We may be ready for this discussion as a nation, especially if Biden were to stop eschewing the socialist label and proudly embrace his goal of an economy designed to meet need rather than just produce profit.
Building back better, which is how Biden characterizes his agenda of running government to address American’s needs, is, indeed, an effort to de-criminalize government itself.
When President Joe Biden recently voiced support for unions, encouraging workers at Amazon currently involved in a vote to unionize or not to take part in this process, Biden was really just standing up for democracy itself.
Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to revive a conspiracy theory about President Joe Biden’s mental health, suggesting Biden has Alzheimer’s Disease.
“It’s almost like there’s a personal reason Joe Biden is all of a sudden magically focused on Alzheimer’s,” wrote Trump Jr. in response to a piece in Time by Maria Shriver and George Vradenburg, both of whom are involved in Alzheimer’s awareness efforts.
It’s almost like there’s a personal reason Joe Biden is all of a sudden magically focused on Alzheimer’s. https://t.co/e0vimqoAeH
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 25, 2021
In a small sentence, Biden made a huge point. Let’s serve people, not presidents or politics.
President Donald Trump said in a speech to a Republican group that former Vice President Joe Biden is “being taken care of pretty well by the socialists.” He was implying that recent criticisms against Biden, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, is the product of attacks coming from the left wing (i.e. Bernie Sanders wing) of the Democratic Party.
Criticism of the former vice president has been snowballing over the past several recent days as more women have come out with stories about past physical interactions with Biden.
Although Biden has always been a “touchy-feely” politician, the women have all said their interactions with him left them feeling uncomfortable. Even though all of Biden’s accusers made clear that the physical contact was not sexual in nature, the criticisms against him are problematic.
If Biden does enter the 2020 presidential race he will immediately be a top contender, and he has been first in many polls of 2020 Democratic candidates. So accusations against him will undoubtedly cast a shadow over his campaign, as he takes on over 15 other Democrats, including several women.
Trump’s comments came at the spring fundraising dinner for House Republicans’ campaign arm. He very clearly insinuated, just as Biden’s own team has, that the accusations had come out because of the work of a rival campaign.
“It looks like the only non-, sort of heavy socialist, he is being taken care of pretty well by the socialists,” Trump said. “They got to him. Our former vice president. I was going to call him — I don’t know him well. I was gonna say, ‘Welcome to the world, Joe. Are you having a good time, Joe?’”
The controversy over Biden’s alleged inappropriate touching first came up last week when former Nevada legislator Lucy Flores wrote an essay in The Cut detailing a 2014 incident when Biden allegedly kissed the back of her head. Since then, three more women have come forward with their own stories of being made uncomfortable by Biden’s physical contact.
Many Democrats have stepped forward in Biden’s defense in the last week, arguing that the former vice president’s habit of showing physical affection is simply part of his personality.
Biden has also apologized through statements to the press, admitting he may have unintentionally made the women feel uncomfortable.
Trump’s comments about Biden might be a preview of further attacks to come on the former vice president. It also shows that he will not stay silent during the Democratic primaries.
The Hill reported Tuesday afternoon that the pro-Trump Great America PAC had recently placed a six-figure ad buy for a digital spot hitting “Creepy Joe” over the accusations.
Trump Should Not Be Highlighting Sexual Assault During the 2020 Campaign
New reporting this morning has revealed that former vice president Joe Biden may soon announce he is running for president, and at the same time might announce that Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams will be his running mate if he wins the Democratic Party nomination next year.
The report came from Axios and is based on conversations with Biden advisers who are close to the potential candidate’s decision making process.
Biden’s aides reportedly believe that pairing him with Abrams would show he is not “just another old white guy.”
Biden, 76, has not yet jumped into the race, but would join a pool of Democrats historically diverse in age, race and gender.
Abrams is seen as a rising Democratic star, and nearly became the first African American woman elected governor of any state. She fought a tough gubernatorial campaign in Georgia last year, and even though she was ultimately unsuccessful, she has maintained a national profile. She was chosen to deliver the Democratic response to Donald Trump’s State of the Union address in January and did an excellent job.
It was reported last week that the former vice president is considering an early vice president selection for his campaign, and has discussed the possibility with his advisers and other top party figures.
According to Axios, Biden’s advisers are undecided about an early VP announcement. They have concerns that announcing Abrams as a running mate will be seen as a “gimmick,” and will open Biden up to criticism that he is overlooking other Democratic candidates as possible running mates.
Biden and Abrams met last week amid rumors of both candidates entering the race. Abrams has met with a number of other 2020 Democrats as well, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, (Mass.), Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Cory Booker (N.J.).
Abrams Has Two Conditions If She Is Going to Run
The Associated Press reported this morning that:
“Abrams is willing to meet with any candidate running for president in 2020, but warned she has two ground rules before she starts meeting with the wide range of Democratic hopefuls.”
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he has “zero” doubt that President Trump will run for reelection in 2020. He also said that he thinks Trump will win.
“I happen to think now, the president is going to run again in 2020 and I think he’ll win. I think he’ll win bigger than he won in 2016,” Bannon said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” citing the strong economy.
The former publisher of Breitbart News also expressed his opinion that the release of the Mueller special counsel’s report will shake up the political landscape in ways we can’t completely predict, saying:
“I believe that we’re going to enter into an extraordinary time in American politics.”
“We’ve allowed the Democrats, because they take control of the House, to weaponize a whole bunch of investigations. They’ve been- They’re going to be able to weaponize the Mueller report, 2019’s going to be quite vitriolic.”
BANNON IN ROME: Mueller report release will trigger "quite a vitriolic time," the former White House chief strategist tells @sethdoane
Former Vice President Joe Biden's eulogy of John McCain never mentioned Trump's name, but still contained a stinging indictment of Trump's character and the kinds of politics that he practices.
"The only war that's worse than one that's intended is one that's unintended. This is not the stuff to be tweeting about."
Biden gets the support of 41 percent of likely Democratic voters in a crowded field that includes Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
The new revelation may seem like a bombshell, but the idea reportedly didn't gain traction anywhere other than Brazile's head.
McCain described Trump's worldview as"unpatriotic" and said it should be thrown into the "ash heap of history."
A new poll shows former vice president Joe Biden would easily beat Trump in a 2020 presidential election matchup.
"Enough. This has to stop," the former Vice President tweeted. "Our children are watching."
Joe Biden's daughter said in an interview that the former vice president is considering a 2020 run against Donald Trump.
Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to the soul of a nation when he called out Trump for enabling the dark forces of racism while terrorizing Latinos.
"If this is not who we are as Americans, let's prove it," Hillary Clinton said.
The fact that there is widespread disagreement and confusion in the White House surrounding the Paris climate accord could signal that Trump may back away from his promise to "cancel" the agreement.
Joe Biden and his staff are planning and laying out a strategic map for the former vice president to run against Donald Trump in 2020.