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Politics 'He’s not playing with a full deck': Trump campaign lobs unsubtle attack on Biden

22:45  26 march  2020
22:45  26 march  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Trump clinches GOP nomination with Tuesday primary wins

  Trump clinches GOP nomination with Tuesday primary wins WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has clinched the Republican Party nomination, surpassing the necessary delegate threshold. Trump, who had only token opposition, now has more than the 1,276 delegates needed after winning Tuesday’s Florida and Illinois primaries, according to The Associated Press' delegate count. That makes Trump the undisputed Republican nominee as Democrats continue to wage a contested primary contest between former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.This is the earliest the delegate calendar permits a Republican to clinch the nomination.

The Trump campaign is sharpening its attacks on Joe Biden as both camps prepare for a general election complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Washington Examiner

Trump aides on Thursday jumped on Biden for telling supporters during a Wednesday virtual "happy hour" that he became a “professor" after he left the U.S. Senate.

The former vice president has earned $371,159 a year as the University of Pennsylvania's Benjamin Franklin presidential practice professor since he joined the faculty in 2017 — the Obama administration ended on Jan. 20 of that year. Delaware's former 36-year senator has been criticized by students and the local press for the limited work he's done on campus.

Joe Biden slams Trump for bungling coronavirus response in ‘He Knew’ ad

  Joe Biden slams Trump for bungling coronavirus response in ‘He Knew’ ad Joe Biden slammed President Trump Saturday over his failure to contain the coronavirus crisis in a new digital ad. The Democratic presidential front-runner detailed Trump’s statements downplaying the severity of the crisis even as the pandemic spread across the globe.“Donald Trump has failed the American people,” Biden wrote on Twitter. © Matt Rourke Trump says he has done a “tremendous” job mobilizing the nation in the face of a crisis that no one could have seen coming. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

"Sadly, this isn’t the first time Biden blacked out the eight years of the Obama presidency. In September, he referred to George W. Bush as 'the last president,'" Trump spokeswoman Abigail Marone wrote in an email.

Marone added, "He’s not playing with a full deck, folks."

Trump and Biden's salvos have escalated as the two-term vice president hones in on the 1,991 pledged delegates required to secure the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination outright. This week, they've more publicly clashed over the federal government's response to the COVID-19 public health and economic fallouts.

Trump name-checked Biden during a Fox News town hall, calling him "Sleepy Joe" and claiming he didn't know what "xenophobic" meant as the White House incumbent complained about being described as a "racist" for imposing virus-related travel bans on China.

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Would Both Beat Donald Trump, New Poll Shows

  Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Would Both Beat Donald Trump, New Poll Shows Both Democratic contenders have strongly criticized President Trump's handling of the government response to the coronavirus pandemic.The Morning Consult polling data, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 1 percent, showed Biden beating Trump 47 percent to 42 percent, while Sanders beat the president 46 percent to 42 percent. But both matchups showed that a sizable portion of voters remained uncommitted, with 11 percent and 12 percent of respondents saying they were undecided for each respective candidate.

"What a piece of work," the former senator said.

The Trump campaign is also threatening legal action against a Biden super PAC, Unite the Country, after it launched a 30-second advertisement in which a voice-over accuses the president of allowing the novel respiratory illness to "spread unchecked across America."

Republicans and Biden critics have clung onto his verbal flubs throughout this cycle's primary process as an indication of his old age and slipping mental facilities.

Biden says his campaign is setting up call with Trump .
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that his aides are working to set up a call between him and President Trump to discuss the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic. Biden offered earlier this week to speak with Trump about the government's strategy to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The president told reporters on Wednesday that he would "absolutely take his call.""I'm happy to hear he'll take my call," Biden said in a virtualBiden offered earlier this week to speak with Trump about the government's strategy to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The president told reporters on Wednesday that he would "absolutely take his call.

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