President Trump blasted Joe Biden’s record in back-to-back rallies in Ohio on Monday evening — questioning the Democratic nominee’s working class roots and accusing him of selling out American workers.
“For 47 years, Joe Biden shook the hands of American workers and then stabbed them in the back,” the commander in chief told thousands of supporters at an airport in Dayton.
“He betrayed you, he lied to you, he abused you, which is why it’s time to retire, Joe Biden. This is serious,” he continued, accusing the former veep of being a “shameless phony” who betrayed blue collar workers with disastrous free trade deals.
With just 43 days until the election, Trump flew to Dayton and then Toledo where he addressed throngs of supporters in the Rust Belt state that he won by 500,000 votes in 2016.
In recent weeks, Biden has leaned into his working-class upbringing in Scranton, Pennsylvania, while accusing Trump of being a Park Avenue elite.
“All that President Trump could see from Park Avenue is Wall Street. All he thinks about is the stock market,” Biden said at a CNN town hall last week.
But Trump sought to dismantle Biden’s 47-year legacy in Washington, highlighting his support for free trade deals like NAFTA and China’s entrance to the World Trade Organization.
“The Democrats literally waged war on the American workers for half a century. Look what they’ve done,” Trump said, touting himself as the president of blue collar workers. “Do you know many car plants we’re bringing back to Michigan?” he continued.
“Thirty-thousand Dayton families saw their jobs disappear overnight,” he said.
“Ohio lost one in three manufacturing jobs, two out of three iron and steel mill jobs and half of its auto jobs, courtesy of Joe Biden and that crew, that whole ideology.”
Trump also hammered Democrats for becoming increasingly progressive and repeated his claim that their nominee would be a Trojan horse for the noisy left flank of the party.
The 77-year-old former Delaware senator has rejected this charge, saying the American public know who he is.
“Joe Biden is weak. He’s too scared to stand up to the radical left at his own party and he’s terrified of standing up to China,” Trump said to cheers from supporters in Dayton.
While Biden continues to lead in national polls, the race has tightened in battleground states in recent months, with the Democrat’s lead essentially vanishing in states like Texas, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
“Proud citizens like you helped build this country, and together we are taking back our country,” Trump said at the closing of the raucous Toledo rally.
“We are returning power to you, the American people,” Trump went on. “With your help, your devotion, and your drive we are going to keep on working, we are going to keep on fighting and we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning.”
New York Post