Trump Mocks Biden For Wanting a Virtual Democratic National Convention
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On Monday, President Donald Trump reacted to the news that former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to hold a "virtual" Democratic National Convention instead of having a physical one.
The President rightfully suggested that Biden rather have a virtual one because he doesn't want to embarrass himself like he has in the past during public appearances.
"Joe Biden wanted the date for the Democrat National Convention moved to a later time period," the President tweeted. "Now he wants a “Virtual” Convention, one where he doesn’t have to show up. Gee, I wonder why? Also, what ever happened to that phone call he told the Fake News he wanted to make to me?"
It's no secret that Biden's mental state is in a decline considering he can't make it through a public appearance without embarrassing himself or contradicting a past comment he had made. Many people, including Democrats, don't think that Biden stands a chance against President Trump in 2020.
On Thursday during an interview on the "Fox News Rundown" podcast, former campaign manager and senior adviser to President Barack Obama, David Plouffe stated that President Trump will draw out voters "almost at a historical level" in the upcoming election as Biden is getting barely any attention during the coronavirus crisis.
“You look at the economic situation and say, ‘How can an incumbent win in that?’ But, you know, no one’s blaming Trump for the damage,” Plouffe said.
“I think if you can lay his crisis response at his feet and connect that to the economy, I do think that’s some headwind he’s got to run into,” he said.
Plouffe stated however that this is not what's happening. The American people are looking at President Trump along with other state-level authority figures for guidance while Biden is put on the back burner.
The Daily Wire summarizes:
“But, almost no matter what happens,” said Plouffe, the question remains if Trump can win Rust Belt and other battleground states like Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Florida. The former Obama 2008 campaign manager’s answer: “Sure.”
The reason, he explained, is that Trump’s base is so “solid,” and, he predicts, pro-Trump turnout will be massive. “I think he’s going to turn out voters almost at a historical level on his behalf,” Plouffe said, “so that makes him very dangerous if you’re Joe Biden.”
What’s making it even harder for Biden, he suggested, is that the crisis is eclipsing the usual campaign season to such a degree that Biden has been forced far into the background — and “there’s nothing he can do about it.”
“He’s not in office. He’s not a governor. He’s not the president,” Plouffe said. “And truthfully, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom [and] Donald Trump, citizens want to hear from those folks because they’re the folks making decisions.”
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