- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. hit back Tuesday at President Trump’s accusation that he abandoned Pennsylvania, saying he always remembers his roots in the Scranton area.

“I’ve never forgotten where I came from,” Mr. Biden tweeted. “My family did have to leave Pennsylvania when I was 10 — we moved to Delaware where my Dad found a job that could provide for our family.”

At a rally in central Pennsylvania Monday night, Mr. Trump said Mr. Biden, who’s running for the Democratic presidential nomination, forgot the state.

Biden deserted you,” the president told the crowd. “He left you for another state, and he didn’t take care of you because he didn’t take care of your jobs.”

Both campaigns are placing a priority on the state, which Mr. Trump won narrowly in 2016, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to capture Pennsylvania since 1988.

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