President Donald Trump spoke at a fundraising dinner for the National Republican Congressional Committee in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday night — which the liberal media saw as a clear sign that the GOP is now his party — and socialism seemed to be the theme of the night.
Another highlight of the night was a good-natured swipe taken at former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 rival.
Biden, a front-runner in the Democratic Party presidential primary, even though he has yet to declare, has been hit with allegations of inappropriate behavior in recent days and the president, who has had his own share of allegations, noted that “the socialists are really taking care of him.”
(Lucy Flores, a former Nevada assemblywoman who accused Biden of inappropriate behavior last week, is a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-avowed democratic socialist, and was once a board member with the Sanders-inspired group “Our Revolution.”)
“I was going to call him,” Trump told the room. “I don’t know him well. I was going to say: ‘Welcome to the world, Joe. You having a good time, Joe? Are you having a good time?'”
Not that he’s confident Biden would prevail in today’s radically left Democratic Party.
“But we’re going to be running against somebody who’s going to go as far left as possible,” the president said.
Trump would come back to the Biden theme later, having a little fun in describing how he wanted to react after receiving good news from a general.
“I said general, come here, give me a kiss, I felt like Joe Biden, but I meant it,” he told the audience, who burst out laughing.
In fundraising speech, Pres recalls getting good news from a General and wanting to give him a kiss. "I felt like Joe Biden," said @POTUS, in his second swipe of the night at Biden. pic.twitter.com/MRvqkLzRmS
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 3, 2019
But Trump cautioned Republicans on socialism, which is being openly embraced by more and more Democrats led by Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and their complicit media allies.
“Don’t underestimate the power of socialism to get a vote,” he said, adding that with all the promises of free stuff “it’s very seductive to people.”
“We have to work. We can never take it for granted,” Trump said. “We have to explain how bad it really is.”
He took a shot at Ocasio-Cortez, who he called “a young bartender,” as he spoke about the Green New Deal, which she sponsored.
“And we will have to do something,” Trump said of the radical plan. “But don’t do it too early, please, don’t kill it. Because we want to be able to run against it. If they beat me with the Green New Deal, I deserve to lose.”
The president noted that long-tenured Democratic senators are “petrified of her.”
Here’s a sampling of the responses on Twitter, which promises that the 2020 election “is going to be so much fun.”
? This is the funniest president of all time. Am I right?
— The Passport Gang (@thepassportgang) April 3, 2019
— Art Romero (@artakakobe22) April 3, 2019
Yeah right, the Dems are culling out the people they don’t want to win. Biden isn’t “woke” enough
— Winston Dawson 🇺🇸 (@winstondawson) April 3, 2019
If Biden is the “real” threat, then the Dem Party is imploding
— Carla arnold (@Carlarae55) April 3, 2019
The next election is going to be so much fun.
— thaazf (@thaazf) April 3, 2019
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