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PoliticsJoe Biden takes hard whacks at Donald Trump as both stump in Iowa

01:25  12 june  2019
01:25  12 june  2019 Source:   desmoinesregister.com

Bernie Sanders warns nominating Biden could deliver Trump second term

Bernie Sanders warns nominating Biden could deliver Trump second term CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sen. Bernie Sanders took aim at Democratic primary rival Joe Biden at the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame forum Sunday, declaring that a "middle ground" strategy would change nothing. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "Now I understand there are well-intentioned candidates who believe the best way forward is a middle ground strategy that antagonizes no one, that stands up to nobody, and that changes nothing," Sanders said.

OTTUMWA, Iowa – Joe Biden is to take on Donald Trump Tuesday in a wide-ranging speech that lambastes the president on The former vice president plans to deliver a lengthy speech directly targeting the president as both he and Trump touch down in different parts of the heartland state.

Former Vice President Joe Biden held a campaign rally in Philadelphia on Saturday. Many of his comments focused on defeating President Donald Trump . Biden at first major rally: Trump is 'divider-in-chief' who leads with ' hard heart'.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, returning to campaign in Iowa on the same day President Donald Trump was in the state, took some hard whacks at the president he hopes to defeat in November 2020.

"President Trump is in Iowa today. and I hope his presence here will be a clarifying event," Biden said Tuesday afternoon in Ottumwa. "Because Iowa farmers have been crushed by his tariff war with China and no one knows better than the folks in Iowa. He thinks that being tough is great. Well, it’s really easy to be tough when someone else absorbs the pain."

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 will mention Trump in his speech in which he plans to attack the president's character and policies. The establishment media is driving Biden ’s message even before Trump gets to Iowa where both men will be participating in campaign activities, thanks to the leaked copy of the speech

Biden under fire. Biden will make his second trip to Iowa since announcing his presidential run back in April, making While in Iowa last weekend, Biden 's opponents mostly refrained from calling the former vice president out by Joe Biden is an existential threat to Joe Biden ," Tim Murtaugh, Trump 's

Trump has singled Biden out of the massive presidential field as the target of his critiques, and Biden responded forcefully.

"I believe that this president is literally an existential threat to America," Biden said to a crowd of 250 in Ottumwa, the first stop during his two-day trip. "He's a threat to our core values, and he's a threat to our standing in the world."

Before Trump even left the White House, the president blasted the Democratic presidential candidate, telling reporters: "I like running against people who are weak mentally."

Trump continued: "When a man has to mention my name 76 times in a speech, that means he’s in trouble."

"Trump doesn't get the basics," the former vice president was scheduled to say about the trade war the president has executed, according to Biden's prepared evening remarks for a stop in Davenport.

Trump unleashes on 'failing' and 'slower than he used to be' Biden

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."

Former Vice President Joe Biden , speaking late Friday at the World Security Conference, took aim at both Trump ’s White House and Russia, saying he worries

Joe Biden plans to call out President Trump as an "existential threat" to the United States, according to prepared remarks shared with CBS News. On his first trip to Iowa in late April, Biden was criticized by some who said he sounded naïve about the potential threats from China when he told an Iowa City

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Biden joked about Trump's nicknames for him at his stop in Mount Pleasant, where he spoke to about 200 people, according to his campaign.

"Apparently, he had my speech on in Air Force One. I guess he’s really fascinated with me," he said. "I find it fascinating."

Joe Biden takes hard whacks at Donald Trump as both stump in Iowa© Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in a packed hall in Ottumwa, Iowa Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Biden is currently an Iowa polling leader, according to a recent Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll. Twenty-four percent of Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers say the former vice president is their first choice for president. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont senator, is the first choice for 16% of poll respondents, while Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts senator, and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, are at 15% and 14%, respectively. No other candidate cracked double digits.

Biden now labeling China a 'serious challenge' to U.S.

