Maryland — Tuesday, September 29th, following a standout debate performance from Joe Biden, where he laid out the failures of Donald Trump, and his plans to build back better — Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman, Yvette Lewis, released the following statement.
“Tonight, Joe Biden showed Maryland a real president, one who is ready to lead and unite America; a president who will build this country back better. Donald Trump did nothing but throw a fit, and act like a child. He continually interrupted Joe Biden because he was afraid of the truth, and has no plans of his own. Joe told us that “we’re all Americans, there is nothing we cannot do if we do it together,” and offered a vision of America where we can overcome COVID-19 by listening to doctors and scientists, rebuild our economy, and ensure everyone has access to the health care they need.
Donald Trump has lied to us again, and again; all while the COVID-19 pandemic claimed the lives of over 200,000 Americans, and 30 million lost their jobs. Tonight was no different, he lied about his record of COVID-19 failure, and he lied about Joe Biden’s plan to expand on the ACA while allowing Americans to keep their insurance.
Vice President Biden highlighted how his economic plan would create 18.6 million jobs, and increase the income of working class Americans (after taxes) by $4,800. Donald Trump recited the same tired rhetoric, offering no rationale for a second term. His disdain for working class Americans was clear — nowhere is this more evident than in the recent revelation that Trump paid virtually no taxes. Joe also pointed out that Trump will be “the first president of the United States to leave office with fewer jobs than when he came into office.”
Unlike Trump, who showed tonight that he lacks even the most basic understanding of health care, or the struggles working class Marylanders face, Joe’s plan for health care would expand on the ACA and ensure that health care is a right, not a privilege. As he said tonight “I propose we expand Obamacare and improve on it.”
There is no question that the winner of tonight’s debate was Joe Biden. He laid out his vision for an America that we can all be proud of, and showed Trump for what he is — a petulant child whose only instinct is to sow chaos, and take no responsibility for crises of his own making.”