Donald Trump shot back on Friday that ‘Joe Biden is not playing with a full deck’ in response 2020 candidate’s claims that the president is inspiring violence with inflamed rhetoric.
‘His comments, look, Joe is not playing with a full deck. I saw his comment. Joe Biden is not playing with a full deck,’ the president said, as he left the White House for Hamptons fundraisers. ‘This is not somebody you can have as your president.’
He added, ‘But if he got the nomination, I’d be thrilled.’
Trump came back to Biden later in the long question and answer session that lasted more than half an hour that he’d been watching the Democratic debates.
‘Joe Biden can’t answer a simple question. something is going wrong with him,’ he asserted.
At a Boone, Iowa event, Biden broke out into laughter after DailyMail.com asked him about Trump’s slam. ‘Speaking of full decks ….’ he said, trailing off.
Donald Trump shot back on Friday that ‘Joe Biden is not playing with a full deck’ in response 2020 candidate’s claims that the president is inspiring violence with inflamed rhetoric
Biden was campaigning in Iowa at the time. He laughed when DailyMail.com informed him of Trump’s slam on his mental competence
Biden has been forcefully condemning Trump’s rhetoric on illegal immigration in Iowa, including at a Friday morning event in Boone, but mangled several soundbites as he launched broadsides at Trump in a pair of Des Moines speeches.
He told a group of Asian and Hispanic voters that ‘poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids’ before immediately correcting his statement to add ‘and wealthy kids. Black kids. Asian kids.’
Earlier in the day, he bungled a claim that voters should ‘choose truth over lies’ and facts over fiction.
While addressing Iowa fair goers, he said, ‘Everybody knows who Donald Trump is. Even his supporters know who he is. We gotta let them know who we are. We choose unity over division. We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts.’
When he deployed the line on Friday he said, got the syntax right, but stopped himself mid-sentence just before he called Trump a liar.
‘We choose truth over lies. This guy’s a pathological – he doesn’t tell the truth. Period,’ he said.
He also referred to himself as ‘President of the United States’ while responding to a question from DailyMail.com about gun control.
His campaign brushed off the mistakes, and Trump’s latest claim that Biden, 76, isn’t up to the job of being president.
‘As we approach the two year anniversary of Trump calling neo-Nazis and Klansmen “very fine people,” Donald Trump is desperate to change the subject from his atrocious record of using racism to divide this country,’ Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield said in a statement on Friday morning.
Bedingfield said: ‘Vice President Biden misspoke and immediately corrected himself during a refrain he often uses to make the point that all children deserve a fair shot, and children born into lower-income circumstances are just as smart as those born to wealthy parents.’
She went after the Trump’s campaign for posing out of context video of Biden’s remarks on ‘poor kids’ at Thursday evening’s event in Iowa.
‘The Trump campaign posting the video without the Vice President’s immediate correction is patently disingenuous — and it’s no coincidence this comes days after Joe Biden laid out how this president emboldens white nationalism and embraces racism,’ she added.
Joe Biden kisses a supporter’s hand at an event in Boone, Iowa on Friday morning
Biden maintains that a race riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Trump’s widely panned response to it, inspired him to seek the presidency in 2020.
He claimed this week in Burlington that Trump ‘gave license and safe harbor for hate to white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and the KKK’ when he claimed that there were ‘very fine people on both sides’ on the violent confrontation.
‘Those words stunned the nation and shocked the world. In doing so, he assigned a moral equivalence between those spewing hate and those with the courage to stand against it,’ he said in Burlington, Iowa, after another tragedy, this time in El Paso, Texas.
Biden declared: ‘We are in a battle for the soul of this nation. It’s why I’m running for President. Charlottesville was no isolated incident.’
The former vice president argued that Trump is fomenting hate with his criticism of illegal immigrants and attacks on minority politicians.
‘In both clear language and in code, this president has fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation. His low-energy, vacant-eyed mouthing of the words written for him condemning white supremacists this week fooled no one,’ Biden charged.
Biden gave the address after Trump firmly condemned white supremacy in speech at the White House.
