Joe Biden Gaffe: My First Priority as President Would Be to Defeat Trump

Democratic presidential hopeful former US Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 27, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo …
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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday bizarrely pledged during the second 2020 Democrat presidential debate to make defeating President Donald Trump his first priority if elected to the White House.

Candidates on stage at the Democratic presidential debate struggled to limit their answers to the one thing they would hope to accomplish as president.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) rattled off several, including a family bill of rights that includes universal preschool and affordable daycare, while Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) ticked off a list including a middle-class tax cut, reinstating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and gun control.

Others followed with lists and nonspecific goals, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who called for a “political revolution.”

Author Marianne Williamson said she would call the Prime Minister of New Zealand and declare the United States a better country to raise children.

Moderator Chuck Todd graded the group a C-minus for their adherence to the rules.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 


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