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‘It’s not the example of our power, it’s the power of our example’: Biden says Trump took America off track

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Former vice president and newly-minted presidential candidate Joe Biden told The View that President Donald Trump had taken the US off track — and if elected, America would again be “an example” for the rest of the world.

“This is not who we are, the way we’re treating people,” Biden said, reflecting on how Trump has changed America for the worse. “It’s not who we are as a nation, when we’re talking about things like ‘the reason for your problem is the other’.”

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“I wrote an article at the time in The Atlantic magazine, back when Charlottesville happened, saying ‘rhis is not who we are, there’s an American creed, it’s about decency, honor, including everyone, leaving no one behind,'” he went on. “The idea to compare these racists, and not condemn them and neo-Nazis, and compare them to people who are genuinely decent Americans coming forward and saying ‘stop this.’ I don’t remember that ever happening in an administration before, in well over 100 years.”

“I traveled around the world an awful lot as vice president and since then I have as well. The rest of the world, I mean, they look at us like ‘my God,'” Biden continued, saying that the United States has lost the respect of its allies, and turned to co-host Meghan McCain.

“We’re not led merely by the example of our powers, but the power of our example,” he said. “I mean, your dad, not a joke, your family, it’s example. It’s why the rest of the world has followed us.”

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Rising star Warren weathers attacks at Democratic White House debate

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Surging White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren faced a barrage of attacks from fellow Democrats at the party's fourth 2020 debate Tuesday, cementing her status as a frontrunner in the race to challenge Donald Trump.

The president himself loomed large as the dozen Democratic contenders trained their fire on him, calling for his impeachment and assailing a Syria troop pullout that Joe Biden slammed as "shameful."

"The impeachment must go forward," thundered Warren, the progressive senator who is neck and neck with former vice president Biden at the head of the 2020 nomination race -- a stance loudly echoed by her fellow Democrats on stage.

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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.

"Absolutely," Harris replied.

"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.

"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."

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Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate

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Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.

From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.

"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.

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