Joe Biden calls for more ‘economic intercourse’ around the world

Joe Biden calls for more ‘economic intercourse’ around the world
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta with Joe Biden. Via Twitter, Mayor Bottoms

[Ed. – At this particular point in time, his speech writers might have given a little though to their phrasing.]

Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden turned heads Monday night when, in a CBS Miami interview, he suggested the U.S. needs more “economic intercourse around the world.”

“I would get much more engaged in the world, we can’t step back,” Biden said. “If in fact, for example, we solve the problem in the United States of America and you don’t solve it in other parts of the world, you know what’s going to happen?”

“You’re going to have travel bans, you’re going to not be able to do, have economic intercourse around the world,” Biden continued. “When it’s America first, it’s America alone.”

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When asked if he was vulnerable because of his son Hunter’s business dealings in China, he said he didn’t believe so at all. He said his son’s business dealings “have nothing to do” with him, and claimed that President Trump owes millions of dollars to the bank of China, a since-debunked claim.

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