Former Vice President Joe Biden is playing a little game of perception this week, and President Trump is willing to go right along with him it seems.
Biden had a fairly positive showing on Super Tuesday, but it was somewhat expected. This early voting gluttony is geographically favorable to Biden with a heavy souther lean to it. Later on in the race Bernie Sanders will start picking up steam out west, that is, unless Biden can surf this delegate wave into such a perceived lead that the Democratic constituents just fall right into line.
So Biden has been doing his best nominee impression, taking the fight to Donald Trump as opposed to Bernie Sanders. Biden wants the voters to see him as someone who’s already there, ready to go come November.
But if Biden is going to have his mouth aimed at Trump, by God Trump will have his mouth aimed right back at Biden.
During a Fox News town hall event, Trump unleashed on the former Vice President over a string of strange behavior.
President Trump, speaking at a Fox News Town Hall in Joe Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pa., on Thursday evening, openly suggested that the new Democratic front-runner’s repeated gaffes could be a sign of a competency issue — honing a line of attack that Republicans are expected to repeatedly deploy if Biden becomes his party’s nominee.
Trump went on to argue that Biden was “damaged” by the impeachment process that implicated his son Hunter in apparent overseas corruption. “They aimed at Trump and they took Biden down,” the president said.
“Here’s a guy, who didn’t have a job, unfortunately sadly the military was a very sad experience for him — he goes out and gets $3 million plus $183,000 a month to be a board member of a company that a lot of people said was corrupt,” he continued. “Just as bad, China — I just made a great China deal … His son walks out a China for a billion-and-a-half dollars for a fund.”
Then Trump went for the jugular.
The Super Tuesday results, Trump said, had come as a surprise — especially given what he suggested were Biden’s possible cognitive impairments.
“I’m all set for Bernie, communist,” Trump began. “And then we have this crazy thing that happened on Tuesday, which he thought was Thursday. But he also said 150 million people were killed with guns, and that he was running for the U.S. Senate — there’s something going on there.”
Earlier in the race, Biden got into a town hall attendee’s face and proclaimed that he was “a damn liar”. Then, just weeks later, the former veep told another member of his audience that she was a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier”.
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