If there are limits on whom and how much you can plagiarize, likely Democratic candidate Joe Biden hasn’t yet tested them all. But give him time.
Earlier this week it was his former primary rival and current buddy, Bernie Sanders, whose socialist agenda Biden copied at times verbatim. In his run for the presidency Back in 1988, Biden liberated speeches by Robert F. Kennedy and British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock.
This time, however, the former vice president is going for the gold. Whose intellectual property is he stealing this time? None other than the man he is trying to replace as leader of the free world.
As the New York Post noted on Thursday, the day the plan was released, Biden told workers at McGregor Industries, a metal works facility in Dunmore, Pa., “When the federal government spends taxpayers’ money, we should use it to buy American products and support American jobs.”
But as Trump counsel Kellyanne Conway tells Fox News in this entertaining video, “Buy American” is one of the planks in the president’s reelection platform. Indeed, Forbes reports, a “proposal, spearheaded by senior Trump adviser Peter Navarro, has been slowly making its rounds through the White House that calls for directing federal agencies to purchase medical supplies and pharmaceuticals produced in America, according to the Washington Post.
Biden certainly deserves credit for originality. This marks the first time a candidate for the highest office in the land “appropriated” a talking point from his opponent.