Joe Biden is a fan favorite among Democrats to win the nomination.
But he has a lot of skeletons in his closet that are making things difficult.
And Trump just destroyed him by pointing out one sobering fact.
The latest polls show Joe Biden leading the pack in key Democrat Primary states.
Only one candidate even comes close to polling as well as him, which is socialist Bernie Sanders.
Many voters clearly are looking to middle-of-the-road Joe as their best bet to defeat Trump, instead of gambling with a radical like Bernie Sanders.
But President Trump isn’t so sure about the impression that the polls are giving off.
He points out that Biden may not have as good a chance as is being let off because of the radical left voices in the Party.
Those voices want somebody who is radically left like Bernie Sanders and may end up fighting against Biden if Democrats try to give him the nomination in an unfair way like they did to Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“They want to get in. They want the radical left. They want the left movement, and he probably isn’t there,” Trump said. “And you’ll probably have tremendous dissension, just like Hillary did. She had tremendous dissension with the Bernie people.”
This is one fact that many of the Democrats who simply want to defeat Trump don’t realize.
They don’t understand that many in the Party are so radical that they will not support somebody like Joe Biden, just as a principled stand.
While Biden toes the line of the establishment well, he has next to zero appeal with the growing radical left in the party, who are only emboldened with the election of people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Trump also points out that while he and Sanders agree on very little, there is some common ground on a few issues very important to Sanders’ base.
“One thing I do have in common with Bernie is trade because he knows the world is ripping us off, and I’ve stopped it. I’m in the process of stopping it. He could never do what I’m doing now,” Trump points out.
It is very true that Sanders at least understands the horrific trade deals that are destroying the U.S. economy, whether he would be able to do anything about it is the real question.
But Biden doesn’t and is on the wrong side of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders supporters.
Biden is an unapologetic supporter of NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
If Biden gets the nomination, it will be hard to excite the far-left with a history like that.
In 2016, many on the radical left wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton, instead staying home or voting for third party candidates.
But on the other side of the coin, many moderate Democrats and independents can’t stomach the idea of voting for a socialist like Bernie Sanders.
So Democrats are in a difficult spot.
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