Donald Trump Jr. Blasts Warren, Sanders on Night of Iowa Caucus
(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump Jr. on Monday touted his father’s trade policies and attacked Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on the night of the Iowa caucuses for not getting similar agreements passed into law.
“I don’t know how you can run as a populist and not go for trade deals that are a huge leap forward,” the eldest son of President Donald Trump said during an interview with Bloomberg Television when asked about the senators’ populist credentials.
Sanders voted against Trump’s re-worked trade pact with Mexico and Canada, saying it would continue to ship jobs overseas and did not contain adequate environmental protections. Warren voted for it, calling it a “modest improvement.”
“In all fairness, Bernie four years ago was probably very in line with my father on trade. The difference is, the American people have seen my father deliver on trade,” Trump Jr. added.
Trump Jr. also accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of being mentally diminished, saying he “doesn’t remember what state he is in 50% of the time,” and argued a loss in Iowa could be devastating to the former vice president’s hopes of winning the nomination.
“If he doesn’t win big tonight, I think it’s very indicative of his campaign,” Trump Jr. said.
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