Apr 30, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Biden targets Trump at Iowa campaign rally

Former vice president turned 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden

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Former Vice President Joe Biden took aim at President Trump during a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Tuesday evening, saying: "Enough's enough, man," and accusing the president of "wag[ing] war on Twitter," reports CNN.

Why this matters: Biden used his platform in Iowa to position himself against Trump, rather than the other members of the crowded 2020 Democratic field. Earlier on Tuesday, newly released polls illustrated that Biden is the current frontrunner in the race.

What he said:

  • Biden began the rally by citing Trump's statements about a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Biden said everybody was waiting for Trump to condemn the actions of the white nationalists, but instead said there are "very fine people on both sides" of the protest.
  • The former VP took a swing at GOP tax cuts, citing a $1 trillion loophole for the wealthy and a boost to the national deficit.
  • Biden took aim at Trump's education policy saying: "We need to end the Trump-DeVos education agenda," and doubled down on his stance for free community college.
  • He also told reporters that he's not going to argue with the other 2020 candidates because they "agree on basically everything," per CNN.

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