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Bob Casey: Donald Trump tweets like ‘individual who’s less than an adolescent’

April 25, 2019

Sen. Bob Casey said Thursday the 2020 election won’t be decided on what President Trump tweets, adding voters care about policy issues and not the president tweeting like an “adolescent.”

Mr. Casey reacted to a tweet Mr. Trump posted Thursday morning, welcoming former Vice President “Sleepy Joe” Biden to the Democratic race for president.

“I don’t think this election is going to be decided by what Donald Trump tweets. I think most people dismiss them. They’re like the tweets of an individual who’s less than an adolescent,” Mr. Casey, Pennsylvania Democrat, said in an interview with CNN’s “New Day” show.

“I think what most people are worried about are issues like health care. Joe Biden not only fought for the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which was hard, but he’s fought to defend it ever since,” Mr. Casey added, listing off Mr. Biden’s additional protections he’s established, including Medicaid, for people with disabilities and for children.

“He will fight against a corporate agenda, and that corporate agenda is pretty simple: Rig the tax code for the wealthiest among us, they’ve already done that, and then take away people’s health care and the protections in that same health care bill for more than 150 million Americans. Joe Biden is going to fight against that, and I think when people vote, those issues are going to be most prominent,” he concluded.

Mr. Biden became the 20th high-profile Democrat to enter the already crowded field to challenge Mr. Trump in the 2020 election.

While the former vice president wasnt successful in his bids for president in 1988 and 2008, Mr. Biden has consistently been the front-runner in polls, sometimes double digits ahead of second-place Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont.