President Donald Trump launched a new line of attack against Joe Biden during an event with Hispanic leaders in Florida on Friday.
He accused Biden of being a ‘puppet’ of the ‘radical left’ – specifically Senator Bernie Sanders and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
‘Biden is a puppet of Bernie Sanders, AOC and the radical left,’ he said.
‘Nobody will be safe in a Biden America but Biden doesn’t know what a Biden America is. But other people do,’ Trump noted.
President Donald Trump launched a new line of attack against Joe Biden
President Trump is trying to tie Joe Biden, seen during a factory visit in Pa. on Thursday, to the left wing of the party
President Donald Trump supporters wave flags as they participates in a boat rally to celebrate Donald Trump’s birthday in Fort Lauderdale in June
An enormous fleet of watercraft joined Saturday’s President Donald Trump boat parade in the Indian and Banana Rivers across Brevard County in June
The president has been trying to tie Biden – who has a long time record as a moderate – to the more progressive wing of the party.
He’s thrown several attack lines at the presumptive Democratic nominee – including Biden wants to defund the police and supports protesters who want to tear down statues of Jesus.
Neither of those are true.
And he claimed a show of supporter by boaters in Florida is a good sign for his re-election bid.
‘Great to see the boaters out there – thousands and thousands of boats every weekend and we appreciate it. But nobody’s seen anything like it ever, and we have that in many other states with boaters and bikers and everybody is a spirit that nobody’s ever see,’ he noted.
Several boats decorated with Trump signs have been seen in waterways around Florida and other states as the summer season begins.
Trump returned to his home state where trails Biden by 5 points, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.
His events were focused on drug trafficking and a roundtable on ‘Supporting the People of Venezuela.’ He’ll also attend a campaign fundraiser.
Not on the agenda was the coronavirus pandemic as cases have spiked in Florida. The governor has started to walk back the reopening process as cases have risen.
A Pew poll out last week found follows others in its findings that, if the election were held today, Joe Biden would win, with 54 per cent supporting the presumptive Democratic nominee to the 44 per cent saying they will vote for President Trump.
Biden leads by 8.8 points in the RealClearPolitics polling average on the November contest.
Trump’s attack line came after Bernie Sanders said a new policy platform unveiled by Joe Biden will make the presumptive Democratic nominee the ‘most progressive president’ since Franklin Roosevelt.
Sanders was referring to a series of platform recommendations for the Democratic Party that were put together by the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Forces – a series of groups formed after the primary process to bring together the moderate and progressive wings of the party.
‘These folks needless to say people represented the progressive movement have a different perspective on things than the Biden’s people, but there was serious discussion. And I think a real honest effort to come up with a compromise. And I think the compromise that they came up with, if implemented will make Biden, the most progressive president since FDR,’ Sanders said on MSNBC Wednesday night.
Bernie Sanders said a new policy platform unveiled by Joe Biden will make him the ‘most progressive president’ since Franklin Roosevelt
Joe Biden formed a series of working groups with Sanders to help address progressive concerns about his more moderate policy positions
President Roosevelt, who ran the country during the Great Depression, instituted a New Deal program whose series of public works proposals to put the country back to work expanded the scope and size of the federal government.
The new set of proposals from Biden and Sanders address all the major policy areas, recommending ways to combat climate change and institutional racism along with a proposal to expand health care coverage and rebuild the economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal program expanded the federal government
The two sides battled it out over key areas and liberals came up short in several of them. And while Sanders conceded the plan does not have the full progressive wish list, he noted that he expects his liberal base of support to come out for Biden in November.
‘They did not have – needless to say – everything that I wanted. And did not have everything that Biden wanted,’ Sanders said of the recommendations.
The recommendations are tweaks to the more moderate position Biden espoused and avoid some of the controversial measures that progressives have pushed but could turn away swing voters, such as ‘Medicare for All,’ the Green New Deal, and defunding police departments.
The 110-page document – which still has to be debated and adopted by the party – are the result of negotiations between six- and eight-person groups that were appointed by Biden and Sanders.
The groups were formed in part to appease progressives – who were upset that neither Sanders nor Elizabeth Warren captured the nomination – and assure the left wing of the party it will have a voice with the more moderate Biden. Warren is under consideration for Biden’s running mate.
The climate task force was co chaired by liberal Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Secretary of State John Kerry. Ocasio-Cortez has been the driving force behind liberals’ Green New Deal.
It took 15 years off Biden’s original target date for 100 per cent clean energy, moving it up to 2035 from 2050.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez co-chaired the climate portion of the group
It also recommends eliminating carbon pollution from power plants by 2035 and zeroing out net greenhouse gas emissions across the entire economy by 2050.
And it asks Biden to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord on day one of his presidency, something he has promised on the campaign trail.
There is no mention by name of Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal plan.
‘Like in any collaborative effort, there are areas of negotiation and compromise,’ Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. ‘But I do believe that the Climate Task Force effort meaningfully & substantively improved Biden’s positions.’There is also no mention of a national ban on fracking, which young climate activists have pushed for but is something Biden avoids as it could hurt him in key battleground states like Pennsylvania.