Biden: Impeachment hearings show 'Trump doesn't want me to be the nominee'

Biden: Impeachment hearings show 'Trump doesn't want me to be the nominee'
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Whitmer met with Biden days before VP announcement: report Maxine Waters says Biden 'can't go home without a Black woman being VP' MORE on Wednesday said that he learned from the impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill that President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE and Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinTrump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump camp: China, Iran want president to lose because he's 'held them accountable' When will telling the truth in politics matter again? MORE do not want him to be the Democratic presidential nominee. 

"I've learned something from these impeachment trials — I've learned that Donald Trump doesn't want me to be the nominee," Biden told the audience at the fifth Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta. 

"Vladimir Putin doesn’t want me to be president," he added. 

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The former vice president continued to push his electability argument, saying that he is the candidate with the best chance of beating Trump one-on-one. 

A number of polls have shown Biden defeating Trump in a head-to-head match-up in key battleground states. 

Biden's comments follow the second day of public testimony this week in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Wednesday saw bombshell testimony from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon SondlandGordon SondlandGOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying' Top Democrat slams Trump's new EU envoy: Not 'a political donor's part-time job' Trump names new EU envoy, filling post left vacant by impeachment witness Sondland MORE, who confirmed that Trump pressured Ukrainian leaders to investigate Biden and his son Hunter Biden, by dangling a meeting and a phone call with the country's new president. 

Sondland also said that Trump's personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiCoronavirus concerns emerge around debates Giuliani says Black Lives Matter is 'domestic terrorist' group Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign call for earlier debate MORE, told U.S. officials in Ukraine that he wanted a public statement from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “committing to investigations of Burisma and the 2016 election.”