A suspected killer in El Paso posted a white nationalist manifesto online before killing 22 people last Saturday at a local Walmart.
Trump waited until Monday morning to condemn the ideology that drove him, adding kindling to the bonfire that Democrats like El Paso native Beto O’Rourke had been building all weekend.
The former Texas congressman claimed Wednesday that Trump is a white supremacist. Elizabeth Warren seconded him.
Biden wouldn’t do the same, as he spoke to reporters at a press availability after his speech at the Iowa State Fair.
‘He is encouraging white supremacy. You can determine what that means,’ he said. ‘I know it’s like everybody wants everybody to call somebody a liar. I don’t call people liars. I said they don’t tell the truth. Okay? You want to hear me say liars so you can put out that Biden called someone a liar. That’s not who I am. You got the wrong guy.’
Minutes later, Biden exploded on another journalist after he was asked why he wouldn’t call Trump a ‘white supremacist’ like two of his top competitors had.
‘Why are you so hooked on that?’ he told DailyMail.com as he walked around the Iowa State Fair. ’You just want me to say the words so I sound like everybody else.’
He said, ‘I’m not everybody else. I’m Joe Biden. I’ve always been who I am. I’m staying that way.’
Biden mangled a soundbite at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday as he launched a broadside at Donald Trump
He told his audience to ‘choose truth over facts’ rather than ‘truth over lies,’ which he meant
New foods at Iowa State Fair this year
Bacon Wrapped Pig Wings
Fried Avocado Slices
Berkshire Bacon Balls (Berkshire pork meatballs stuffed with cheese and bacon, wrapped with two pieces of bacon)
Bacon crisp ice cream
Corn dog ale
Dessert Poutine (Sweet potato waffle fries drizzled with chocolate and spicy honey and topped with Italian sweet cream cheese and candy-coated pecans)
Apple Fritter Funnel Cake
Caramel Dipped Pecan Pie On A Stick
Chocolate Brownie Waffle Stick
Chicken Parmesan Stick
Deep Fried Deviled Eggs
Dill Pickle Popcorn
X-Treme Balls (Pork tenderloin balls fried on a stick)
At the White House on Friday, the president complained that some Democrats were using the term too loosely.
‘I don’t think it helps. First of all, I don’t like when they do it because I am not any of those things. I think it’s a disgrace and I think it shows how desperate the Democrats are,’ he said
‘For them to throw out the race word again, racist, racist … They call anybody a racist when they run out of cards. i’m winning in the polls, they’re desperate, they’ve got lousy candidates. they’ve got bad candidates. I mean, I watch the debates.’
Trump told reporters, ‘Joe Biden can’t answer a simple question. something is going wrong with him. I mean, the only thing is a lot of people think that he was the one that wanted Bob Mueller to testify, because it made Joe look intelligent, Okay?’
In a bit of irony, Biden had followed up his initial attack on Trump on Thursday, which came at the end of his 18 minutes of remarks, with an admission that his campaign needs help, if he’s going to prevail in the race.
‘And so folks, if you’re interested, join me. I could use the help, because we must, must, must defeat this president to change the trajectory of this country,’ he said.
Biden uncharacteristically stopped short of filling the 20 allotted minutes that candidates have to speak atop the soapbox, which is actually a riser surrounded by hale bales these days.
He teased the crowd as he concluded his remarks, ‘Don’t let anybody know I didn’t use all my time. I have a bad reputation of going over all the time.’
The former vice president traded hale bales for a covered tent to address reporters immediately after his remarks.
He told them, in response to a question about he’ll energize Democrats, to simply ‘look at the polls,’ which have him ahead of every other candidate.
‘No one’s ever doubted, including reporters who cover me all the time, no one’s ever doubted I mean what I say. The problem is sometimes I say all that I mean,’ he said.
The former vice president traded hale bales for a covered tent to address reporters immediately after his remarks
And he went on a tour of the fairgrounds, stopping to talk with several young children
At 76, he is one of the oldest candidates in the race, and his gaffes and low-energy speeches have earned him the nickname ‘Sleepy Joe,’ from Trump, who’s only three years his junior and makes his fair share of rhetorical errors
Biden said it’s his belief that voters are ‘looking for authenticity, they’re looking for honesty, they’re looking for someone who has new ideas about how to deal with these things,’ and his longevity in American politics gives him in advantage in that arena.
