Former Vice President Joe Biden could defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election by securing support from a key demographic, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday on the TBD with Tina Brown podcast..
"His best argument is electability," Christie said.
"If Biden can make it through the primaries, he's the one Dem candidate who appeals to the white working-class voters who handed the election to Trump — and could hand 2020 to Biden instead."
After months of speculation and build-up, Biden announced Thursday morning he is running for the White House in a bid to unseat Trump. Biden, a longtime senator, unsuccessfully ran for president in 1988 and 2008, and then served as vice president for eight years.
Christie said Biden is the one Democratic candidate who can appeal to the aforementioned group of voters, which could tip the election in his favor.
"Someone who could give [Trump] a run is Joe Biden," Christie said. "I say that because in essence, [the 2016] election was decided by 80,000 voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and most of those voters were white working-class voters.
"I think if you look at the 19 candidates on the other side of the aisle, the one who can best have an opportunity to appeal to those white working-class voters is Joe Biden."
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