Former vice president Joe Biden said on Tuesday at the Iowa debate stage that he got the most heat from President Trump and the Republicans of the hopeful 2020 – and his poll numbers are only going up.
“I am the subject of his affection now more than anyone else at this stage,” said Biden during the CNN debate in Des Moines. “I’ve taken all the hits he can deliver and I’m getting better,” he added, pointing to his strong show in recent polls.
Biden was also asked if it would be difficult to go against Trump, who could see the Senate defend him in a trial of charges – which would begin next week – where the ex-veep and his son were central characters in the alleged plot from the president.
The hopeful 2020 said it was “irrelevant” and said that the house speaker, Nancy Pelosi, was right to act because Trump had “committed unassailable violations.”
“This Republican Party, which they went after, told my surviving son, chased after me, that lies that your networks and others won’t even go on television because they are downright lies,” Biden said. ‘And I did my job, the question is whether he did his job. And he didn’t do his job. ”
Vice President Joe Biden said he received the most heat from President Trump and the Republicans – and his polls are only going up
Joe Biden reminded the debate public that President Trump (photo) and republicans had “destroyed” his surviving son, who has become a central character in the president’s accusation
Former vice president Joe Biden (center), standing next to Sens. Elizabeth Warren (left) and Bernie Sanders (right) pointed out that he has been the subject of Trump’s affection – and has remained a viable Democratic leader
The House of Representatives last month accused Trump of an arrangement to hold $ 400 million in military aid to Ukraine to pressurize the country’s president to announce that he was investigating Joe and Hunter Biden.
Biden has been a consistent leader in the 2020 campaign – although Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg sporadically let him jump into the polls.
Trump has also put pressure on the Ukrainian leader to investigate the origin of the 2016 Russia investigation.
Hunter Biden, whose elder brother Beau died of brain cancer in May 2015, had been a member of the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, who tried to characterize Trump and his allies as corrupt.
That corruption has been handed over to Joe Biden, Trump has suggested, because Hunter only got it because of nepotism.
Biden said during the debate that “it doesn’t matter if he went after me.”
“I have to be in a position that I think of the American people,” he said. “I can’t hold a grudge.”
Biden said it would be the job of the next president of the United States to “not only fight, but heal.”
But he pointed out that by winning, he could also shatter the nation more.
“Although there will be more division the next time he beats me,” Biden said.
During the debate, Biden argued that he would come from the Democratic primary race because he had the broadest coalition.
“And by the way, I have overwhelming support from the African-American community, overwhelmingly. More than everyone else, number one, “said Biden. “Number two, working class people, where I come from in Pennsylvania, and places I come from in Delaware, have great support.”
“I have support everywhere,” said Biden.
Biden said he especially wanted to fight Trump with an economic message.
“And I’m not worried about Donald Trump,” he added.
According to Biden, Biden remains eight points ahead in the national polls the Real Clear Politics polling average. The most recent survey in Iowa, from Monmouth, Biden has six points higher. Although another recent survey, from the Des Moines Register, Sanders had three.