At 76, he is one of the oldest candidates in the race, and his gaffes and low-energy speeches have earned him the nickname ‘Sleepy Joe,’ from Trump, who’s only three years his junior and makes his fair share of rhetorical errors.
After Biden was mocked for mistakenly saying at a fundraiser that mass shootings took place in Houston and Michigan, instead of El Paso and Ohio, the president told the nation to pray for the city of Toledo, when he meant to say Dayton.
Trump denounced white supremacy in the national address that he read off at telemprompter, answering a demand from his critics to condemn the ideology.
‘Talk about sleepy, he was awful sleepy in the way in which he talked about it,’ the former vice president told reporters in Iowa on Thursday afternoon.
At the end of the informal question and answer session, Biden made one other mistake, though. He referred to himself as ‘President of the United States’ – an elected office that he is seeking but has never actually held.
The question was on gun violence prevention, and what makes him the right person to enact new reforms.
‘Because I’ve done it before. As President of the United States, I’ve done it. I met with every one of those Sandy Hook family members. Every one of them. I met, the same, with every one of the Pulse, the people who got killed in the Pulse nightclub,’ he said of an Orlando shooting that took place several months before he and Obama left office.
Biden was Vice President of the United States at the time of the massacre.
‘I met with every one of those kids down in Florida, that in fact were in that. So, I understand it. People know I know it. People know I understand it. I’ve beaten them before, and I can convince – I can rally support to beat them again,’ he insisted.
AND HERE’S WHAT TO EAT ON A STICK
Apple Pie On A Stick
Bacon Cheddar Cheese On A Stick
Bacon Wrapped Deep Fried Italian Sausage On A Stick
Bacon Wrapped Riblet
Bologna On A Stick
Breakfast Sausage In A Waffle On A Stick
Brownie Deep Fried, On A Stick
Caprese Salad On A Stick
Caramel Dipped Pecan Pie On A Stick
Cheese On A Stick
Cheese-On A Stick (Mozzarella, Cheddar, Jalapenos)
Cherry Pie (Deep Fried, On A Stick)
Chicken Corn Dog
Chicken In A Waffle On A Stick
Chicken-Cajun, On A Stick
Chocolate Covered Key Lime On A Stick
Chocolate Covered New York Cheesecake On A Stick
Combo Meal-Sandwich Or Shrimp Corn Dog, Fries And A Drink
Cookie Dough In A Waffle On A Stick
Corn Brats On A Stick
Corn Brats-(Cheddar) On A Stick
Corn Brats-(Spicy) On A Stick
Corn Brats-(Stadium) On A Stick
Crazy Tater On A Stick
Crazy Tater On A Stick W/ Cheese And Chili
Crazy Tater On A Stick W/ Cheese Or Chili
Deep Fried Sweet Corn – Corn Dog
Deep Fried Twinkies
Double Bacon Wrapped Corn Dog
Frisalino On A Stick
Fruit Kabob – Peach, Strawberry, Grapes, Pineapple, Topped With Chocolate & Nuts
Fruit Kabob-Strawberries, Pineapple & Peaches Deep Fried On A Stick
Fruit On A Stick
Funnel Cake On A Stick
Grilled Turkey Tenderloin
Ice Cream On A Stick
Jalapeno Corn Dog
Jumbo Plumper Footlong Corn Dog
Loaded Tators On A Stick
Mexican Grilled Corn On The Cob
Milky In A Waffle On A Stick
Mushrooms On A Stick
Peanut Butter And Jelly On A Stick
Pecan Pie (Deep Fried, On A Stick, Topped With Caramel & Bacon Bits)
Pickle On A Stick
Polish Sausage Corn Dog
Popcorn Balls On A Stick
Popcorn Balls On A Stick With M&Ms
Pork Belly On A Stick
Pork Chop On A Stick
Pork On A Stick (3)
Pretzel-Soft, Salted, Almonds, Dipped In Chocolate On A Stick
Salad On A Stick
Sausage-Lamb, On A Stick
Shrimp Corn Dog
Slopper, Footlong Hot Dog With Corn Chips, Chili And Cheese Sauce
Small Corn Dog
Smoothie On A Stick
Snickers In A Waffle On A Stick
Sweet Brat With Maple Syrup On A Stick
Tater Dog, On A Stick
Veggie Corn Dog
WHO ARE THE 15 DEMOCRATS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2020?
