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Biden and Trump exchange fire in Iowa, ignoring others in the field

2019-06-12 09:59:31       source:The Washington Post

June 11, 2019

President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden ridiculed one another in the harshest terms they’ve used so far, significantly escalating a feud that loomed over not only their dueling visits to Iowa on Tuesday but the 2020 presidential contest more broadly.

Biden questioned the president’s intelligence and challenged his morals. By turns chiding and goading, Biden, whose speeches can sometimes ramble and meander, offered one of his most coherent rationales for seeking the presidency.

“The president is literally an existential threat to America,” Biden said in Ottumwa, the first of several events in Iowa in which he delivered a multipronged indictment of Trump’s policies, values and character.

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