Biden now labeling China a 'serious challenge' to U.S. Former Vice President Joe Biden called China a "serious challenge" and threat, marking a drastic change from his remarks on the foreign power last month. "We are in a competition with China, We need to get tough with China. They are a serious challenge to us, and in some areas a real threat," Biden said Tuesday at a presidential campaign event in Iowa. But at a rally in May, Biden mocked a potential Chinese threat. "China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man ...

Последние твиты от Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump). 45th President of the United States of America🇺🇸. Washington, DC. and have no intention of doing anything other than going on a fishing expedition to see if they can find anything on me - both illegal & unprecedented in U.S. history.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump cracked a few jokes about the allegations encircling Joe Biden – the same day two more women came Trump brought up the former vice president while discussing his reelection theme, asking the audience if he should embrace "Keep America Great" or

Biden is also scheduled to appear in Clinton on Wednesday.


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'Adult in the room,' or has his time passed?

Some attendees at the event said Biden's experience makes him the most credible candidate in the race.

"He’s the adult in the room," said Dennis Olson, a 65-year-old Biden supporter who drove from Urbandale to see the candidate. "I realize he’s similar in age to the president, and stuff like that, and some would say that that might be too old, but I believe the experience way outweighs that."

The Iowa Poll found 52% of Democrats likely to caucus in person said a candidate with years of experience in Washington, D.C., would have an advantage in facing Trump, but just 1% said it would be an advantage for a candidate to be older than 70. Biden is 76, and Trump will turn 73 on Friday.

The Latest: Biden calls Trump a 'threat to our core values'

The Latest: Biden calls Trump a 'threat to our core values' The Latest on Donald Trump and Joe Biden visiting Iowa (all times local):1:35 p.m.Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is blasting President Trump for his behavior during the D-Day commemoration in Europe last week, including a tweet attacking singer and Broadway star Bette Midler.During a speech Tuesday to about 100 people in working-class Ottumwa, Iowa, Biden repeated his oft-stated claim that Trump is a "threat to our core values."Biden, with a look of disbelief on his face, said, "He found time to go after Bette Midler in the middle of the D-Day ceremonies."Trump

Donald Trump and Joe Biden are spoiling for an actual fist fight. Heaven help us. On Tuesday, Biden , who was speaking at an "It's On Us" rally to fight sex assault on campus, laid into Trump 's misogynistic behavior by threatening to beat up Trump .

President Donald Trump is striking back at former Vice President Joe Biden , a potential 2020 election rival, for "Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he "He doesn't know me, but he would go down fast and hard , crying all the way.

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Lesley Green, 32, of Ottumwa, has been seeing every presidential candidate who comes to town. She said she thinks Biden did a great job as vice president for former President Barack Obama, but she's committed to caucusing for New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.

"I think he’s a great guy, but I think his time has passed," Green said of Biden. "I think there are other candidates that are exciting the base a lot more. There are several good candidates out there that, I think, would get people out to volunteer, get them out to vote."

Green, who attended Biden's Ottumwa event, said she's concerned about the former vice president's decades of past positions and votes for which he will have to answer on the campaign trail.

"I don’t want to have to deal with all that baggage when I’m going door-to-door trying to convince people to vote for somebody," she said.

Whomever the Democrats nominate, they need to unite when the primary process is over, said Cindy Drost, 58, who farms in rural New Sharon with her husband.

Drost said her first choice is former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, but she's considering switching to Biden.

"To be honest with you, (O'Rourke is) not doing real well in the polls right now," Drost said. "So we are starting to look at Joe Biden. We think that some of the other candidates need to start dropping out. Either that, or start doing better in the polls."

O'Rourke registered 2% support in the latest Iowa Poll. Nearly three out of four respondents to that poll said several (47%) or most (27%) of the 23 candidates should drop out of the race.

"It’s a high priority of mine that we beat Donald Trump, and we’re not going to do that if we are all for different candidates," Drost said.

USA Today contributed to this report

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