Joe Biden prepares for debate on September 29

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Joe Biden responds to reporters at Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport in Avoca, Pa. On Thursday, September 17.

After months of discretion, the Democratic presidential candidate is making himself more and more visible. After a visit to Florida on Tuesday, Joe Biden submitted to the questioning game with voters in Pennsylvania on Thursday, September 17. The town hall was organized as a drive-in to comply with State instructions in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

Criticized with virulence by the outgoing president, Donald Trump, to avoid questions from the press, the former vice-president delivered an honest performance if not enthusiastic. It was similar to his participations in the debates of the Democratic primaries, from 2019 to 2020.

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He took advantage of the circumstance to stand out from his opponent by pounding him on his political choices, starting with his management of the Covid-19 epidemic. ” You must be on the same level as the American people (…) The president should resign “, He affirmed by pointing a double language on the dangerousness of the virus. “ He knew and didn’t do anything. It’s almost criminal.

With a view to the first debate which will oppose him to the outgoing president, on September 29, Joe Biden has started to grind his arguments. Asked by voters, especially Republicans, about his plan for the environment, he tried to distinguish it from the Green New Deal, an ambitious project supported in particular by the Democratic left wing and that Donald Trump continues to stigmatize. “ I have my own agreement “, He assured.

Sensitive to “American fatigue” for military deployments abroad which Donald Trump promises to end, the former vice-president recalled that he was opposed to the sending of reinforcements to Afghanistan during Barack’s first term. Obama. Unlike the outgoing president, however, he strongly condemned foreign interference in the American electoral process, seen as ” violation of our sovereignty “.

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If Russian officials intervene in the elections, ” they will pay the price, and it will be an economical price He threatened, refusing to say more. The Democratic candidate defined Moscow as a ” opponent “And not as a” enemy “. He declined to use the same term when asked about China, calling Beijing ” competitor While part of Donald Trump’s administration considers that the tensions with the Asian giant are now part of a form of cold war whose foundation is ideological.

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