It seems that the only trick in former Vice President Joe Biden's deck is demagoguing racial issues. From "Republicans want to put you all back in chains" to his 2020 announcement in which he characterized President Donald Trump as a defender of white supremacists, the former vice president has become a race hustler of the Al Sharpton variety. Appearing on "America's Newsroom," President Trump's 2020 campaign adviser, Lara Trump, said Biden's announcement on Thursday shows he has officially positioned himself as a far-left candidate.
"Joe Biden is just among a sea of other [Democratic] candidates who quite frankly are all trying to out-Bernie one another, [they are] so far left, [have] become so radical," Lara Trump said, according to Fox News.
In his campaign announcement on Thursday, Biden cited Trump's statement after the Charlottesville attack ("fine people on both sides") to suggest the president defends white supremacists.
"The core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy...everything that has made America — America — is at stake," Biden tweeted. "That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States."
"We are in the battle for the soul of this nation," Biden said in his announcement video. "If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation — who we are. And I cannot stand by and watch that happen."
Lara Trump denounced the announcement as simple "race-baiting" with little substance or proposals for Americans. Though Biden will inarguably present himself as the most electable, most moderate, Lara Trump says he is now radicalized like Bernie Sanders.
"When you look at things like Bernie Sanders running on socialism … when he claims that the Boston Marathon bombers should have the right to vote — that is so far outside what I think most Americans can back."
As to whether President Trump would match up well against Joe Biden, Lara Trump said that the president would not only do well, but would also do well in Biden's home state of Pennsylvania.
"Pennsylvania is a state that Donald Trump won because he promised the people there that he would get them their jobs back," she said. "The manufacturing jobs that were taken away that Barack Obama — who I might remind folks was a partner right alongside Joe Biden and got a lot of nothing accomplished — said we had lost for good and would never get the manufacturing jobs back. Donald Trump brought them back. That's something the people of Pennsylvania are incredibly grateful for."
Lara Trump added that the 2020 election will come to people taking inventory of how their lives have improved since the 2016 election: "Whether you are talking about Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Michigan, people are going to look at their lives in 2020 and say, 'Is stuff better for me now than it was before Donald Trump took office or will we give Joe Biden a chance to do nothing like we saw during the Obama years?'"