“He’s ready. One of the things I look forward to is when Americans see Joe Biden up there on that stage,” Jill Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper in a one-on-one interview on Sunday’s State of the “It aired Union.” “You will see what a president looks like. You know, someone who, like I said, is calm, stable, strong and resilient. ”
“So I can’t wait for the American people to see Joe, to see that statesman up there in front of the American public,”
Biden’s early debate preparations focused on reading briefing books and holding smaller preparatory meetings with politicians, said people familiar with his preparations. Usually he prefers to have aides shower him with rapid-fire questions rather than full bogus debates, these people said.
Trump is investigating Biden’s anticipated attacks, according to a source familiar with his preparations for the debate.
“Donald Trump looks at Joe and says, ‘Oh my god, you know there is my competition, what can I come up with to distract people?’ And that’s all he’s trying, but Joe is tough, “she said.
“This is Donald Trump’s America. This is the chaos and, you know, just walk off the cuff with this or that comment. No, we’re going back to Joe Biden. We’re calm, we have solid leadership, we don’t.” ” got all this mess in America, “she said.
Jill Biden told Tapper that Cindy McCain “took a lot of courage” to support her husband since she is part of the Republican Party.
“Joe and John would argue about issues and see things completely differently. But at the end of the day we’d have dinner together or take a trip together or whatever it was,” said Jill Biden of her family and the McCains.
“I mean, there was real courtesy in the government. And that’s what I think we should get back to,” she added.
CNN’s Dan Merica, Eric Bradner, MJ Lee, Arlette Saenz, and Kylie Atwood contributed to this story.