Joe Biden called Republican front runner Donald Trump’s political message “sick” at a reception he hosted in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month at his home at the Naval Observatory on Tuesday.
Not mincing his words Biden said that the real estate tycoon has “absolutely denigrated an entire group of people, appealing to the baser side of human nature.”
The Vice President compared today’s GOP to the infamous “No-Nothing” Party of the end of the 19th century, for making Trump their leading candidate.
“Folks, the American people are with us,” Biden said, trying to cheer up the worried crowd. “I know it doesn’t feel that way. But I’m telling you. I’m telling you. The American people agree with us.”
“I walked out of the house just as Trump was talking on the television,” he said. “Folks, this will not prevail. This will not prevail,” he emphasized.
“This message has been tried on America many times before,” Biden said, referring to the negative speech which Trump has been engaged in. “We always, always, always, always, always overcome.”
Biden’s speech on Tuesday sent an even stronger message than President Obama, who has refrained from naming Trump specifically as the Republican candidate who has made statements that are “contrary to who we are” as a people.
When Biden was finished his guests, mostly Hispanic leaders, began to chant, “Run, Joe, Run!”
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