WASHINGTON — “Scranton” Joe Biden versus “Park Avenue” Donald Trump is the Democratic nominee’s frame in the final stretch of a chaotic presidential campaign as early voting begins.
In campaign speeches, in interviews and on social media, Biden is increasingly evoking an age-old narrative pitting regular Americans against wealthy elites in the hope of connecting with economically anxious voters in battleground states.
And Trump, a former real estate developer from New York who inherited millions from his father, is his foil.
“I’ve dealt with guys like Donald Trump my whole life, who would look down on us because we didn’t have a lot of money or your parents didn’t go to college,” Biden said Monday in a campaign speech in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, a city of 33,000 people north of Milwaukee. “Guys who think they’re better than you. Guys who inherit everything they’ve ever gotten in their life and squander it.”