Age on Inauguration Day 2021: 56
Entered race: May 2, 2019
Career: Currently Colorado senator. Educated at elite St. Albans preparatory school and was a Capitol Hill page before graduating Wesleyan and Yale Law School. Was law clerk and worked in Clinton’s Department of Justice then moved to Colorado in 1997 as managing director of billionaire Philip Anschutz’s investment company. Was chief of staff to Denver mayor John Hickenlooper, then superintendent of Denver Public schools. Appointed to vacant Colorado Senate seat in 2009, held it 48.1 to 46.4 in 2010 and 50 to 44.3 in 2016
Family: Married to environmental attorney Susan Daggett, with three daughters – Halina, Anne and Caroline. Was born in New Delhi while to diplomat father Douglas Bennet, who went onto be CEO of NPR and a Clinton assistant secretary of state. His grandfather, also Douglas, was an economic adviser to FDR. Mother Susanne is retired elementary school librarian whose parents were Holocaust survivors. Brother James is editor of the New York Times opinion section
Religion: Says he was raised with Jewish and Christian heritage; no known adherence
Views on key issues: Moderate who does not endorse Medicare for all or – so far – Green New Deal. Strongly pro-choice and pro-gay rights, leading to 2010 Senate victory. Pro raising minimum wage. Wants citizenship pathway for ‘dreamers.’
Would make history as: First Colorado president
Age on Inauguration Day 2021: 78
Entered race: April 25, 2019
Career: No current role. A University of Delaware and Syracuse Law graduate, he was first elected to Newcastle City Council in 1969, then won upset election to Senate in 1972, aged 29. Was talked out of quitting before being sworn in when his wife and daughter died in a car crash and served total of six terms. Chaired Judiciary Committee’s notorious Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. Ran for president in 1988, pulled out after plagiarism scandal, ran again in 2008, withdrew after placing fifth in the Iowa Caucuses. Tapped by Obama as his running mate and served two terms as vice president. Contemplated third run in 2016 but decided against it after his son died of brain cancer.
Family: Eldest of four siblings born to Joe Biden Sr. and Catherine Finnegan. First wife Neilia Hunter and their one-year-old daughter Naomi died in car crash which their two sons, Joseph ‘Beau’ and Robert Hunter survived. Married Jill Jacobs in 1976, with whom he has daughter Ashley. Beau died of brain cancer in 2015. Hunter’s marriage to Kathleen Buhle, with whom he has three children, ended in 2016 when it emerged Hunter was in a relationship with Beau’s widow Hallie, mother of their two children. Hunter admitted cocaine use; his estranged wife accused him of blowing their savings on drugs and prostitutes
Views on key issues: Ultra-moderate who will emphasize bipartisan record. Will come under fire over record, having voted: to stop desegregation bussing in 1975; to overturn Roe v Wade in 1981; for now controversial 1994 Violent Crime Act; for 2003 Iraq War; and for banking deregulation. Says he is ‘most progressive’ Democrat. New positions include free college, tax reform, $15 minimum wage. No public position yet on Green New Deal and healthcare. Pro-gun control. Has already apologized to women who say he touched them inappropriately
Would make history as: Oldest person elected president
Slogan: Working for America
Age on Inauguration Day: 78
Entered race: November 25, 2019
Career: Currently multi-billionaire CEO of Bloomberg PL, the financial information firm he founded in 1981 and which remains a private company. Educated at Johns Hopkins and Harvard, he became a Wall Street trader at investment bank Salomon Brothers and was laid off in 1981, walking away with $10m in stock which he used to set up his own financial information firm, now one of the world’s largest. Three times mayor of New York 2002 to 2013, running first as Republican then as independent; had to get term limits suspended for final term. Once flirted with running for mayor of London where he has a home; holds an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth. Has spent large amounts on philanthropy in line with his political views as well as on political campaigns
