WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – The current frontrunner in the race for the Democratic nominee for president spent Wednesday evening in Waterloo.
Former Vice President Joe Biden held an event at the UAW Local 838 hall. It was standing room only in the crowd as Biden spoke on a number of hot button issues, ranging from healthcare to trade, oftentimes criticizing President Trump.
“How many farmers you know across this state and this nation that have to face the prospect of losing their business, losing their farm because of Trump’s tariffs? It isn’t just impacting farmers it’s rippling through the entire economy,” said Biden.
Biden was not only critical of the Trump administration’s policies but also its handling of events like the white supremacy riot in Charlottesville in 2017.
“Donald Trump threatens everything, our core values, what we stand for, what we believe. I made a decision to run for president when Donald Trump called white supremacists, neo-nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan ‘very, fine people,'” said Biden.
The most recent weekend polls show Biden holding in first, but candidates like California Senator Kamala Harris have seen a spike in support following the Democratic debate last week.