Trump Steps Up Attacks on Biden over Economy

(The Hill) President Trump is stepping up his economic attacks on Joe Biden, seeking to regain strength on an issue once seen as his golden ticket to reelection.

A number of polls still show that voters on net approve of Trump’s performance on the economy, but some surveys now show his presumptive Democratic opponent with an edge on the issue over him as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the economy.

Biden also has sought to press an advantage and in recent days has rolled out his own economic proposals on how to bring about a recovery.

Trump and his allies are trying to convince voters that Biden’s plans would make it harder for the U.S. to recover while seeking to tie the former vice president and longtime senator to progressives and their economic proposals.

Their goal is to convince voters that a vote for Biden would empower liberal Democrats and their ideas.

“Our entire economy, and our very way of life, are threatened by Biden’s plans to transform our nation and subjugate our communities through the blunt force instrument of federal regulation at a level that you haven’t even seen yet,” Trump said Thursday at an event outside the White House…

Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist predicted that Trump would win a second term if he centers his campaign on talking about the economy and people’s savings in their retirement accounts.

“If the president can focus on this, and stays focused on this, he wins the election,” he said.

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