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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

Obama ebola czar hits Trump virus response in Biden campaign video

  Obama ebola czar hits Trump virus response in Biden campaign video Ron Klain, the former Ebola czar under the Obama administration, criticized the president's response to the coronavirus pandemic in a campaign video for former Vice President Joe Biden. "Some countries acted quickly," he said. "What did president Trump do? He downplayed it. Trump's slow response to this crisis is no surprise.

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.

Stay Alive, Joe Biden

  Stay Alive, Joe Biden Democrats need little from the front-runner beyond his corporeal presence.Two days before the South Carolina primary that would reverse his political fortunes and redirect the course of the Democratic nomination, Joe Biden’s campaign for president announced a hastily planned event in McClellanville, South Carolina. The national campaign press was alerted that Biden would enter full battle mode at this stop, that the proverbial gloves were about to come off ahead of the kill-or-be-killed primary on Saturday, and no one would want to miss this one.

"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.

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.

"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.

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He's leading only on Twitter.As the virus continues to ravage the nation, Donald Trump continues to be Donald Trump.

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