President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to express that he has no worries going into his 2020 re-election campaign after a historic first two years of his first term and plenty more time to add to those accomplishments.
And who stands opposed to Trump? At the moment, at least 18 Democrats are seeking their party’s nomination. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to officially announce a run for the presidency, and Independent Senator Bernie Sanders are leading their group in nearly all polling,
Trump said in a tweet that he expects these two men to be their party’s finalists in the primary election, adding that he looks forward to beating either one of them.
“I believe it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders vs. Sleepy Joe Biden as the two finalists to run against maybe the best Economy in the history of our Country (and MANY other great things)! I look forward to facing whoever it may be,” Trump tweeted.
“May God Rest Their Soul!” the president added.
As Fox News reports, Trump’s prediction came after another tweet which called out Sanders and his wife and their finances.
“Bernie Sanders and wife should pay the Pre-Trump Taxes on their almost $600,000 income,” Trump said in the Tuesday evening tweet. “He is always complaining about these big TAX CUTS, except when it benefits him. They made a fortune off of Trump, but so did everyone else – and that’s a good thing, not a bad thing!”
Here’s more from Fox News:
Shortly ahead of a Fox News town hall Monday night, Sanders’ presidential campaign released his 2018 returns. According to the figures, Sanders and his wife Jane paid a 26 percent effective tax rate on $561,293 in income, and made more than $1 million in both 2016 and 2017. Nearly $400,000 of his income last year came from book sales.
Sanders later fired back at the president for his remarks, tweeting that Trump seemed “scared of our campaign.”
“He should be,” he continued.
According to FiveThirtyEight, as of April 15, Sanders and Biden emerge as leaders in different Democratic presidential primary poll match-ups.
Morning Consult, who polled 12,550 people, had Biden as the winner with 31 percent of the vote. Sanders took second place with 23 percent. The next highest was California Senator Kamala Harris with 9 percent.
A poll from Emerson College of 356 people has Sanders in the lead with 29 percent. Biden is second with 24 percent and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is third with 9 percent.
An LA Times poll of 2,196 people lists Biden at 27 percent, Sanders at 16 percent, and Harris and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rouke tied at 7 percent.
Regardless of who wins the Democratic primary, it is impossible to refute the economic success that the U.S. has achieved under President Trump.
The White House reports: “The economy has come roaring back to life under President Trump. The stock market has hit record high after record high, helping more Americans build wealth and secure their futures. Through needed tax cuts and reform, the Administration will bring jobs back to our country. The President is helping U.S. workers by expanding apprenticeship programs, reforming job training programs, and bringing businesses and educators together to ensure high-quality classroom instruction and on-the-job training.”
And, also from the White House:
President Trump’s tax cuts are providing a boost to middle-income families.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) cut taxes for the middle class and boosted the Child Tax Credit to provide a helping hand to American families.
The TCJA included $5.5 trillion in gross tax cuts, nearly 60 percent of which goes to families.
The TCJA will provide more than $2,000 in tax cuts in 2018 for an average family of four with an income of $75,000.
The TCJA nearly doubled the standard deduction, allowing middle-income families to exempt more of their income from taxes.
The TCJA doubled the Child Tax Credit from $1,000 to $2,000 per child and made the credit available to more middle-income families.
The new law also increases the refundable portion of the credit.
Families can now use 529 Savings Accounts to pay for qualified elementary and secondary education expenses, helping to increase their options for their children’s education.
To ensure families get the help they deserve, the TCJA preserved provisions such as the child and dependent care credit, the adoption tax credit, retirement savings tax benefits, and more.
Families facing costly medical bills benefited from the expanded medical expense deduction.
At least 100 utility companies across the country announced plans to cut rates in response to the tax cuts.