President Joe Biden reportedly invoked Donald Trump’s name two dozen times during a 17-minute speech as he tried to boost the gubernatorial campaign of Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday evening and tarnish his Republican challenger.
Team Biden apparently thinks that bashing the Trump brand is an effective get-out-the-vote strategy for Democrats, which perhaps is ironic in that McAuliffe admitted earlier this month that Biden is unpopular in the Old Dominion state.
During the campaign event in Arlington, Biden said, in part, “I ran against Donald Trump. Terry is running against an acolyte of Donald Trump.”
Biden went on to allege that the so-called acolyte, GOP standard-bearer Glenn Youngkin, had to embrace Trump to get the state nomination.
Biden also criticized Youngkin for advocating election integrity and claimed that that was an attempt to curry favor with the ex-POTUS. “But now he doesn’t want to talk about Trump anymore.”
“Well, I do,” Biden asserted, which underscored the obvious. McAuliffe has also brought in Barack Obama, among other liberal luminaries, to stump for him. Trump has endorsed but has not campaigned for Youngkin.
Youngkin campaign slams Obama over ‘false’ claim GOP ‘systematically preventing’ citizens from voting https://t.co/BVHbUrD6xQ
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) October 24, 2021
Biden’s speech was briefly interrupted by climate change protesters.
“This is not a Trump rally; we let them holler,” Biden said in response, although some would consider the event an anti-Trump rally.
Among other things, Biden accused Trump of fomenting the so-called insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. In addition, he incongruently threw shade on Trump’s economic record.
Democrats repealed Virginia’s photo ID law in 2020 after taking control of Virginia’s legislature and sending a bill to the desk of compliant Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam of yearbook photo infamy. Ballot harvesting is also legal in Virginia.
During the event, Biden referred to Northam as a “pal,” although he called for the latter’s resignation when the scandal broke in 2019.
After a photo surfaced of Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam in a KKK outfit, Joe Biden called for him to “resign immediately.”
Biden called him racist.
Tonight, Biden said Northam is his “pal.” pic.twitter.com/S4mApow0zk
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 27, 2021
According to the Real Clear Politics poll tracker, Youngkin and Clinton crony McAuliffe are essentially deadlocked at this time in the purple state that has trended blue. According to the RCP aggregate of six polls, McAuliffe has a 1.5 percent lead.
McAuliffe, a COVID vaccine hawk and teachers’ union fanboy, has prompted controversy especially against the backdrop of divisive critical race theory curriculum in Virginia schools when he previously insisted during a debate that “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
McAuliffe is trying to get his old job back. Virginia law prohibits governors from serving consecutive terms.
In referring to McAuliffe’s record in office, Biden sounded somewhat incoherent when he said, “In fact, we’re taking a page from Terry’s book when he was governor and when he’d be governor next time,” Biden said. “We’re emerging from this pandemic…we want to expand pre-k for 3 and 4-year-olds—millions of [inaudible] students.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 27, 2021
Biden also made a big deal about an editorial from the liberal Washington Post that slammed the pro-parent Youngkin as “unfit for office.” Youngkin “endorses Donald Trump’s bad ideas and bad record,” Biden added.
Win or lose, McAuliffe probably isn’t a candidate for “Dancing with the Stars,” although you never know.
Cringe, part ∞ pic.twitter.com/pl2DWyZ4RE
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) October 27, 2021
While McAuliffe embraced Biden’s side-by-side participation, reports have emerged of social distancing between the president and VP Kamala Harris, who seldom appear on the same stage anymore after being “practically inseparable” after taking office.
“A former Harris advisor, who requested anonymity to discuss the sensitive topic, said he remains concerned by an apparent lack of trust between the Biden and Harris operations and by the sense that ‘she hasn’t been given any all-star portfolio,’ a criticism that White House officials dispute,” the Los Angeles Times claimed.
“As the administration juggles several different crises from the border to the supply chain, the executive branch duo only appeared together once in September (marking 9/11) and once in October (the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s memorial dedication),” the New York Post noted.
Further, on the subject of social distancing, Fox News host Tucker Carlson mocked Biden for failing to wear a mask after he mingled with supporters after the Virginia rally. “That’s the real hacking scandal,” Carlson quipped.
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