Vice President Mike Pence called out Democratic candidate Joe Biden over his coronavirus pandemic ‘plan,’ which he suggested was plagiarised from the Trump administration’s actions.
During the only vice presidential debate of 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday night, Pence met with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) where he defended the Trump administration’s actions on COVID-19.
Pence also said the Biden administration would not have acted much differently according to Biden’s own plan.
“The reality is when you look at the Biden plan, it reads and awful lot like what President Trump and I and our task force have been doing every step of the way,” Pence said.
The vice president then highlighted Biden’s history of plagiarism.
“Quite frankly, when I look at their plan, which talks about advancing testing, creating new PPE, developing a vaccine, it looks a little bit like plagiarism, which is something Joe Biden knows a little bit about,” Pence said.
“I think the American people know that this is a president who has put the health of American people first,” he added.
“And the American people, I believe in my heart, can be proud of the sacrifices they have made. It saved countless American lives,” Pence said.
VP Mike Pence on the Biden/Harris plan for covid-19:
“It looks a little bit like Plagiarism, which is something Joe Biden knows a little bit about.” pic.twitter.com/7qpI02QzEW
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 8, 2020
This is not the first time the Trump administration accused Biden of ripping off the president’s plan.
Trump accused Biden in July of copying Trump’s “Buy American” plan for a $700 billion investment by the federal government in the U.s economy.“He plagiarized from me, but he can never pull it off,” Trump told a group of reporters.“He likes plagiarizing. It’s a plan that is very radical left, but he says the right things because he’s copying what I’ve done.””But the difference is he can’t do it, and he knows he’s not doing that.””He can’t do the same because he’s raising taxes way too much; he’s raising everybody’s taxes. He’s also putting tremendous amounts of regulations back on, and those two things are two primary reasons that I created the greatest economy we’ve ever had, and now we’re creating it again,” he added.
Biden has a rich history of stealing other people’s work.In 1987, Biden was accused of using phrases and mannerisms of a British politician without attribution or citation, essentially claiming it as his own.The scandal tanked Biden’s run, and he withdrew from the race 11 days after the news broke.Biden also made false statements while insulting a New Hampshire voter’s intelligence when he claimed he was the first to go to college in his family, but later was forced to admit it was a lie.Biden told the voter:I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect. I went to law school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my — in my class to have a full academic scholarship. In the first year in law school I decided didn’t want to be in law school and ended up in the bottom two-thirds of my class, and then decided I wanted to stay, went back to law school, and in fact ended up in the top half of my class. I won the international moot-court competition. I was the outstanding student in the political science department at the end of my year. I graduated with three degrees from undergraduate school and 165 credits — I only needed 123 credits. And I’d be delighted to sit down and compare my IQ to yours if you’d like, Frank.