Joe Biden went after Trump’s racism and bigotry in a simple, clear, plainspoken way that nailed the president right between the eyes.
Biden Calls Out Trump’s Racism
Biden said at his campaign kickoff rally in Philadelphia, “Let me ask you, are we a nation that believes there is a moral equivalence between white supremacist and neo-nazi and the Ku Klux Klan and those with the courage to stand against them. No, we don’t. But Trump does. Trump said there is a moral equivalence. Are we a nation that believes ripping children from the arms of their parents at the border? No, we don’t. But Trump does. Are we a nation that embraces dictators and tyrants like Putin and Kim Jong-un? We don’t, but trump does. Look, every day we’re reminded about this — in this election about we have to remember who we are and what we stand for and what we believe. And every day we’re reminded there is nothing guaranteed about our democracy. We have to fight for it. We have to defend it. We have to earn it. We have to earn it.”
Why Trump Fears Joe Biden Most
Trump fears Biden more than any other Democrat because Biden has a plainspoken and easy to understand way of calling out Trump’s lack of values and behavior. Biden doesn’t get philosophical. He says this is wrong. This isn’t America. This isn’t who we are. Joe Biden does something that Hillary Clinton and all of the failed 2016 Republican candidates failed to do. Biden puts Trump on the defensive.
Joe Biden understands how to run against Trump. Democrats aren’t going to beat Trump by standing on the debate stage and talking policy. They aren’t going to beat Trump by trading insults.
Democrats will win by making a black and white argument about Trump not being what is America is about, and it is why Republicans are so worried about Joe Biden taking on Donald Trump next fall.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association