‘Floppy Joe’ Biden Tries to Take Credit for Trump’s Booming Economy
2020 Democrat claims president 'inherited a growing economy from Obama-Biden'
Democratic 2020 candidate "Floppy Joe" Biden attempted to take credit for Trump's booming economy while the president was launching his re-election campaign during a packed out rally in Orlando Tuesday night.
In a Twitter post, that went out during President Trump's massive "Keep America Great" campaign launch, Biden claimed that his potential 2020 rival "inherited a growing economy" from the Obama Administration.
“Let’s be clear: President Trump inherited a growing economy from the Obama-Biden administration,” Biden said in a Twitter post.
“And now, he’s in the process of squandering it.”
Let’s be clear: President Trump inherited a growing economy from the Obama-Biden administration. And now, he’s in the process of squandering it.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 19, 2019
(Biden’s message on Twitter was likely composed by staff as Biden was attending a New York City fundraiser with Wall Street donors at the time of Trump’s rally)
During the rally, Trump boasted of the economic boom under his presidency, according to Breitbart.
“Our economy is the envy of the world and perhaps the greatest economy we’ve had in the history of our country,” he wrote, touting the success of his deregulatory agenda and tax cuts.
“The American dream is back, it’s bigger, better, stronger than ever before.”
Trump noted that 16,000 manufacturing jobs a month were coming back to the United States.
He ridiculed Obama for telling voters that Trump would need a “magic wand” to bring back manufacturing jobs to the United States.
“Well, we will tell Sleepy Joe that we found the magic wand,” Trump said as the crowd cheered.
While introducing his father ahead of the president's electric Florida rally, Donald Trump Jr. blasted Biden for his alleged ties to China, referring to him as "Floppy Joe."
Don Jr. took aim at the former vice president’s “vested interest” in China and declaring that “Floppy Joe” no longer knows “what the hell he stands for anymore.”
The president's son warmed up the crowd with a speech reminiscent of his father’s, knocking the media and Democrats alike, according to Breitbart.
He took aim at “Floppy Joe’s” squishy position on China specifically, using it as an example of the mainstream media’s bias against the Trumps.
“Two weeks ago Joe Biden said, 'Oh. China. They’re not really a threat',” Trump said.
"Now, I said, ‘Man, that actually rivals and may surpass Obama’s stupidest comment in the history of politics and economics'.
Trump continued by explaining Biden’s “vested interest” in China, telling the crowd, “His son took $1.5 billion from the Chinese government as investment.”
“The greatest investors in America have spent years trying to get Chinese money to invest with them. They can’t do it,” he said.
"He goes there on a state trip and in ten days he comes back with $1.5 billion. Wonder why?
“Now they’re not a threat.”
Let's play a little role reversal: What do you think would be the media's reaction if Donald Trump Jr. took $1.50 from the Chinese — not $1.5 BILLION like Joe Biden's son — just 1.5 dollars?— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 19, 2019
They would lose their godd*mn minds!pic.twitter.com/rgaJwZzlGe
Trump then engaged the crowd with a little “role reversal” game.
“What do you think would be the media’s reaction if Donald Trump Jr. took $1.50 from the Chinese? Not $1.5 billion like Joe Biden’s son. Just $1.50.”
“They would lose their goddamn minds,” he declared before hitting Biden for flip-flopping.
“But you know? Floppy Joe– Floppy Joe, he’s out there flip-flopping on everything.
"He doesn’t know what the hell he stands for anymore,” Trump said, adding that the media will not call him out because “they want him to win.”
“The media doesn’t want Trump to win. But that’s OK because you guys do,” Trump said.
"That’s why my father did it."
Trump also mentioned the infamous question his father posed to minority voters in 2016: “What do you have to lose?”
In 2016, no one had anything to lose, Trump said. It didn’t matter.
That has changed, Trump added.
“You have a lot to lose,” he said.
“You have the greatest economy in modern history.”