Biden, Trump discuss ‘all of the above’ in speech
Posted On June 18, 2021
President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump spoke about the “all of our above” agenda on Tuesday night, touting their “united front” and “unifying message.”
Biden praised Trump for taking a “brave and principled stance” on the Iran nuclear deal, and Trump praised his decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord.
“It was a bold and principled stand that is making America great again,” Biden said.
Trump said he was “a big fan” of the Iran deal, but called it “unfair” to “punish the American people.”
Biden, who was in Paris to meet with world leaders to discuss climate change, said Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement had made “a mockery of the world.”
Biden also talked about his decision this year to “get rid of” the Department of Education, saying that the president had done it in the name of “rescuing America.”
“The fact is that education is not something that can be bought, it can only be earned,” Biden told the audience.
“This is not the end of the line for education,” Biden added.
Trump also took a swipe at Biden’s support for former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), who was defeated in the 2016 election.
“He was so good,” Trump said.
“I like a lot of his ideas.”
Biden said that he had “never been a fan of Russ Feig, and he was never going to be a fan, but the thing that was so great about him was that he was honest and he said what he thought, and the other side thought that was just crazy.”
Biden added that he supported Trump’s support of the military and his “fantastic response to ISIS.”