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The Daily BeastJul 04, 2020
Dems: Biden Could Shoot Me on 5th Ave. And I'd Still Vote for Him.
Jonathan Ernst/ReutersIn a call-back to simpler times—before the unprecedented global pandemic and nationwide civil unrest—supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden have co-opted a notorious joke made by President Trump four years ago on the campaign trail.

The year was 2016, and there were just two weeks until the Iowa caucuses. Reality-TV star and real-estate mogul Donald Trump was the Republican frontrunner, and he was, well, confident about his chances.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK?" Trump said, mimicking firing a gun with his fingers, at a campaign stop in Iowa. "It's, like, incredible." Afterward, Trump tweeted: "My speech was very well received. Truly great people! Packed house—overflow!"

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