Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday said he isn’t worried about the first debate against his Republican opponent Donald Trump because “people know the president is a liar.”
Speaking on MSNBC, Biden laid out his strategy and revealed he’ll be taking the fight to Trump on the debate stage.
“Look, the people know the president is a liar,” the former vice president said. “I mean they know that. It’s not like it’s going to come as a surprise to them. And so I’m prepared to go out and make my case as to why I think he’s failed and why I think the answers I have to proceed will help the American people and the American economy and make us safer internationally.”
“It is going to be difficult,” he said. “My guess is it’s going to be just straight attacks. They are going to be mostly personal. It’s the only thing he knows how to do.”
Biden added: “He doesn’t know how to debate the facts because he’s not that smart. He doesn’t know that many facts. He doesn’t know much about foreign policy. He doesn’t know much about domestic policy. He doesn’t know much about the details.”
Biden on what he expects from Trump in debate:
“My guess is, it's going to be just straight attack. They'll be mostly personal. That's the only thing he knows how to do. He doesn't know how to debate the facts because he's not that smart. He doesn't know that many facts.” pic.twitter.com/JWXPGYMvCp
— Emily Larsen (@emilyelarsen) September 26, 2020
With less than 40 days until November 3, Trump has been heavily criticizing Biden’s more sedate approach to in-person campaigning and accusing him of taking drugs.
The Biden campaign laughed off Trump’s “demand” that he take a drug test before the first presidential debate in Ohio on Tuesday.
“Vice-President Biden intends to deliver his debate answers in words,” a Biden spokesperson told Politico. “If the president thinks his best case is made in urine he can have at it.
“We’d expect nothing less from Donald Trump, who pissed away the chance to protect the lives of 200,000 Americans when he didn’t make a plan to stop Covid-19.”
this official response to Trump’s demand that Biden take a drug test is sending me pic.twitter.com/9JUj7UL55x
— shauna (@goldengateblond) September 28, 2020