Detroit Autoworker Says Biden ‘Went Off the Deep End’

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March 11, 2020Politics
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Detroit Autoworker Says Biden ‘Went Off the Deep End’
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden shouts at Jerry wayne, an auto worker Fiat Chrysler plant in Detroit, Michigan in an argument on gun rights on March 10, 2020 (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

The Detroit autoworker that got into a heated argument with presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Tuesday told Fox News that Biden “went off the deep end.”

Biden cursed and appeared to threaten a Detroit autoworker during an argument over gun rights. The confrontation, which was captured on video and has since gone viral, occurred amid a crowd of hardhat-clad workers when the former vice president visited the Fiat Chrysler plant in Detroit, Michigan, as voters flocked to polling places for the 2020 primary elections in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and Washington.

Biden told the worker, now identified as Jerry Wayne, that he is “full of [expletive]” and called him a “horse’s [expletive].”

“I thought I was pretty articulate and respectful,” Wayne told “Fox and Friends” on Wednesday. “I didn’t try to raise any feathers. And he kind of went off the deep end. I saw he was digging a hole. I just kind of let him talk for a while to dig a hole.”

“He could have easily said ‘I’m not taking questions’ and I would have very respectfully walked away. But he wanted to listen to my question, and I don’t think that he was ready for it,” he added.

“I also asked him how he wanted to get the vote of the working man when a lot of us, we wield arms. We bear arms, and we like to do that. And if he wants to give us work and take our guns, I don’t see how he is going to get the same vote,” he said.

During the argument, Wayne challenged Biden over a viral video of Biden, only last week, telling a rally in Dallas, Texas, that former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, an outspoken opponent of the Second Amendment, “will be the one who leads” Biden’s gun-control effort.

Biden denied saying he would take people’s guns away while pointing at Wayne’s face.

“It was a little bit disturbing to see that a politician wants to take away my right to defend myself.” Wayne said.

“He doesn’t need to touch anybody’s weapon at all. What we need to do is concentrate on how to teach people to respect firearms and how to use them. Not take them away.”

“I mean, I guess, technically speaking, he can say whatever he wants,” he added. “But, he was the vice president. He wants to be the president now. You are a candidate. You work for the American people. And, if you can’t understand that then you don’t deserve to have a leg in this race.”

Epoch Times reporter Ivan Pentchoukov contributed to this report

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