president Trump took off the kid gloves and went after Joe Biden, effectively painting Biden into a corner.
Look, America likes the new - guys like Biden simply have too many skeletons and in that way, he reminds voters of Hillary Clinton.
Clinton’s past turned off just enough voters and with Biden’s record, he will surely do the same, dooming the Democrats.
From Fox News: President Trump late Monday criticized former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner among Democrats seeking to unseat Trump in 2020, for his support of a controversial 1994 crime bill, saying he hasn’t “apologized” for supporting it.
Trump tweeted that his own criminal justice reform legislation - The First Step Act - “had tremendous support” and “fixed” problems in the law Biden championed.
Biden, who in the late 1980s became chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee as Delaware senator, said at the time his aim was to pass legislation that would combat violent crime.
The 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, signed by then-President Bill Clinton, was seen by many analysts as the culmination of efforts of those like Biden.
However, in the decades that followed, critics blamed the law for an increase in prison populations among other developments.
A 2015 headline in the New York Times, published in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, claimed that Biden’s “role in ’90s crime law could haunt any presidential bid.”
In his tweet Monday, Trump claimed African-Americans “will not be able to vote” for Biden because of his support for the crime bill.
“I, on the other hand, was responsible for criminal justice reform, which had tremendous support, [and] helped fix the bad 1994 bill,” Trump continued.
Trump claimed “anyone associated” with the bill “will not have a chance of being elected.”
He revisited his recent nickname for the former vice president, labeling him “Sleepy Joe Biden” in the tweet.
“That was a dark period in American history,” Trump wrote. “But has Sleepy Joe apologized? No.”
Anyone associated with the 1994 Crime Bill will not have a chance of being elected. In particular, African Americans will not be able to vote for you. I, on the other hand, was responsible for Criminal Justice Reform, which had tremendous support, & helped fix the bad 1994 Bill!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019