Former Vice President Joe Biden was forced to cancel a campaign stop in Illinois this week after a doctor deemed him unsafe to travel, with Democratic officials confirming he was “under orders” to skip the annual event.
Biden was scheduled to speak at the Illinois State Fair Thursday, but President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association confirmed the former Obama official was “under doctors orders” to skip the event.
“Everyone who knows Vice President Biden knows that he gives our party and our country his all, but unfortunately he is sick and is under doctor’s orders not to travel,” said a statement from Association President Doug House.
“The cancellation is of course disappointing, but it is clear that the circumstances are simply unavoidable. We all hope he gets well soon and I’m sure he’ll be back campaigning for Democrats in Illinois and across the country in no time,” House added.
Read the full story at the Chicago Sun Times.
DEMOCRAT DO-OVER? Poll Shows Biden, Clinton, Sanders TOP 2020 Democratic Candidates
A new survey released by Harvard this week shows the party’s most familiar names at the top of the Democratic candidate list for the 2020 presidential election, with Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie sanders leading the pack.
The poll has Biden at the top of the list with 32% of Democratic support, followed by Clinton with 18% and Bernie Sanders with 16%.
The stunning statistics raise serious questions over who will lead the Democratic Party heading into the 2020 race for the White House and whether a younger, more progressive candidate would resonate with its liberal base.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has routinely flirted with the idea of a run against Donald Trump; refusing to answer questions over whether he was planning a potential bid for the Oval Office.
Read the full poll here.
GLOVES OFF: Trump Escalates WAR OF WORDS with ‘CRAZY’ Joe Biden
President Trump escalated his war of words with “Crazy Joe Biden” Thursday, after the former Vice President threatened to “beat the hell” out of the Commander-in-Chief during a recent speech.
“If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” said Biden during an appearance this week; referring to Trump as the “ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”
The President struck back on social media early Thursday morning, saying the former Vice President was “trying to act like a tough guy” but is “weak both mentally and physically.”
“Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!” Trump tweeted.
Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
The President’s comments come as leading Democrats urge Biden to throw his hat in the ring for a possible 2020 presidential bid; hoping the moderate Democrat can appeal to voters in pivotal, rust-belt swing states.