What does Joe Biden expect from the first TV duel with Donald Trump? Personal attacks. And above all: a lot of lies. Biden even compares him to the Minister of Nazi Propaganda.
US presidential candidate Joe Biden has accused incumbent Donald Trump of lying like Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. “He’s like Goebbels. You tell a lie long enough, repeat it, repeat it, repeat it – and it’s considered common knowledge,” Biden said in an interview with the TV channel MSNBC. It was triggered by a question about Trump’s claim that Biden was a socialist.
Trump always declares in his appearances that Biden will promote the “radical left” that would destroy America and bring chaos to American cities. He also claims, among other things, that Biden and the Democratic Party are betting on postal voting in the hope that the presidential election on November 3 will be manipulated with counterfeit ballots. Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler’s closest confidants during the Nazi era and a pioneer of the Holocaust.
“Personal attacks and lies”
Biden also said he was preparing for “personal attacks and lies” in his first television duel with Trump on Tuesday. “It’s going to be tough,” admitted Biden. “I suspect it will be a single direct attack.” He mainly expects personal attacks. “That’s all he can do,” Biden said.
‘He doesn’t know how to argue facts. He’s not that smart, ”Biden added. “He doesn’t know much about foreign policy, he doesn’t know much about domestic policy. He doesn’t know much about the details.” Therefore, “it will be mostly personal attacks and lies,” he said of his expectations of Trump’s performance.
The first TV debate between Trump and Biden will take place in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday. There will be two more television matches before the presidential election on November 3. The televised debates between the presidential candidates have traditionally been the culmination of the US election campaign and are awaited with great excitement.
How does Biden fare in a duel?
Some supporters of Biden fear that the former vice president, who has so far led the national polls, could be outdone by the much more aggressive Trump in a direct exchange of blows.
Biden says he’s prepared for it. “People know the president is a liar,” the 77-year-old said in the televised interview. This will therefore not cause any surprises in the TV duel. Biden announced that despite the attacks, he would bring forward his arguments about why Trump failed and why he had better answers for voters.