Joe Biden and President Trump are both hitting Iowa today. Biden started by attacking Trump, sending the media into a frenzy this morning with his attack talking points.
Trump, of course, hit back hard. “When a man has to mention my name 76 times in a speech, that means he’s in trouble.”
From CBS: Joe Biden plans to call out President Trump as an “existential threat” to the United States, according to prepared remarks shared with CBS News. The bashing by the front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and former vice president would come as he and Mr. Trump travel throughout Iowa Tuesday trying to galvanize their supporters.
Biden will label Mr. Trump an existential threat to decency, America’s standing in the world, and democracy.
Biden hopes to draw a “sharp contrast” between himself and the president on several key issues, according to the campaign. Among them: tariffs, climate change and restoring American “values.”
The “cashiers at Target … know more about economics than Trump,” Biden will assert.
On climate change, Biden is expected to chide the president’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, Biden is set to make an emotional appeal about Mr. Trump’s “crude language” and “embarrassing behavior,” such as his recent name-calling of Bette Midler on Twitter.
“What are you going to do when your kids start tweeting like Trump and say, “Well, the president did it,” Biden will ask crowds Tuesday.
Trump hit back again calling 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.”
“Joe Biden is a dummy. Joe Biden thought that China wasn’t a competitor,” Trump said.
“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” pic.twitter.com/HTlXAZIpEV
— POLITICO (@politico) June 11, 2019
#NEW: Pres. Trump slams former Vice President Joe Biden as both prepare to visit Iowa, saying “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.” #OANN pic.twitter.com/Nb2wY1Ljzk
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) June 11, 2019