Joe Biden on Rise of Hate in America: ‘Our Leadership is Giving License to This Prejudice’


On Wednesday night, former Vice-President Joe Biden offered a scathing rebuke of our nation’s leadership.

“We are in a battle for the soul of this nation,” Biden said at the Lantos Foundation annual gala just hours after he attended the funeral of George H.W. Bush.

He added: “We have to recognize trend lines are moving in the wrong direction. Earlier this year, the anti-Defamation League published a report of anti-semitic incidents had rose nearly 60% alone in 2017. The largest one-year increase since they started keeping records in 1970. That’s not an accident. It’s not an accident.”

Biden then said this without mentioning the current president’s name: “Our leadership is giving license, giving license to this prejudice.”

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