Biden makes populist tax pitch in Scranton while attacking Trump over billionaire friendliness

President Joe Biden repeatedly lambasted former President Donald Trump over his tax policies during a campaign stop at his childhood hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday afternoon.

The speech sought to contrast Biden’s middle-class hometown of Scranton with Trump’s ritzy Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, his inheritance, and his friendliness with the billionaire class.

Biden’s three-day swing in the key battleground state coincides with Trump’s New York criminal case. The former president is required to spend four out of five work days in court while Biden is holding campaign rallies.


During the speech, Biden touted his plan to raise taxes for the highest earners in the United States if he is reelected president and firmly rejected Trump’s embrace of trickle-down economics.

“My plan calls for a minimum federal income tax of 25%,
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