Biden visits his Pennsylvania hometown to call for more taxes on the rich and cast Trump as elitist

April 18, 2024

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden made a nostalgic return to the house where he grew up in working-class Scranton on Tuesday, kicking off three days of campaigning across Pennsylvania by calling for higher taxes on the rich and casting Donald Trump as an out-of-touch elitist. I look at it through the eyes of Scranton,” Biden said, contrasting his hometown with the Florida estate where Trump lives. President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event, Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)“It’s no wonder why Pennsylvanians will vote to make America affordable again and elect President Trump in November,” he said. “Joe Biden has never forgotten where he’s from,” Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti said before Biden’s speech at the community center. “And a scripted appearance by the president is not going to change that.”As president, Trump signed into law in 2017 a series of tax breaks that disproportionately benefit the rich.