“I’m one of those people or competitors, it’s not over until the bell rings. And I feel superstitious when I predict anything other than an uphill battle,” Biden said in an interview posted on CBS’s “60 Minutes” was broadcast “on Sunday when asked whether Trump could still defeat him.” We feel good where we are. But I don’t underestimate how he plays. “
Biden said Trump is “trying to somehow delegitimize the election,” and that effort is “all I think is going to make people wonder whether or not they should or shouldn’t be voting. Just the intimidation factor. “
Trump has long sought to question the legitimacy of postal ballot papers, repeatedly making false claims about how they are cast and counted.
“What really pleased me is the overwhelming turnout in the early voting states,” said Biden.
“I hope there will be a lot of people who will vote for me because I am,” said Biden. “But I think the contrast between Donald Trump and me is as strong as it gets in terms of our set of values and our view of the world.”
In the interview, Biden also defended several policy proposals that Trump and the Republicans attacked for viewing him as too liberal.
Biden has said those who make more than $ 400,000 a year and companies should raise their income taxes. But he said no one earning less than $ 400,000 would pay “a cent more as I suggested”.
“It’s a guarantee, a promise,” he said. “I give you my word as Biden. That is an absolute guarantee.”
“Depending on who you pull them on,” he said. “Look, if you put them up for someone who makes $ 1 billion a year, it’s no problem that they pay 39.6% of what everyone should pay to raise another $ 90 billion.”
CBS interviewer Norah O’Donnell asked Biden about Trump and the GOP’s efforts to portray him as a tool of the more progressive factions of his party, led by two major Democratic rivals Biden defeated, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“He’d love to run against her, wouldn’t he?” Said Biden. “Mr. President, you are running against Joe Biden. Joe Biden has had a long, long history of deep, steep and successful history.”