PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The presidential campaign trail is running through Western Pennsylvania today.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, is taking a 10-hour train tour from Ohio, where he debated President Donald Trump last night, into Pennsylvania.
Eight stops were planned in total. Here in Western Pennsylvania, Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, stopped in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, New Alexandria, Latrobe and Johnstown.
The Bidens’ train rolled into Pittsburgh just before 3 p.m.
While speaking at the train station, Biden said, “Donald Trump has left a trail of broken promises and lies. He looks down his nose at working people.”
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Biden, who is well-known for traveling by train, said while departing, “I love being on the train.”
The couple planned to finish the day with a rally in Johnstown this evening.
In his first appearance on the tour, Biden balanced criticism of Trump with a call for national unity.
“He lies to you,” Biden told supporters under a sunny sky with a cool breeze alongside the Cleveland train station.
“I’ll always tell you the truth,” the former vice president said. “I’ll always care about you whether you vote for me or not. If elected, I’m not going to be a Democratic president, I’m going to be an American president.”
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An enthusiastic crowd of about 300 supporters greeted him when his train pulled into the station in Greensburg.
KDKA political editor Jon Delano rode with Biden from Pittsburgh to Greensburg to talk about the first presidential debate.
“I describe it as a president doing everything he possibly could to avoid talking about the issues. I tried, as you noticed, to talk to the American people, to talk to them directly, and try to talk despite the fact he tried to talk over me.”
The president interrupted Biden over 70 times in the debate, but Biden also called the president a fool, liar, clown, racist, Putin’s puppy and the worst president America has ever had. And he told him to shut up.
Delano: “Do you regret any of that?”
Delano: “Why not?”
Biden: “Because everything I said was true.”
Jon Delano also asked him about the president’s words on the white supremacist group Proud Boys.
“The words of a president matter, no matter how good or bad a president they are,” said Biden. “Remember what was asked last night? ‘Would you condemn white supremacists?’ And I said, ‘what about the Proud Boys?’ And he said ‘I will just tell them to stand down and stand by.’ Look at their logo this morning. They put out a logo — an official logo, they’re very proud of it — that says ‘Proud Boys, stand down but stand by.’ That is absolutely outrageous.'”
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President Trump is scheduled for a campaign appearance in Minnesota later today.
This morning, he took to social media to criticize debate moderator Chris Wallace and Biden.
Of Biden, the president added, “He will destroy our Country!”
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