com/7REJH0Ii0r
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) November 29, 2019