Previous Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday said a few of President Trump’s backers support the concept that “all Mexicans are rapists” and “all Muslims are bad.”
” There are individuals who support the president because they like the reality that he is taken part in the politics of division,” Mr. Biden said at a virtual fundraising occasion.
” They truly support the idea that, you understand, all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad and … dividing this country based upon ethnic culture, race,” Mr. Biden said. “This is among the few presidents who was successful by deliberately attempting to divide the nation, not join the nation.”
He had been asked if he hopes to reach Mr. Trump’s “base” during the basic election.
” His base? Most likely not,” Mr. Biden stated with a laugh.
Mr. Biden, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, did state he’s the candidate to revive at least some individuals who Mr. Trump won over in 2016.
” Individuals who voted Republican last time … who don’t wish to choose Trump, whether they wish to vote for me or not is a various story, however they do not want to choose Trump. They’re looking for an alternative and I think, I wish to God, I can offer that option. … I truly suggest it. I believe there’s a possibility,” Mr. Biden stated.
He also said Mr. Trump has moved too slowly to face the COVID-19 pandemic.
” The sacrifices that these folks are making are heartbreaking, and they’re showing the real soul of America,” Mr. Biden said. “Their family and friends and coworkers are actually dying, and President Trump is having tantrum about his authority or whether or not he can do whatever he desires.”