Family: Born in Brookline, MA, to first-generation Jewish immigrant parents whose own parents had fled Russia. Divorced wife of 18 years, Susan Brown-Meyer, in 1993; former couple have daughters Emma, who has a son with her former boyfriend, and Georgina, who has daughter Zelda with her husband Chris Fissora. The child has a portmanteau surname, Frissberg. Partner since 2000 is Diana Taylor, former New York state banking commissioner, 13 years his junior
Views on key issues: Self-professed fiscal conservative, although painted as a Democratic moderate by other conservative groups. Opposed to Medicare for all. Social progressive who backed gay marriage early, but has flip-flopped on marijuana legalization, most recently opposing it.. Wants firm action on climate change. Fiercely in favor of gun control. As New York mayor banned smoking in public places and tried to outlaw large sugary drinks. Backs increased immigration. Apologized for his stop-and-frisk policing strategy as mayor
Would make history as: Oldest person elected president; first Jewish president; richest president ever; first New York mayor to become president
Slogan: To be announced
Age on Inauguration Day: 51
Entered race: February 1, 2019
Career: Currently New Jersey senator. High school football star who went to Stanford or undergraduate and masters degrees before studying in Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and Yale Law School. Worked for advocacy and youth projects and successfully ran for Newark, New Jersey, city council in 1998. Narrowly lost mayoral election in 2002 facing claims he was ‘suburban’ and ‘not black enough.’ Ran again in 2006 and won landslide on radical reform platform for troubled city, including being tough on crime, cutting budget deficit, increasing affordable housing and tackling failing schools – controversially taking a huge donation from Mark Zuckerberg for the city. Ran for New Jersey senate seat in 2013 special election and won; won full term in 2014
Family: Unmarried but dating actress Rosario Dawson. Parents Cary and Carolyn were among IBM’s first black executives. Brother Cary Jr. is education adviser to New Jersey’s Democratic governor
Views on key issues: Self-proclaimed liberal. Endorses abortion rights; affirmative action; single-payer health care; criminal justice reform; path to citizenship for ‘dreamers; federal marijuana decriminalization; $15 minimum wage; but has also spoken against tech regulation and for long-term deficit reduction
Would make history as: First unmarried president since Grover Cleveland in 1886
Slogan: Together, America, We Will Rise
Age on Inauguration Day: 39
Entered race: Announced formation of exploratory committee January 23, 2019. Formally entered race April 14, 2019
Career: Currently mayor of Sound Bend, Indiana. Harvard grad and Rhodes scholar who got a second degree from Oxford before working as a McKinsey management consultant and being commissioned as a Navy Reserve intelligence officer. Elected South Bend mayor in 2011 and served in combat in 2013, won re-election in 2015
Family: Came out as gay during second mayoral run and married husband Chasten Glezman, a middle school teacher in 2018. Parents were University of Notre Dame academics; his father was Maltese-American. Surname is pronounced BOOT-edge-edge
Religion: Raised as a Catholic, now Episcopalian
Views on key issues: Has said Democratic party needs a ‘fresh start’; wrote an essay in praise of Bernie Sanders aged 17; backed paid parental leave for city employees; other policies unknown
Would make history as: First openly gay and youngest-ever president. First veteran of post-World War II conflict
Slogan: To be announced
Age on Inauguration Day: 46
Entered race: January 12, 2018, at rally in his native San Antonio, TX. Had formed exploratory committee two months previously
Career: No current job. Stanford and Harvard graduate who was a San Antonio, Texas, councilman at 26 and became mayor of the city in 2009. Was Obama’s Housing and Urban Development secretary from 2014 to 2016
Family: Married with nine-year-old daughter, Carina, and four-year-old son, Cristian. His identical twin Joaquin, who is a minute younger, is Democratic congressman. Mother Maria del Rosario Castro was part of ‘radical’ third party for Mexican-Americans; father left his wife and five children for her but they never married
