With Trump sidelined in court, Biden begins blitz

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While Donald Trump remains in a New York courtroom, President Joe Biden is taking his campaign to Pennsylvania, the biggest battleground of the 2024 election, to hammer the former president over his tax policies in an appeal to working-class voters.

Biden will begin a three-day swing through Pennsylvania on Tuesday with a trip to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he will deliver a speech blasting Trump’s 2017 tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans while calling for the rich to pay their “fair share.”

The Scranton stop − designed to contrast economic agendas while inflation remains stubbornly high − falls one day after Tax Day, the April 15 deadline for people to file their federal tax returns. Biden released his tax returns Monday, while Trump did not − following a practice of not publicizing his returns that Trump maintained in the White House.

The visit comes as Trump is required to attend court proceedings this week for a criminal trial in New York involving alleged hush-money payments he made to a porn star during the 2016 campaign. The trial began Monday.

“We’ve got Joe Biden, a candidate sees the world from the kitchen table where he grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Donald Trump who sees the world from his country club down at Mar-a-Lago,” said Michael Tyler, the Biden campaign’s communications director.

Read more at USAtoday.com

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