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OpinionNo, Joe Biden, President Trump is not ‘an existential threat to America’

00:56  12 june  2019
00:56  12 june  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Biden: Trump is an "existential threat" to the U.S.

Biden: Trump is an Democrats' presidential front-runner and former vice president will blast the president while both are in Iowa on Tuesday.

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

Joe Biden doesn’t have one. His message is the same as Hillary Clinton’s in 2016: I hate Trump . Contrary to your editorial “Can Biden Beat Bernie?” (April 26) enumerating Joe Biden ’s “strengths,” I don’t think President Trump is losing any sleep.

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Wages are rising, unemployment is at record lows, and the economy is booming. But if you ask Joe Biden, the world might end tomorrow unless we toss President Trump out of office.

In a Tuesday afternoon stump speech in Iowa, the supposedly moderate 2020 candidate is set to paint a bleak vision of life under Trump. In his prepared remarks, Biden says that “Trump is an existential threat to America" and that he hopes “we choose hope over fear. Unity over division. Truth over lies. And science over fiction."

White House: 'Laughable' that Biden would call Trump an 'existential threat'

White House: 'Laughable' that Biden would call Trump an 'existential threat' The White House on Tuesday brushed off former Vice President Joe Biden's plan to call President Trump an "existential threat to America."

Joe Biden is an existential threat to Joe Biden ," Tim Murtaugh, Trump 's campaign communications director, told ABC News in a statement. America First Action Super PAC and America Rising PAC, both major pro - Trump groups, flooded Twitter with messages calling out Biden 's reversal just

Joe Biden is an existential threat to Joe Biden ," said Tim Murtaugh Biden 's decadeslong position first gained new scrutiny several weeks ago when the American Civil Liberties Union circulated video of the candidate telling an activist who asked about the Hyde Amendment that it should be repealed.

This likely won’t resonate with voters. In the eyes of sane people, the last two years of the Trump presidency have been full of ups and downs, but it’s been far from the nightmare scenario Biden describes. Almost 60% of Americans, whether they personally approve of Trump or not, approve of his handling of the economy. And almost half either approve of Trump’s performance as president or have no opinion. You'd expect an "existential threat" to generate a broader resistance, not just a louder one.

The alarmist rhetoric distracts from Biden’s actual message. After all, does anyone really know what his candidacy stands for? He launched his campaign by bashing Trump, and since then, he has rambled on incessantly about the Oval Office’s current occupant, describing this election as a battle for “the soul of the nation” and saying the president is a “threat to this nation, to our democracy.”

Biden to slam Trump as 'existential threat' during dueling Iowa stops

Biden to slam Trump as 'existential threat' during dueling Iowa stops Both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will go head to head as they each make stops in Iowa.

President Donald Trump said Friday he is not worried about former Vice President Joe Biden challenging him in 2020. “I don’t see Joe Biden as a Trump commented on Biden after he shared a meme on Twitter, taunting the former vice president for making women feel uncomfortable with

Can Biden beat President Trump ? If so, what will he accomplish in office? Among left intellectuals, it is conventional wisdom that America is a deeply racist, sexist And it is conventional wisdom that Trump represents an existential threat to the country, rendering us all unsafe.

Give me a break. If you want to be president of the United States, you're probably going to need a more compelling pitch than “pick me, I’m not that guy.”

Still, it’s worth engaging with the apocalyptic argument that Trump’s presidency poses a threat to America, even if it’s absurd when taken at face value.

Is it that Trump’s climate policy will doom us to death by global warming? This is quite the stretch. Trump has exited a voluntary climate agreement and rolled back a few environmental policies, but U.S. emissions fell in his first year in office — the last one for which we have data. Besides, many states such as Pennsylvania and Oregon are taking their own initiatives to decrease carbon emissions, and the global climate crisis is really driven by emissions in developing countries such as India anyway.

Or is it that President Trump is a buffoon with the nuclear codes, who will drag us into a war? So far, he’s done more to end wars (in Afghanistan and Syria) than start them. Also, his record in North Korea might be a mixed bag, but on balance, he has succeeded in de-escalating very high tensions.

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Trump unleashes on 'failing' and 'slower than he used to be' Biden President Trump lashed out at Joe Biden in response to the 2020 contender's plans to call the president an "existential threat."

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Former Vice President Joe Biden will cross paths with President Donald Trump as the Democratic presidential candidate "It wasn’t planned that way, but I hope Trump ’s presence here will be a clarifying event." Before flying to Iowa, Trump went off on Biden , calling him a

Biden has stated his desire to ‘beat the hell’ out of Trump but president ’s tweet says Biden would ‘go down fast and hard, crying all the way’.

But surely, as Biden says, Trump is a threat to our democracy who won’t accept the result of our elections? That certainly doesn’t seem to be the case, as the GOP suffered landslide losses in 2018 that went into effect without a hitch, and the president allowed an entire investigation into his campaign to reach completion without firing special counsel Robert Mueller or otherwise shutting it down.

This is the great flaw with Biden’s — and, to a lesser extent, the other 2020 Democrats' — approach rooted in Trump-alarmism. There’s a portion of American voters that may always swear by Trump, and another base that might hate him no matter what. But many reasonable people are open to criticism of the president, be it of his foolish trade policy, his overly harsh immigration stances, or the multiple outlandish or offensive things he’s said (or tweeted) since taking office.

When criticism of Trump becomes extreme and overblown, as Biden’s often has been, those of us in touch with reality may start to tune out. For now, Biden is still beating Trump in most head-to-head polls. If he wants that to continue, Biden should stand for something — not just against someone.

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