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Get caught: Biden and Trump trade attacks during sparring campaign rallies

From CNN's Shania Shelton and Isabel D'Antonio

Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.

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President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump held sparring events in Georgia on Saturday, where they each attacked the other.

Here's what you need to know:

Biden continues the campaign swing after the State of the Union

At a rally in Atlanta, he criticized President Trump Banquet for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban Friday at his Mar-a-Lago Club. Biden said the former president has been “lovingly absorbing dictators and authoritarian thugs around the world.”

Biden reiterated his vision for the 2024 general election, calling it “a contest between competing powers in the battle for the soul of this nation.”

Trump slammed Biden's State of the Union address

In his first rally since emerging as the Republican presidential nominee, Trump criticized Biden's State of the Union address as “partisan” and “angry.”

“Two nights ago, we all heard Crooked Joe's angry, dark, hate-filled rant at the State of the Union address,” Trump said. said at his rally in Rome, Georgia.

Killing of Laken Riley

Biden said in an interview With MSNBC on Saturday, Laken allegedly used the term “undocumented” to describe Riley's killer after calling him an “illegal” on Thursday. State of the Union.

Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student Police say he was killed An undocumented immigrant on the University of Georgia campus last month was the focal point of Trump's event. Symbols featuring relays Sent to the crowd and to Riley's parents Met Trump Backstage before he spoke.

Trump slammed Biden after the president said he shouldn't have used the word “illegal.”

“He's an illegal immigrant. He's an illegal alien. He's an illegal immigrant who should never have been in our country and never should have been under the Trump policy,” the former president said. “Biden should apologize for apologizing to this killer.”

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