Views on key issues: Wants medicare for all; universal pre-K; action on affordable housing; will not take money from political action committees (PACs) tied to corporations or unions. Other views still to be announced
Would make history as: First Hispanic president, first to be a twin
Slogan: One Nation, One Destiny
Age on Inauguration Day: 57
Entered race: Filed papers July 28, 2017
Career: No current job. Columbia and Georgetown law educated financial entrepreneur. Set up publicly-traded companies lending capital to healthcare and mid-size businesses and was youngest CEO at the time of a New York Stock Exchange-listed firm. Three-time Maryland congressman, first winning election in 2012; announced run for president instead of running again in 2018
Family: Married father of four; wife April works for children’s issues nonprofit. Credits his working class father’s union roots for helping him through college
Views on key issues: Social liberal in favor of legalized pot and gun control but not single-payer healthcare; fiscally conservative
Would make history as: First president from Maryland. First openly bald president since Eisenhower
Slogan: Focus on the Future
Age on Inauguration Day: 39
Entered race: Still to formally file any papers but said she would run on January 11 2019
Career: Currently Hawaii congresswoman. Born on American Samoa, a territory. Raised largely in Hawaii, she co-founded an environmental non-profit with her father as a teenager and was elected to the State Legislature aged 21, its youngest member in history. Enlisted in the National Guard and served two tours, one in Iraq 2004-2006, then as an officer in Kuwait in 2009. Ran for Honolulu City Council in 2011, and House of Representatives in 2012
Family: Married to her second husband, Abraham Williams, a cinematographer since 2015. First marriage to childhood sweetheart Eduardo Tamayo in 2002 ended in 2006. Father Mike Gabbard is a Democratic Hawaii state senator, mother Carol Porter runs a non-profit.
Views on key issues: Has apologized for anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage views; wants marijuana federally legalized; opposed to most U.S. foreign interventions; backs $15 minimum wage and universal health care; was the second elected Democrat to meet Trump after his 2016 victory
Would make history as: First female, Hindu and Samoan-American president; youngest president ever
Slogan: Lead with Love
Age on Inauguration Day: 60
Entered race: Announced candidacy February 10, 2019 at snow-drenched rally in her native Minneapolis
Career: Currently Minnesota senator. Yale and University of Chicago law graduate who became a corporate lawyer. First ran unsuccessfully for office in 1994 as Hennepin, MI, county attorney, and won same race in 1998, then in 2002, without opposition. Ran for Senate in 2006 and won 58-38; re-elected in 2012 and 2018
Family: Married to John Bessler, law professor at University of Baltimore and expert on capital punishment. Daughter Abigail Bessler, 23, works fora Democratic member of New York City council. Father Jim, 90, was a veteran newspaper columnist who has written a memoir of how his alcoholism hurt his family; mom Rose is a retired grade school teacher
Religion: Congregationalist (United Church of Christ)
Views on key issues: Seen as a mainstream liberal: says she wants ‘universal health care’ but has not spelled out how; pro-gun control; pro-choice; backs $15 minimum wage; no public statements on federal marijuana legalization; has backed pro-Israel law banning the ‘boycott, divestment and sanctions’ movement; spoke out against abolishing ICE
Would make history as: First female president
Slogan: To be announced
Age on Inauguration Day: 63
Entered race: Told friends he was running on November 13, 2019
Career: Currently a managing director of Bain Capital. Awarded scholarship in eighth grade to Massachusetts boarding school Milton Academy, becoming first in his family to go to college. Harvard law grad who twice failed the bar before working for NAACP then private practice where he represented Mike Tyson’s rape victim Desiree Washington. Assistant attorney general for civil rights in Clinton administration then Texaco and Coca-Cola and sub-prime lender Ameriquest executive. Ran for Massachusetts governor as outside candidate in 2006 and won, becoming first African-American in role, won a second term 48-42.
