Bernie Sanders Rebuffs Biden, Says He and AOC Have Agenda 'America Needs'

Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Annual International Convention in Chicago Tuesday

Joe Biden is still the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, but the crown is slipping.

"That's what this election is about".

He continued, "I do not buy the concept, popular in the '60s, which said, 'We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers".

"Look, my north star is the middle class", Biden said.

Biden: "I think Ocasio-Cortez is a brilliant, bright woman, but she won a primary".

Pressed about his ability to take on Trump in a hypothetical general election matchup following his bruising debate performance, Biden sought to dispel any concerns.

"I will say Vice President Biden seems to stand by his opposition to bussing from back in 1969", Adams told host Alisyn Camerota.

On the topic of immigration, Biden said he doesn't agree with calls to decriminalize entering the US without documentation, a proposal put forth by Julián Castro and backed by Sen. "I've asked him and have yet to hear him agree that bussing that was court ordered and mandated in most places and in that era in which I was a bussed was necessary".

Biden also swiped at Sanders' Medicare-for-All universal health care proposal, saying that he has a plan that's "rational" and will "cost a hell of a lot less".

"The debate changed things for me quite a bit", said Sheldon Ohringer, 62, a West Des Moines Democrat who had been leaning toward Biden but is now considering Harris and several other candidates. How long is that going to take? Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, runs to the left of Biden, who made no apologies on Friday for a centrist platform.

He also took issue with decriminalizing crossing the border without documentation, an idea first floated by former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro as a way to stop separating families at the US-Mexico border.

Former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Ottumwa, Iowa on June 11, 2019. "This is the agenda America needs - and that will energize voters to defeat Donald Trump", he wrote.

"I get all this information about other people's past and what they've done and not done, and, you know, I'm just not going to go there", he said.

In fact, Harris' total for the quarter nearly matches her first-quarter figure, but her campaign said last week that she had raised $2 million in the first 24 hours after the debate alone, meaning that her fundraising had slowed before her exchange with Biden.

Unlike the draft-avoider Trump, who had the nerve on Thursday to urge Americans to join the armed forces (I kid you not), the presidential candidates did not militarize the holiday.

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