Eight Questions Trump Should Ask Biden In Tonight’s Debate

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President Donald Trump has an opportunity to win over some support on Thursday night.

Trump has an opportunity to go after former vice president Joe Biden on a myriad of topics, hitting Biden for his various flaws.

During the last debate, Trump made some mistakes. This time around, it would be smart for him to put some pressure on Biden. With this in mind, here are six questions he should ask Biden during the debate.

 

1. What is a “racial jungle”?

In 1977, Biden said he supported forced busing, as long as it was done in an orderly way.

Biden expressed concerns, however, according to Snopes.

“Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this.”

 

2.  When you last ran for president, in late 2006 you said you’d play well in South Carolina because your home state of Delaware “was a slave state.” You told a Rotary Club in South Carolina that election cycle that Delaware would have joined the Confederacy “but we couldn’t figure out how to get to the South.”

What did you mean by that?

Forty years after Biden’s “racial jungle” remark, these remarks help provide context for Biden’s comment earlier this year on a black radio program that if someone doesn’t vote for Biden, “you ain’t black.”

 

3.  Obamacare more than doubled the average family’s health care premiums. Will BidenCare triple them?

Biden wants to create a Medicare-like public option with the goal of covering 97 percent of Americans through private and public insurance. A major problem:  Medicare’s reimbursement rates are lower than those of the private sector. So not only would the American people have to pay for those people’s health coverage with their tax dollars, but they’d pay with their private insurance as well. Health care providers will pass off those costs to the American people. 

If Trump pushed universal catastrophic coverage and pushed hard to expand the use of health savings accounts, he would have a serious, cost-cutting alternative here.

 

4. You voted for the Iraq War, your administration took out Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. Both decisions were disasters. Who’s next, Assad?  Why should the American people trust you on foreign policy?

President Trump’s foreign policy is one place where even people who despise him have to give him credit. When was the last time there was a president in office that didn’t start any new wars? The Obama administration, of which Biden was a part, cannot say that. The Obama team helped overthrow the leader of Libya, and now slaves are being sold in the streets — something Trump should mention. 

Biden also voted for the Iraq War, which destabilized Iraq, eliminating one of Iran’s key foes in the region. He also critiqued President Trump for wanting to bring the troops home from Syria.

The United States is sending people to the Middle East who weren’t even born when 9/11 happened. Trump wants to bring the troops home from Afghanistan, and people like U.S. Representative Seth Moulton (D-Salem) and U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) prevent it from happening.

 

5. Does the $15 hourly minimum wage include Puerto Rico?

There is good and bad to minimum wage increases. The good is that they make it so that many workers receive more money. The bad is that they kill jobs. A recent report showed that a federally-mandated $15 minimum wage in the United States would eliminate about two million jobs.

However, the income per capita in Puerto Rico from 2014 to 2018 was $12,451. The median household income was $20,166, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If someone worked for $15 an hour 40 hours each week for 52 weeks of the year, that person would earn $31,200. 

In 2019, Puerto Rico had an 8.19 unemployment rate at a time when businesses in other states were experiencing labor shortages. That’s with a $7.25 federal minimum wage. Can Puerto Rico handle more than doubling it? Biden wants a $15-an-hour minimum wage, so he should have to explain the answer. Either way, some people won’t be happy.

 

6.  When will you tell the American people that you’re not a centrist?

There exists a false media narrative that Joe Biden is a moderate candidate. That is not the case. This time around, Biden is running well to the left of Barack Obama.

Biden wants to fundamentally change the American system. He wants to add states — including Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. He picked a running mate who wants to eliminate the electoral college. He won’t say if he wants to pack the Supreme Court or not. And he wants to give citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants.

It seems as though Biden wants to give his team a major power grab — the party that has self-described socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders in it. There is nothing moderate about that.

 

7. How Much Money Has Hunter Biden Made Off Your Name?

Biden’s son served on the board of Ukranian natural gas producer Burisma Holdings and served on the board of directors for Amtrak for five years. The younger Biden earned up to $50,000 a month on the board of the Ukranian company. It’s something Trump has long been interested in, arguing that Hunter Biden sells access to the former vice president — which is corrupt. 

 

8: How Much Money Have You Made Off Hunter?

Hunter Biden has earned good money in the private sector. Has he been able to do the same for his father? That’s unclear, but maybe Joe knows.

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