a man that is standing in the dark: Joe Biden told the International Association of Fire Fighters to save their energy. "I may need it in a few weeks."? Win McNamee / Getty Images Joe Biden told the International Association of Fire Fighters to save their energy. "I may need it in a few weeks."

山东十一选五预测 www.3ly15.cn Amid persistent chants of "Run Joe Run," former Vice President Joe Biden teased a possible presidential bid while speaking to the International Association of Fire Fighters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Several times during his remarks, which could have been easily confused for a campaign rally, Biden alluded to a potential run, telling the crowd "we're ready to take anybody on."

Biden, thanking the crowd their enthusiasm and energy, told them to "save it a little longer, I may need it in a few weeks."

"Be careful what you wish for," he added while laughing as the crowd applauded. Biden is reportedly very close to making a final decision about a run, and new polling indicates that the former vice president now leads among 2020 Democratic candidates in Iowa without even making his campaign official. According to multiple people familiar with his planning, a formal kickoff for?Biden's run is expected by mid-April.?

Biden's comments to the group come a day after his?fellow Delawarian, Sen. Chris Coons, told "CBS This Morning" that he was "confident" and "optimistic" that Biden would be running.?

"Joe Biden is someone who sees the differences in our country and inspires us, reminds us of the ways in which we have overcome them in the past and will lift us up," Coons said.

Biden appealed to the crowd of workers, slamming attempts to end collective bargaining for public workers. "I don't see any reason why you should be denied the right to collective bargaining. Who the hell are these guys? ... Why are we even having this argument?" said Biden.?

Chuck Hull et al. standing in front of a sign: Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters cheer as former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the group's legislative conference on March 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C.? Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters cheer as former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the group's legislative conference on March 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. He later blasted President Trump's recent budget proposals, criticized sweeping cuts to Medicare and Medicaid programs and "excessive" tax breaks for the wealthy.?

"Did you see the budget that was just introduced? It cuts $845 billion ... in Medicare and $240 billion in Medicaid. Why? Because of a tax cut for the super wealthy that created a deficit of $1.9 trillion and now they've got to make somebody pay for it."

"Trading Medicare and Medicaid for tax breaks ... how's that going to help the people in this room?" Biden questioned.?

The former vice president ended his speech, urging those assembled to "remember what makes this nation so special."

"America is an idea, an idea that goes back to our founding," said Biden. "There's no reason why we can't own the 21st century the rest of the world needs us to lead."

Upon leaving the stage to a room of loud applause, Biden shouted: "It's time to get up, remember who the hell we are."

Feedback

Found the story interesting?

Like us on Facebook to see similar stories


Send MSN Feedback

We appreciate your input!

Please give an overall site rating:

  • 儿童掉进冰窟 小伙用双手砸出“生命通道” 2019-03-18
  • 国务院印发《关于积极有效利用外资推动经济高质量发展若干措施的通知》 2019-03-18
  • 国际锐评:美方反复无常 中方洞若观火同等反制 2019-03-17
  • 民主党派中央和全国工商联领导人记者会 2019-03-17
  • 樱桃-热门标签-华商生活 2019-03-17
  • 乡村振兴,上海这些特色小镇如何亮出名片 2019-03-17
  • 芯片国产化需要什么? 2019-03-16
  • 惯性的做表面文章,糊弄了谁,欺骗了谁,你懂得。 2019-03-15
  • 6月温州市区普通商品住房地块集中出让 2019-03-15
  • 要有传承,但重在创新。这样才不会被历史的进步所淘汰。 2019-03-14
  • 国台办主任张志军赴金门参访 2019-03-13
  • 20180517 西川:诗人如果不忧郁不忧伤,就显得浅薄 2019-03-13
  • 2017安徽省政务微信十强排行榜发布 2019-03-12
  • 端午期间陕西大部地区有雨 给出行带来不利影响 2019-03-11
  • 南非办“武林大会” 看看中国文化在国外有多火 2019-03-10
  • 198| 502| 580| 57| 286| 846| 775| 826| 212| 938|