Family: Born in Chicago, his jazz musician father Pat Patrick left mother Emily Wintersmith when he was three when he fathered a Patrick’s half-sister with another woman. Patrick married wife Diane Bemus, an attorney, in 1984; they have two adult daughters, Sarah and Katherine. Sarah is married to a former Italian soldier Marco Morgese; their son Gianluca is the Patricks’ first grandchild. Katherine came out as lesbian in 2008 and married Alisha Lemieux in 2016.
Views on key issues: Moderate who championed social liberal policies and embraced Obamacare. Boosted transportation spending and increased state gas taxes to pay, speaking out against climate change. Unclear where he stands on Medicare for All and Green New Deal. Pro-gun control, proposing ban on multiple gun sales after Sandy Hook.
Would make history as: No obvious claim
Slogan: To be announced
Age on Inauguration Day: 79
Entered race: Sources said on January 25, 2019, that he would form exploratory committee. Officially announced February 19
Career: Currently Vermont senator. Student civil rights and anti-Vietnam activist who moved to Vermont and worked as a carpenter and radical film-maker. Serial failed political candidate in the 1970s, he ran as a socialist for mayor of Burlington in 1980 and served two terms ending in 1989, and win a seat in Congress as an independent in 1990. Ran for Senate in 2006 elections as an independent with Democratic endorsement and won third term in 2018. Challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016 but lost. Campaign has since been hit by allegations of sexual harassment – for which he has apologized – and criticized for its ‘Bernie bro’ culture
Family: Born to a Jewish immigrant father and the daughter of Jewish immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York. First marriage to college sweetheart Deboarah Shiling Messing in 1964 ended in divorce in 1966; had son Levi in 1969 with then girlfriend Susan Cambell Mott. Married Jone O’Meara in 1988 and considers her three children, all adults, his own. The couple have seven grandchildren. His older brother Larry is a former Green Party councilor in Oxfordshire, England. Would be first Jewish president
Religion: Secular Jewish
Views on key issues: Openly socialist and standard bearer for the Democratic party’s left-turn. Wants federal $15 minimum wage; banks broken up; union membership encouraged; free college tuition; universal health care; re-distributive taxation; he opposed Iraq War and also U.S. leading the fight against ISIS and wants troops largely out of Afghanistan and the Middle East
Would make history as: Oldest person elected president
Slogan: Not me. Us.
Age on Inauguration Day 2021: 63
Entered race: July 9, 2019
Career: Currently retired. New York-born to wealthy family, he was educated at elite Phillips Exeter Academy, same as rival Andrew Yang, and Yale, then Stanford Business School. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs banker who founded his own hedge fund in 1986 and made himself a billionaire; investments included subprime lenders, private prisons and coal mines. Stepped down in 2012 to focus on advocating for alternative energy. Longtime Democratic activist and donor who started campaign to impeach Trump in October 2017. Net worth of $1.6 billion has made him one of the Democrats’ biggest single donors
Family: Married Kathryn Taylor in 1986; they have four adult children who have been told they will not inherit the bulk of his fortune. Announced last November he and his wife would live apart. Father Roy was a Nuremberg trials prosecutor
Views on key issues: On the left of the field despite being a hedge fund tycoon. Backs single-payer health care, minimum wage rises and free public college. Previously spoke in favor of Bernie Sanders’ agenda. Aggressive backer of climate change action, including ditching fossil fuels
Would make history as: Richest Democratic president ever
Age on Inauguration Day: 71
Entered race: Set up exploratory committee December 31, 2018
Career: Currently Massachusetts senator. Law lecturer and academic who became an expert on bankruptcy law and tenured Harvard professor. Ran for Senate and won in 2012, defeating sitting Republican Scott Brown, held it in 2018 60% to 36%. Was short-listed to be Hillary’s running mate and campaigned hard for her in 2016
