Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are both hitting Iowa today. Joe Biden started by attacking the President, sending the media into a frenzy this morning with his attack talking points.
The President of course, didn’t wait long to hit back hard. “When a man has to mention my name 76 times in a speech, that means he’s in trouble.”
CBS reported that Biden plans to call out the President as an “existential threat” to the U.S., according to prepared remarks shared with CBS News. The bashing by the front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination would come as he and President Trump travel throughout Iowa on Tuesday trying to galvanize their supporters.
The former vice president will label President Trump as an existential threat to decency, America’s standing in the world, and democracy.
Joe Biden hopes to draw a “sharp contrast” between himself and Trump on several key issues, according to the campaign. Among them are tariffs, climate change and restoring American “values.”
The “cashiers at Target … know more about economics than Trump,” Biden asserted.
On climate change, the former vice president is expected to chide Trump’s previous climate-related comments, saying, “If he was just another rich guy sitting in his gold-plated apartment in Manhattan tweeting about how those pointy-headed scientists don’t know anything, it wouldn’t matter — but he’s president.”
Beyond policy and international relations, Joe Biden is set to make an emotional appeal about the President’s “crude language” and “embarrassing behavior,” such as his recent name-calling of Bette Midler in his Twitter posts.
“What are you going to do when your kids start tweeting like Trump and say, “Well, the president did it,” Biden asked the crowds on Tuesday.
Trump hit back again calling Joe Biden a dummy. “Joe Biden is a dummy. Joe Biden thought that China wasn’t a competitor.”
“China ate our country alive during Obama and Biden. They ate us alive. And then Biden has some sort of relationship financially — or his son — with China? Tell me about that”
“Joe never got more than 1%, except Obama took him off the trash heap” and “it looks like his friends from the left are going to overtake him pretty soon.”