Bernie versus Biden for the Democratic candidacy in the 2020 election

The political race heats up as Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes back on former Vice President Joe Biden's claims and continues his campaign to be the Democratic candidate in the 2020 election.
2:42 | 05/05/19

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Next the politics the race for two points when he is heating up tonight the two democratic front runners campaigning hard in early primary states. Senator Bernie Sanders telling us the key issues that separate him from former vice president Joseph Biden who jumped in little over a week ago. And the ugly moment at one political rally that is uniting two candidates here's ABC White House correspondent Tara pulmonary. And nine Democrats are campaigning hard in key primary states. Trying to stand out in a crowded field senator Bernie Sanders on a two day swing through Iowa and oh I. And making the case or Jonathan Karl but he's a stronger candidate than Joseph Biden and. I'm sure you saw Joseph Biden say that he is the most progressive candidate in this race Joseph is a good friend the morning. And then Monday it would talk show I think if you look at Joe's record in new look at my erected. I don't think there's much question about who's more progressive. And then taking a swing at the front runner at saving most of its firepower for president trump real all gonna come together to defeat the most dangerous president. In modern American history and others Donald Trump. Pride in taking that message to South Carolina. And extending an olive branch to Republicans saying president trump doesn't represent their party we really aren't a place where. Literally our democracy is at stake right now. The former vice president highlighting his years of foreign policy experience claiming at least fourteen heads of state have contacted him since trump became president. The White House acting chief of staff says trump isn't feeling threatened. I think he's just the latest flavor of the day and I think you know next week to be somebody else the Democrats until the mayor of some town was on time magazine. Yesterday former Texas congressman beta our work coming to that mayor Pete booty judges defense after he was heckled by protesters his home state. They're being openly day. Do you hatred. Directed towards. Pete Buddha judge last night was not reflective represented. My state were ruined this country. Let's sort of the president now terror Paul Mary joins us from the White House in terra we heard earpiece there that the president isn't threatened by potential. Point when he opponents but in Washington he issel try to manage fallout from the mall report. Now saying he no longer supports the special counsel Robert Mueller testified before congress. That's right come president trump is making it clear treating. Robert Mueller should not testify meanwhile Democrats are putting increasing pressure on special counsel Robert Mueller to appear before congress. We know the House Judiciary Committee has reached out to him. And they are still trying to finalize a hearing date. But nothing has sat Tom terrible mayor for us terra thank you.

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