Sarah Sanders lashed out at Joe Biden today after Biden’s new line of attack on Trump leaked to the media.
Biden and Trump will be in Iowa today for big speeches. Biden plans to ramp up his attacks on Trump and leaked some comments to the media.
Enter Sarah Sanders. From Snopes: The White House says Joe Biden’s plan to call President Donald Trump an “existential threat” to the nation is “truly laughable” as the two politicians converge in Iowa on Tuesday.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says she’s not sure whether Trump will respond to the former vice president, whose prepared remarks criticizing Trump were released ahead of his Iowa speech.
Sanders says, “The idea that he would say that the president poses any type of threat is truly laughable considering he was part of the administration that allowed Russia to interfere in our election.”
Sanders says Biden was a key member of an Obama administration that also allowed China to grow and North Korea to test missiles. She says Biden has “got a lot of explaining to do.”
Biden plans to use his Iowa visit to criticize Trump’s economic policy.
From CBS: Biden hopes to draw a “sharp contrast” between himself and the president on several key issues, according to the campaign. Among them: tariffs, climate change and restoring American “values.”
The “cashiers at Target … know more about economics than Trump,” Biden will assert.
On climate change, Biden is expected to chide the president’s previous climate-related comments, saying, “If he was just another rich guy sitting in his gold-plated apartment in Manhattan tweeting about how those pointy-headed scientists don’t know anything, it wouldn’t matter — but he’s president.”
Beyond policy and international relations, Biden is set to make an emotional appeal about Mr. Trump’s “crude language” and “embarrassing behavior,” such as his recent name-calling of Bette Midler on Twitter.
“What are you going to do when your kids start tweeting like Trump and say, “Well, the president did it,” Biden will ask crowds Tuesday.
From The Hill: Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 White House hopeful, is expected to go after President Trump during an appearance in Iowa on Tuesday.
The Democratic front-runner will target the president’s tariff war with China, climate change and attempt to get rid of the Affordable Care Act during his speech in Davenport, Iowa, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Hill.
“There’s a lot of ways Trump fails the basic standard to be president — but one of them is this: Donald, it’s not about you. It’s about America,” Biden is planning to say.
“Did he do anything to signal that he’s prepared to walk away from the thugs he’s embraced on the world stage — from Putin to Kim Jong Un? No. He did none of that. Instead, he gets up in the middle of the night to attack Bette Midler. He attacks the mayor of London. He attacks the American Speaker of the House. It was a stunning display of childishness for the whole world to see,” he’ll add.