Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday took a shot at President Donald Trump‘s newly unveiled fiscal 2020 budget proposal for cutting billions from federal health care programs.
Biden also offered the latest — and clearest — hint that he is leaning toward a 2020 White House run, where he is already considered the front-runner in early polls.
“I was going to stay away from this, but I can’t,” Biden told a supportive crowd at the International Association of Fire Fighters Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
“Did you see the budget that was introduced? It cuts $845 billion. Almost a trillion-dollar cut in Medicare. And almost a quarter-billion [cut] … in Medicaid,” Biden said.
He continued: “Why? Because of a tax cut for the super wealthy that created a deficit of $1.9 trillion and now they’ve got to make somebody pay for it.”
Biden, who served in Barack Obama’s administration