Once upon a time, people running for president were held to strict public scrutiny. Cheating on your wife ended your campaign. Making a strange sound during a campaign rally was enough to turn voters against you. Even the accusation of plagiarism during a candidate’s school days could derail a bid for the presidency.
Then Donald Trump came along, and all those standards were rewritten. Trump would like you to still hold his challengers to those standards, though, and especially since he has no real agenda for his second term to speak of.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 10, 2020
In the 1988 presidential elections, which President George H. W. Bush eventually ran against a young upstart from Arkansas named Bill Clinton, longtime Senator Joe Biden was a primary candidate. His campaign went belly up when an accusation of having plagiarized a writing during his college years surfaced, to which Biden readily admitted and suspended his campaign.
Donald Trump, the man whose wife plagiarized Michelle Obama’s convention speech, the man who reportedly paid a smart friend to take his SATs, the man who thinks that windmills cause cancer and injecting a person with disinfectant will kill a virus, wants voters to remember that decades-old scandal. He has almost nothing else to go on these days.
Joe Biden has absolutely no reason to plagiarize Trump’s economic policies. Trump has done little more than ride President Obama’s successful policies, policies during which Biden served as Vice President.
Perhaps Trump should spend more time thinking about what his 2020 campaign agenda might be, or work on addressing the many, many controversies surrounding his own administration, before playing his attack game.
Twitter was certainly not interested in hearing anything about a Biden plagiarism scandal. Read some of their comments below:
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