Biden drew criticism Sunday after he called a woman a 'lying dog-faced pony soldier' at a campaign event. In an exchange shared on social media, 21-year-old Georgia college student Madison Moore asked him to explain his poor performance in Iowa.
'It's a good question,' replied Biden, whose status as national frontrunner for the Democratic nomination was shaken by a damaging fourth-place showing in Iowa's caucuses.
'Have you ever been to a caucus?' he asked the Mercer University student, who nodded.
'No, you haven't,' Biden said. 'You're a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.'
Moore told The Washington Post it was 'totally irrelevant whether I've been to a caucus or not. Joe's been performing incredibly poorly in this race. His inability to answer a simple question from a nobody college student like me only exacerbates that reality.'