In his first appearance on the campaign trail Monday afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden was unsparing in his criticism of Republican candidate Donald Trump, ripping the mogul for his ignorance, cynicism, “lack of empathy,” and habit of pandering to dictators. The former reality TV star “would’ve loved Stalin,” Biden said.
Appearing alongside Hillary Clinton at a rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden said that Trump was “totally, thoroughly unqualified to be president.”
“What bothers me most about Donald Trump is his cynicism is unbounded,” he said. Trump’s protestations that he would act on behalf of the middle class were “a bunch of malarkey,” he added. “It makes no sense. None. None. None. None. This guy doesn’t care about the middle class. He doesn’t understand the middle class. He doesn’t have a clue.”
He continued, “I can say without hesitation, my word as a Biden, no major party nominee in the history of the United States of America […] has known less or been less prepared to deal with our national security than Donald Trump. And what absolutely amazes me […] he doesn’t seem to want to learn it.”
“This is man is totally, thoroughly unqualified to be President of the United States of America,” Biden added.
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Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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