Joe Biden to Woman Who Says Trump is ‘An Illegitimate President’: ‘I Absolutely Agree’
Former Vice President and current Democratic presidential primary frontrunner Joe Biden said “I absolutely agree” with a woman who described herself as having a “very severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome,” and said that Trump “is an illegitimate president.”
Biden took questions from audience members at a campaign event in Nashua, NH n Tuesday, after delivering a fire-up speech about why he’s running for president. The third audience member to address Biden didn’t really have a question, but rather a lengthy message about how Democrats should oppose Donald Trump.
“I have a very severe case of what’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome,” the woman said by way of introduction, but added “I have a frustration also with the Democratic party, so this is more of a comment than maybe a question.”
She said that she would “like to see the party and every candidate come out with a very simple message” regarding Trump: “He won the election by 70,000 votes in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, he won it because he had help by the Russians, he refuses to do anything to stop that, he’s failing in carrying out the most basic function to uphold the Constitution, he is not defending our national security, he has no interest in doing it, I don’t want to live in a country run by Vladimir Putin, I don’t think anybody in the country should want that, I don’t understand why millions of people don’t get that message, and I think every candidate needs to pound that message home again and again and again.”
“He is an illegitimate president in my mind,” she added. “That’s it. I think all the talk about impeachment and what the Democrats should do, that’s fine, it’s theoretical at this point. Let them investigate, let them subpoena, let them go to the Supreme Court, he’s illegitimate. and my biggest fear is that he’s going to do it again with the help of Vlad, his best pal, and we’re going to be stuck for six more years of this guy. And that is terrifying. It’s terrifying.”
“Would you be my vice presidential candidate?” Biden asked with a laugh, then said “Folks, look, I absolutely agree.”
Biden them promised that “you will never hear me speak ill of another Democratic candidate,” explaining that “we have to be in a position, whomever the nominee is, to be able to win.”
He went on to agree with the woman once more, saying “You’re absolutely right, and now that they have an investigation of the investigators who are investigating whether or not Vladimir Putin and the Russians engaged in trying to affect our elections, give me a break. Gosh almighty.”
Biden has not been shy about making Trump a central issue of his campaign, which he kicked off with a video centered around Trump’s remarks about “very fine people” among the white supremacist nazis in Charlottesville.
Watch the clip above, via ABC.
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