Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden boldly stated that he will win several key republican states in 2020 if he is elected as the Democratic nominee.
On Monday during an event at the Poor People's Campaign, Biden announced the five states that he thinks he can flip.
“I plan on campaigning in the South,” Biden stated. “I plan on — if I’m your nominee — winning Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, believe it or not.”
He wasn’t done.
“And I believe we can win Texas and Florida, if you look at the polling data now,” he said.
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
North Carolina and Florida will be critical swing states for both Trump and whoever comes out of the crowded Democratic primary field. Trump narrowly won both states in 2016.
Texas and Georgia have both been solid red states in the past, but Trump under-performed in both states in 2016, and Democrats nearly picked up major victories in both states during the 2018 midterm elections. A poll released by the Texas Tribune Monday showed that only 39% of registered voters in the Lone-Star state would “definitely” support the president next year.
South Carolina would appear to be a much longer shot, given that no Democratic presidential nominee has carried the state since Jimmy Carter in 1976. Trump won the state by roughly 14% in 2016.
As of now, it is looking like Biden will be the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate and President Donald Trump has made it clear that he is excited about facing him.
During multiple insults directed at Biden last week, President Trump noted that the former Vice President is "mentally weak" also adding that he is a "loser" and a "dummy."
During a campaign event in Iowa, Biden lashed out at President Trump saying, “This is a guy who does everything to separate and frighten people."
President Trump responded while talking to reporters. “When a man has to mention my name 76 times in his speech, that means he’s in trouble,” Trump said. “I have to tell you, he’s a different guy. He looks different than he used to, he acts different than he used to--he’s even slower than he used to be.”
“Joe never got more than 1 percent except for when Obama took him off the trash heap,” Trump also added. “It looks like his friends from the left are going to overtake him pretty soon.”
Trump went on to discuss how excited he was to face Biden in 2020.
“I’d rather run against, I think, Biden than anybody,” Trump said. “I think he’s the weakest mentally and I like running against people who are weak mentally.”
The Biden team announced that they are planning on slamming President Trump for his treatment of American farmers while in Iowa.
“America’s farmers have been crushed by his tariff war with China. No one knows that better than Iowa,” Biden will apparently say. “He thinks he’s being tough. Well, it’s easy to be tough when someone else is feeling the pain.”
Biden will ask “how many farmers across this state and across this nation have had to face the prospect of losing their business, of losing their farm because of Trump’s tariffs?”
President Trump responded and said that he is “the best thing that has ever happened to farmers.”
“Nobody has treated farmers better than Trump,” Trump said. “The farmers are my best friend.”
Trump also hammered Biden over China.
“Joe Biden thought China was not a competitor. Biden is a dummy. Joe Biden thought China was not a competitor of ours,” Trump said while adding that China “ate our country alive during Obama and Biden.”
“China is a major competitor and right now, China wants to make a deal very badly,” Trump said. “It’s me right now who is holding up the deal. We’re either doing a great deal with China or we’re not doing a deal at all.”
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