President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden are pushing back on comments from GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson that they will be “strong” in the debate ahead of next week’s midterm elections.
Trump on Tuesday urged Carson to “stop the false, dishonest and vicious attacks against the Republican Party” and to instead focus on the “far-reaching challenges of the American people.”
“We are the party of the people, not of the 1 percent,” Trump said at a rally in Virginia.
“The American people, they are the most powerful force on earth.”
But Biden on Tuesday said the GOP is facing “a defining challenge” and that the GOP should focus on “making the case that they are going to win.”
“The Democratic Party is now the party that has to be our leader,” Biden said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
“It’s our party.
They are going in a direction that we cannot go in.”
Biden said Democrats need to “show the American public that we have the leadership, we have a vision, we can deliver results, and we will be the party to lead that country.”
“This is the defining challenge of the 21st century,” Biden added.
Biden, who’s facing a crowded field in the 2018 midterm elections, said the country needs a “big tent” that can unite Democrats and Republicans.
“The president is right that we will not be the Party of the People.
We will be a Party of Vision, of Change and of Strong Leadership,” Biden told the Journal.”
We will make sure we have an agenda that will deliver results for the American People.”
Trump has said that the Democrats are “going to destroy the Republican party” in next week of midterm elections and that he will take “a lot of heat” for that.