Only President Trump could pull this off.
While telling a story about a General named “Raisin’ Cain” (true story), President Trump wrapped up the story with a hilarious jab at Joe Biden….and it brought down the house.
Take a look:
Here's what ABC had to say about it:
President Donald Trump delivered a free-wheeling, campaign-style speech at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual spring dinner Tuesday -- taking swipes at a potential rival in former Vice President Joe Biden, and continuing his calls for Republicans to be champions of pre-existing conditions after punting the health care battle until after the 2020 presidential election.
In the early stages of his re-election bid, Trump seemed to revel that Biden is being “taken care of” among the teeming field of 2020 presidential competitors.
“We’re going into the war with some socialist. It looks like the only non, sort of, heavy socialist is being taken care of pretty well by the socialists, they got to him, our former vice president. I was going to call him, I don’t know him well, I was going to say ‘Welcome to the world Joe, you having a good time?’” the president said.
The president’s crack at Biden comes as the political fixture in Democratic politics, who is mulling a possible White House run in 2020, faces allegations of improper touching from two women.
Despite facing his own allegations by multiple women of sexual harassment and misconduct, the president took a second swipe at Biden later in the speech as he recalled a time he wanted to kiss a general who offered him a swift timeline for the defeat of ISIS, saying they could be defeated within a week’s time.
“I said general, come here, give me a kiss, I felt like Joe Biden, but I meant it,” Trump told the laughing crowd.As the field of contenders hoping to unseat Trump continues to grow, the president made clear Tuesday night that he has every intention of putting the issue of health care front and center in the 2020 presidential race, even if he doesn't intend for the Republican Party to vote on it until after the election.
The president said members of Congress, along with the White House, are in the process of developing a “great health care plan” and that, whether they like it or not, Republicans will champion the issue of covering people with pre-existing conditions in the 2020 election.
“The Republican Party will be the champion of pre-existing conditions, you have to do it, some of you like, some of you don’t, but you’re going to have to like it, not just for politics, it’s the right thing,” Trump said.
The president outlined his political plan and encouraged members to run on the plan, with the understanding that it will be their first vote should Republicans win back the House and Trump be reelected.
“I will ask that this be my first vote immediately after the election,” Trump said, predicting that the Republicans will “regain the House because of health care and other things,” such as the border.
“We’re going to promise the people that if you vote for us, and if you vote for you, all of you running, it’s going to happen,” Trump said.
Even as he acknowledged that some in his party did not welcome his embrace of health care as a central issue heading into 2020, the president doubled down on his belief that it can be a winning issue for Republicans in the next election.
THIS IS MAGA COUNTRY! 😁
Please limit one per person.