When questioned about the recent number of voters who say they are better off under President Trump’s leadership than they were under Obama’s, Joe Biden said that those 56 percent of votes shouldn’t vote for him.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden questioned the memory of voters who felt they were better off economically under President Trump than under former President Barack Obama — saying that those individuals “probably shouldn’t” support him.
Speaking during an interview with local station WKRC in Cincinnati on Monday, the Democrat made the remarks after being asked about a recently released Gallup poll that found 56 percent of voters felt their financial situation improved under Trump’s administration.
Biden was asked why those 56 percent of voters, who liked Trump for his economic policies, should instead vote Democratic.
“They think — 54 percent of the American people believe they’re better off economically today than they were under our administration? Well, their memory is not very good, quite frankly,” Biden continued in his rebuke.
The Democratic presidential hopeful went on to slam Trump before encouraging supporters of both candidates to get out and vote.
“And in addition to that, we have a president who doesn’t share the values of most Americans. He’s not very honest with people. He is flouting the conventions relative to public safety in terms of, even now, not wearing a mask, a guy who has been a super spreader. But look, whatever they believe, they should go out and vote. People should vote. Period.”
The economy has been a core message for the Trump 2020 campaign, which has been touting the commander-in-chief’s economic achievements as a primary argument for his re-election.
During Vice President Mike Pence’s debate with Biden running mate Sen. Kamala Harris last Wednesday, he described the American economic comeback as being “on the ballot.”
Pence was responding to Harris’ claim that a Biden administration would repeal the Trump tax cuts on the first day.
“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want to raise taxes, they want to bury our economy under a $2 trillion Green New Deal. Joe Biden says democracy is on the ballot, make no mistake about it, the American economy, the American comeback is on the ballot,” he argued.
Wow. Biden asked about the 56% of Americans who say they are better off than they were four years ago.
“If they think that, they probably shouldn’t.” pic.twitter.com/CfNo2oSm5O
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) October 13, 2020