“The party is me. Right now, I am the Democratic Party,” Biden said.
“And they’re going to dominate you, Joe,” Trump quipped. “You know that.”
3. “I’m totally opposed to defunding the police offices.”
One of the primary demands of the Black Lives Matter movement has been to defund the police. Prominent Democrat lawmakers have also backed the idea, but Biden, again, put distance between himself and the activists.
“Look, what I support are the police having the opportunity to deal with the problems they face, and I’m totally opposed to defunding the police offices,” Biden said.
“As a matter of fact police, local police, the only one defunding in his budget calls for a $400 million cut in local law enforcement assistance,” he continued. “They need more assistance.”
Notably, the Biden-Unity Task Force also
calls to reimagine public safety.
4. “The violence should be prosecuted.”
Many Democrat leaders have been slow to condemn the violence perpetrated by the radical left, as seen in Democrat-run cities across the nation. However, when asked if he had called the leaders of Oregon and Portland to encourage them to “do whatever it takes” to stop the violence in Portland, Biden said that violence “should be prosecuted.”
“I don’t hold public office. Now I am a former vice president. I’ve made it clear. I’ve made it clear in my public statements that the violence should be prosecuted,” he said. “It should be prosecuted and anyone who committed it should be prosecuted.”
5. “The fact of the matter is I beat Bernie Sanders.”
During a discussion on the future of health care in America, Trump mentioned the radical left’s devotion to ushering in universal health care in the country.
“Joe, you agreed with Bernie Sanders, who’s far left, on the manifesto, we call it. And that gives you socialized medicine,” Trump said.
“I’m not going to listen to him. The fact of the matter is I beat Bernie Sanders,” Biden said, adding, “I beat him by a whole hell of a lot.”
Following the debate, Trump declared that Biden “lost” the radical left.
“Chris had a tough night. Two on one was not surprising, but fun. Many important points made, like throwing Bernie, AOC PLUS 3, and the rest, to the wolves! Radical Left is dumping Sleepy Joe,” he said. “Zero Democrat enthusiasm, WEAK Leadership!”
“Nobody wants Sleepy Joe as a leader, including the Radical Left (which he lost last night!),” Trump added in another tweet. “He disrespected Bernie, effectively calling him a loser!”: