Biden likens Trump to Fidel Castro as candidates battle to win Latino voters
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden likened President Trump to the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro whereas talking with Univision Orlando on Tuesday.
Trump has accused Biden of being a device of the far left, claiming Democrats are pushing socialist concepts, however the former vice chairman turned that comparability round in an interview with the Spanish language outlet.
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“Trump has extra in widespread with Castro than with Churchill,” Biden stated, including, “Look who he admires. He admires Putin, he admires Xi, he admires everybody who behaves in an authoritarian means. I’m the precise reverse. I place confidence in the democratic system.”
Lots of Florida’s Spanish-speaking residents arrived within the Sunshine State after fleeing socialist or communist regimes equivalent to Castro’s Cuba. The previous vice chairman is trying to acquire floor amongst Hispanic voters within the battleground state as Trump held a slim lead over him with that demographic in an NBC/Marist ballot final week. The identical ballot had the 2 candidates in a impasse for total assist within the state.
In 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton beat Trump by greater than 25 factors amongst Florida’s Hispanic voters, in accordance with exit polls, however Trump nonetheless received the state.
Biden advised reporters as he headed to Florida this week that his mission within the state could be to court docket Spanish-speaking voters.
“I’ll speak about how I’m going to work just like the satan to ensure I flip each Latino and Hispanic vote,” Biden stated when requested by reporters what his message could be within the nation’s largest conventional normal election battleground state.
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A Florida Democratic operative was pessimistic about Biden’s present place amongst Hispanic voters, telling The Hill, “There’s actually no good reply right here in the event you’re the Biden marketing campaign.”
Biden caught some flack for a cringe-worthy second at a marketing campaign occasion in Kissimmee, Fla. Tuesday night.
Biden paused and reached for his cellphone in his pocket when he acquired to the rostrum on the occasion, which was meant to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month.
“I simply have one factor to say,” Biden started as he seemed down at his cellphone. “Grasp on right here.”
He then held his cellphone to the microphone, which started enjoying the 2017 hit tune “Despacito” from Luis Fonsi, who had launched the candidate. After roughly 15 seconds of bobbing his head and gently dancing behind the rostrum, he paused the music.
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“I will inform you what — if I had the expertise of any one in every of these folks, I might be elected president by acclamation,” Biden chuckled.
“Oh my,” CBS Information correspondent Ed O’Keefe reacted.
“Does @JoeBiden notice that Despacito means ‘slowly’? Matches properly with Gradual Joe,” Trump marketing campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp quipped.
Fox Information’ Allie Raffa, Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Morgan Phillips contributed to this report.