President Trump has accused Democrat presidential candidate, Joe Biden of plagiarism, over his new “buy American” plan.
According to Fox News:
“He plagiarized from me, but he can never pull it off,” Trump said. “He likes plagiarizing.”
It included a $400 billion investment by the federal government to purchase American products such as cement, concrete, steel and other materials to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. On top of that, it includes a $300 billion investment in research for new technologies, such as electric vehicles, artificial intelligence and 5G.
But the Biden move reportedly left the Trump administration flatfooted. Washington Post reporter Jeff Stein reported that some at the White House were “fuming” as Biden pushed the “Buy America” plan before the Trump team was able to push out its own “Buy America” proposals.
Trump’s jab about Biden “plagiarizing” appears to be a reference to a controversy that took down Biden’s 1988 presidential bid — when it was discovered he had plagiarized from a speech by then-British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock.
Biden was recently accused of copying some of Bernie Sanders’ plans in his new proposals for reform.
And he may not be out of the woods on this yet, either.
And as The Washington Free Beacon noted that the “build back better” slogan used by Biden was used by the United Nations in April.