President Donald Trump fired off at 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden (D) for his multiple flip-flops during the race for his party’s presidential nomination.
In an excerpt from an interview set to be released on Sunday, Trump took aim at the former vice president, blasting him as a “weak guy” who “wanted to be the tough guy.”
“He wanted to be the tough guy,” said the president. “He’s not a tough guy; he’s a weak guy.”
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EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Trump tells @GStephanopoulos Joe Biden has "recalibrated on everything."
— ABC News (@ABC) June 15, 2019
The president continued on to slam Biden for flipping on big issues such as China’s growing global economic influence and the pro-life Hyde amendment, pointing out that the former vice president has “taken back” everything he has said due to pressure from the left flank of the Democratic party.
“He has recalibrated on everything,” said Trump. “Everything he says he’s taken back two weeks later because he’s getting slammed by the left.”
“He’s stuck with this stuff,” added the president. “I mean, he’s really stuck with it.”
As IJR Red previously reported, Biden — who was the former chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations — reversed course on his previous stance regarding China as a global competitor to the U.S., admitting “we are in a competition with China” in planned remarks after shrugging off the idea of the communist nation was “going to eat our lunch.”
Biden also recently came under fire from his competitors on the 2020 Democratic primary campaign trail for his “flip-flop-flip” on the pro-life Hyde amendment, which prohibits federal funds from being used to pay for abortions except when the mother’s life is in danger or in cases of rape or incest.
His deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, struggled to explain the flip during an interview on CNN earlier this month, claiming that the “substantive explanation” for the move “is that the moment that we’re in now is a dramatically different one.”