In his Labor Day speech, President Biden criticized his predecessor, Donald Trump, by saying that the well-known real estate mogul “did not build a damn thing.”
During a Labor Day gathering in Pennsylvania, a swing state with a large working-class population, President Biden claimed that infrastructure had become a “punchline” under Trump.
“Wait, what? The great builder of real estate, the guy who was here before me, he didn’t build a single thing,” Biden said. “When my predecessor was in charge, ‘Infrastructure Week’ became a joke. Infrastructure equals a decade under my watch, and it is a headline.”
Biden went so far as to say that Trump sent jobs to China, despite the fact that the former president was very against sending jobs to other countries while he was in office, especially when he ran against Hillary Clinton in 2016 as well. The former president also put taxes on goods from China.
“When the last person worked here, you sent jobs to China.” Biden said, “Now we are bringing jobs back from China. Your pensions were in danger when that last guy was here. With your help, we were able to save several million dollars in pensions.”
“When that last guy was still here, he viewed the entire world from Park Avenue,” he said. “From my home in Scranton, Pennsylvania, I can see it. From my home in Claymont, Delaware, I can see it. No kidding.”
Also, it should be said that Biden didn’t like how the former president shut down traveling from China when the coronavirus crisis first started.
“The coronavirus is causing a big problem right now. We must lead with facts, not with Donald Trump’s history of panic, racism, and making people afraid.” He stated at the time, “That man is the worst possible individual to lead our nation through a worldwide health emergency.”
The Biden team, on the other hand, said that he was just criticizing Trump in general at that point and had no intention of implying that the restrictions on travel were racist.