Trump, DeSantis tear into Biden student loan plan

‘Biden and the Radical Left Democrats have orchestrated another election enhancing money grab’: Trump tears into student loan plan and DeSantis says ‘it’s very unfair to have a truck driver pay back a loan for somebody with a PhD in gender studies’

  • Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis both went after President Joe Biden for his student loan forgiveness plan 
  • ‘Joe Biden and the Radical Left Democrats have just orchestrated another election enhancing money grab,’ Trump said in a Thursday statement
  • At an Orlando press conference DeSantis said, ‘It’s very unfair to have a truck driver have to pay back a loan from somebody that got, like, a PhD in gender studies’ 
  • Trump and DeSantis are looking like the Republicans to beat in the 2024 election, recent polling show 
  • Polling this week shows Trump with a huge advantage, but DeSantis has consistenly been in second place among GOP primary voters  

By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.S. Political Reporter

Published: 19:32, 25 August 2022 | Updated: 20:16, 25 August 2022

Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov.

Ron DeSantis – leading the 2024 Republican field –both went after President Joe Biden for his student loan forgiveness plan. 

Joe Biden and the Radical Left Democrats have just orchestrated another election enhancing money grab, this time to the tune of £300,000,000,000 – and just like I predicted, it’s coming right out of the pocket of the working-class Americans who are struggling the most!’ Trump said in a statement released Thursday morning. 

At a press conference in Orlando Thursday, DeSantis said, ‘It’s very unfair to have a truck driver have to pay back a loan from somebody that got, like, a PhD in gender studies.’

Former President Donald Trump Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Former President Donald Trump (left) and Florida Gov.

Ron DeSantis (right) – leading the 2024 Republican field – both went after President Joe Biden for his student loan forgiveness plan Thursday 

'Joe Biden and the Radical Left Democrats have just orchestrated another election enhancing money grab, this time to the tune of £300,000,000,000,' Trump said in a statement issued Thursday morning

‘Joe Biden and the Radical Left Democrats have just orchestrated another election enhancing money grab, this time to the tune of £300,000,000,000,’ Trump said in a statement issued Thursday morning 

The president and his advisers have been pushing back on Republican complaints about the debt cancellation plan pointing to the 2017 tax bill Trump signed that provided tax breaks to large corporations and to the GOP’s support of the Paycheck Protection Program, which provided relief to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

‘To those Republicans in Congress who believe student debt shouldn’t be forgiven: I will never apologize for helping America’s middle class – especially not to the same folks who voted for a £2 trillion tax cut for the wealthy and giant corporations that racked up the deficit,’ Biden tweeted Thursday. 

A number of Democrats – especially those in tough midterm races – have also voiced concerns about the plan, which wipes away £10,000 of student loan debt for borrowers who make less than £125,000 a year, and £20,000 for those who took out Pell Grants to fund their educations. 

In his statement, Trump continued to bemoan his election loss to Biden, which he still challenges. 

‘Crippling inflation, unaffordable energy prices, and WAR – all things that should never have happened,’ Trump said. ‘But if that wasn’t enough, now Americans are bailing out College Administrators who fleeced students, and those who opted for Degrees there was no way they could afford.’  

‘America is a nation in decline, and the cliff into oblivion is within sight,’ Trump continued. ‘Stop voting for Democrats! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!’

Trump and DeSantis are looking like the Republicans to beat in the 2024 election, recent polling show. 

A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday shows Trump receiving 57 percent of the vote when Republicans nationally were asked who they wanted to see as the party’s 2024 nominee. 

DeSantis received 18 percent support.  

In every recent poll, DeSantis has come in second place over a crowded field that includes former Vice President Mike Pence, former U.N. Amb.

Nikki Haley, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen.

Ted Cruz, among others. 

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