Mr. Biden’s “agenda is the most extreme platform of any major party nominee, by far, in American history,” Mr. Trump said.
Referring to Mr. Biden’s primary opponent, the progressive Senator Bernie Sanders, he continued, “I think it’s worse than actually Bernie’s platform.”.
His record on issues like criminal justice has drawn fierce criticism from the left, and some in his party view his reverence for bipartisan deal-making as naïve.
Still, his climate plan does appear to have made some inroads with progressive Democrats.
“This is not a status quo plan,” said Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, a prominent environmentalist who ran a climate-focused campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination and later endorsed Mr. Biden.
This is not some sort of, ‘Let me just throw a bone to those who care about climate change.’” Mr. Inslee called the proposal “visionary.”.
Mr. Biden’s remarks sometimes assumed a populist bent, directly challenging Mr. Trump’s efforts to woo workers in the industrial Midwest with promises of “America First” job policies. »