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Texas governor Rick Perry (R) had another memory lapse on live TV on Friday. This time it wasn’t something complicated, like remembering which three government agencies he would eliminate as president. It was the name of Daily Rundown host Chuck Todd that escaped Perry during his appearance on the show.

Perry referred to Chuck Todd simply as “Todd,” not once, but twice in the span of his interview, which lasted all of about four minutes.

Despite the error, Todd didn’t flinch, and continued pressing Perry on issues like health care and education in Texas. The governor conducted the interview live from Iowa, traditionally the first state to hold a presidential primary election. Ironically, when asked if Governor Chris Christie is conservative enough to get the Republican nomination, Perry insisted the GOP focus is on the 2014 midterm elections. Yes, live… from Iowa.

h/t Huffington Post

Democratic nominee Joe Biden speaking in Manitowoc, WI

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Today in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Joe Biden spoke about the toll of coronavirus, which has now officially passed 200,000. "What worries me now is we've been living with this pandemic for so long, I worry we're risking becoming numb to the toll that it's taken on us," the Democratic nominee warned. "We can't let that happen."

How did that happen? How did America lose 200,000 people to a horrendous death, with no end in sight? That tragedy can be traced directly to a vacuum of leadership in the White House, as Biden remarked. But he also saw behind that lack of presidential fortitude to its deeper cause: Donald Trump simply never cared how many of us die and he still doesn't. The evidence is in Trump's own behavior at his "superspreader rallies" – where he always protects himself while leaving his own followers to risk illness and worse.

Watch Biden describe the moral emptiness inside this president.