'He didn’t build a damn thing': Biden unloads on Trump in Labor Day speech

'He didn’t build a damn thing': Biden unloads on Trump in Labor Day speech
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 4: U.S. President Joe Biden addresses union workers at Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 on September 4, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During his speech, President Biden talked about his record on job creation and support for labor unions. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images).

President Joe Biden took a swipe a quadrupedally-criminally indicted ex-President Donald Trump in a Labor Day speech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday, NBC News' Henry Gomez reports.

"The guy who held this job before me was just one of two presidents in history ... who left office with fewer jobs in America than when he got elected to office," Biden said of Trump, under whose watch the COVID-19 pandemic decimated the American economy. “By the way, you know who the other one was? Herbert Hoover. Isn't that kind of coincidental?"

Biden jabbed at Trump's persona as a successful New York City property developer while touting his administration's domestic investments as well as last week's strong jobs report.

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"Guess what? The great real estate builder, the last guy, he didn't build a damn thing,” Biden declared. "Under my predecessor, Infrastructure Week became a punchline. On my watch, infrastructure has been a decade and it's a headline."

Biden continued, "When the last guy was here, we were shipping jobs to China. Now we're bringing jobs home from China. When the last guy was here, your pensions were at risk. We helped save millions of pensions with your help. When the last guy was here, he looked at the world from Park Avenue. I look at it from Scranton, Pennsylvania, I look at it from Claymont, Delaware."

Biden dinged 2024 Republican White House candidates for running on what he views as negative messaging.

"All I hear from my friends on the other side is what they say is wrong with America," Biden said, per NBC. "They keep telling us America's failing. They're wrong. I've got news for them: America has the strongest economy in the world right now, today."

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Gomez's report continues at this link.

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