Former Vice PresidentJoseph R. Bidenon Friday said PresidentTrumpis becoming more “erratic” and predicted that the president will double down on his “worst instincts” if the economy moves closer to a recession.
“Now that the president is feeling pressure on the economy, he’s becoming — and we’re teetering on a recession — he’s becoming more erratic,”Mr. Biden, the front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said at a town hall-style event in New Hampshire.
Mr. Bidensaid the president inherited a “pretty good economy” from President Obama – “just like he inherited everything in his life.”
“Now he’s in the process of squandering it — just like he [has] squandered everything else he’s inherited,”Mr. Bidensaid. “I believe he’s going to double down on his worst instincts — to attack immigrants, to inflame racial divisions, to tear this nation apart — as and if the economy continues to move toward recession.”
Earlier Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 130,000 jobs in August, which came in below forecasters’ expectations, while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7%.
On Friday, he twice mentioned “Charlotte” instead of “Charlottesville” before quickly correcting himself the second time.
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