Trump, Biden Face Off in Iowa in Potential 2020 Election Preview

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from The Wall Street Journal,

President won the state in 2016, but Democrats hope his trade policies will help them next year.

President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden exchanged barbs from opposite ends of Iowa on Tuesday, offering a preview of a potential general election face-off.

The two candidates appeared for the first time in the same state as the 2020 race takes shape, both looking beyond the Democratic presidential primary to the general election.

Mr. Trump aims to energize his core supporters in a state he easily carried in 2016 but where his aggressive tariff moves have disrupted business for farmers and drawn bipartisan criticism from elected officials. Mr. Biden is making the case that he is the Democrat best equipped to defeat Mr. Trump.

While both sought to talk policy, neither could resist taking some shots at each other.

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