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May 5, 2019

Sometimes, the best way to defeat your enemies is to steal their tactics. Former Vice President Joe Biden is seemingly taking that route — somewhat, at least — in his presidential campaign.

Biden was in South Carolina, a key primary state, on Saturday afternoon for the second rally of his newly-launched presidential campaign. Biden reportedly took the stage in front of an an enthusiastic crowd at a small community center gymnasium in Columbia, the state capital. His speech reportedly tried to balance pragmatism and progressive energy, with a focus on what The New York Times describes as the candidate's "working-class Joe" brand.

Biden spoke frequently about his close relationship with former President Barack Obama, but he also took quite a few shots at President Trump. At one point, Biden countered Trump's penchant for giving his political rivals simple, but stinging nicknames. "There's so many nicknames I'm inclined to give this guy," he said referring to Trump, who calls Biden "Sleepy." "You can just start with clown."

Read more at The New York Times. Tim O'Donnell

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