Family: Twice-married mother of two and grandmother of three. First husband and father of her children was her high-school sweetheart. Second husband Bruce Mann is Harvard law professor. Daughter Amelia Tyagi and son Alex Warren have both been involved in her campaigns. Has controversially claimed Native American roots; DNA test suggested she is as little as 1,064th Native American
Religion: Raised Methodist, now described as Christian with no fixed church
Views on key issues: Was a registered Republican who voted for the party but registered as a Democrat in 1996. Pro: higher taxes on rich; banking regulation; Dream Act path to citizenship for ‘dreamers’; abortion and gay rights; campaign finance restrictions; and expansion of public provision of healthcare – although still to spell out exactly how that would happen. Against: U.S. presence in Afghanistan and Syria; liberalization of gambling
Would make history as: First female president
Slogan: To be announced
Age on Inauguration Day: 68
Entered race: Announced exploratory committee November 15, 2018. Formally entered January 28, 2019
Career: Currently an author, Dropped out of Pomona College, California, became part of the counter culture and anti-war movement and ran a ‘metaphysical bookstore’ before publishing spiritual guide A Return to Love and being praised by Oprah, sending it to number one. Published series of follow-ups and founded AIDS charity and subsequently more non-profits including a peace movement. Ran for Congress in 2014 and lost
Family: Born to immigration attorney father Sam and housewife mother Sophie in Houston, Texas. Married for ‘a minute and a half’ to unnamed man; daughter India was born in 1990 but Williamson declines to name her father
Views on key issues: Wants vast expansion of physical and mental healthcare; and nutrition and lifestyle reforms including ban on marketing processed and sugary foods to children; universal pre-K; much of the Green New Deal’s proposals including a de-carbonized economy, electric cars and rebuilding mass transit; gun control through licensing; wants more vacation time; pro decriminalizing all drugs
Would make history as: First female president
Slogan: Join the Evolution
Age on Inauguration Day: 46
Entered race: Filed papers November 6, 2018
Career: No current job. Went to public school in New York where he describes being bullied with racial slurs, then elite Phillips Exeter Academy boarding school – same as rival Tom Steyer. Brown and Columbia Law graduate who abandoned career as an attorney then started a dotcom flop then become healthcare and education tech executive who set up nonprofit Venture for America
Family: Married to wife Evelyn with two sons, one of whom he has said is on the autism spectrum. His parents were both immigrants from Taiwan who met at the University of California, Berkeley, as grad students
Religion: Reformed Church
Views on key issues: Warns of rise of robots and artificial intelligence, wants $1,000 a month universal basic income and social media regulated. Spoke out against male circumcision. Wants a state monitor to crack down on ‘fake news.’
Would make history as: First Asian-American president
Slogan: Humanity First
AND THOSE WHO HAVE WITHDRAWN
STEVE BULLOCK, Montana governor
- Entered race: May 14, 2019
- Quit: December 2, 2019
KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, New York senator
- Entered race: January 16, 2019
- Quit: August 28, 2019
BILL DE BLASIO, New York City mayor
- Entered race: May 16, 2019
- Quit: September 20, 2020
MIKE GRAVEL, Former Alaska governor
- Entered race: April 2,2019
- Quit: August 2, 2019
KAMALA HARRIS,California senator
Entered race: January 21, 2019
Quit: December 3, 2019
JOHN HICKENLOOPER, Former Colorado governor
- Entered race: March 4, 2019
- Quit: August 15, 2019
JAY INSLEE, Washington governor
- Entered race: March 1, 2019
- Quit: August 21, 2019
WAYNE MESSAM, mayor of Miramar, Florida
- Entered race: March 28, 2019
- Quit: November 20, 2019
SETH MOULTON, Massachusetts congressman
- Entered race: April 22,2019
- Quit: August 23, 2019
RICHARD OJEDA, former West Virginia state senator
- Entered race: November 12, 2018
- Quit: January 25, 2019
BETO O’ROURKE, former Texas congressman
- Entered race: March 14, 2019
- Quit: November 1, 2019
TIM RYAN, Ohio congressman
- Entered race: April 4, 2019
- Quit: October 24, 2019
JOE SESTAK, former Pennsylvania congressman
- Entered race: June 23, 2019
- Quit: December 1, 2019
ERIC SWALWELL, California congressman
- Entered race: April 8, 2019
- Quit: July 8, 2019
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