President Donald Trump went after former Vice President Joe Biden Monday night at a Pennsylvania rally. Trump and his supporters on cable news have been quick to accuse Biden of abandoning his people in Pennslyvania, but Biden’s actual story might not help Trump out.
“’He left Scranton!’” Biden said, quoting Trump’s attack, New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin tweeted.
“I did, I was 10 years old, man,” Biden continued. “My dad left for a reason [Trump] couldn’t possibly understand. He left when coal died and there were no jobs…”
and here’s @JoeBiden at a fundraiser in FL tonight swinging back at Trump >
“’He left Scranton!’” Biden said, quoting Trump. “I did, I was 10 years old, man. My dad left for a reason [Trump] couldn’t possibly understand. He left when coal died and there were no jobs…”
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) May 21, 2019
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