Biden Makes A Joke About Trump’s Money That Made Donald Rage

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Former vice president Joe Biden has told people from the start that he would be running against Donald Trump instead of his primary opponents. With his folksy ways, Biden has managed to hold the lead in front of the 24 Democrat contenders. As each of them tries to carve out their own niche, the former VP stepped right in front of the Donald.

This weekend Biden held an event in Philadelphia. There, he balanced pulling people together around him while still punching at the president. Biden noted that Trump inherited his great economy from the “Obama-Biden Administration:”

‘Joe Biden: “I know President Trump likes to take credit for the economy… Just look at the facts, not the alternative facts. President Trump inherited an economy from Obama-Biden administration that was given to him — just like he inherited everything else in his life.”‘

As he stood in front of a “Unity” banner, he talked to the audience saying “politics has become so mean, so petty, so negative,” and more:

‘OUR POLITICS HAS BECOME SO MEAN, SO PETTY, SO NEGATIVE, SO PARTISAN, SO ANGRY AND SO UNPRODUCTIVE, SO UNPRODUCTIVE. INSTEAD OF DEBATING OUR OPPONENTS, WE DEMONIZE THEM. INSTEAD OF QUESTIONING JUDGEMENT, WE QUESTION THEIR MOTIVES. INSTEAD OF LISTENING, WE SHOUT. INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS, WE LOOK TO SCORE POLITICAL POINTS.’

Then, Biden laid the blame of the country’s division at Trump’s feet, calling him “the divider in chief:”

‘BUT NO MORE. NO MORE BECAUSE THIS POLITICS IS PULLING US APART. IT’S RIPPING THIS COUNTRY APART AT THE SEAMS. OUR POLITICS TODAY TRAFFICS IN DIVISION, AND OUR PRESIDENT IS THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF.’

The former VP pointed out how Trump had a “hard heart” and was going to continue to “spew hatred:”

‘IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT A PRESIDENT TO ADD TO OUR DIVISION, TO LEAD WITH A CLENCHED FIST, CLOSED HAND AND A HARD HEART, TO DEMONIZE THE OPPONENTS AND SPEW HATRED, THEY DON’T NEED ME. THEY’VE GOT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP.’

Then, Biden asked the audience “are we a nation that believes…(in) White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan?”

‘LET ME ASK YOU, ARE WE A NATION THAT BELIEVES THERE’S A MORAL EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN WHITE SUPREMACISTS, NEO-NAZIS, THE KU KLUX KLAN AND THOSE WITH THE COURAGE TO STAND AGAINST THEM? NO, WE DON’T, BUT TRUMP DOES. ARE WE A NATION THAT BELIEVES IN RIPPING CHILDREN FROM THE ARMS OF THEIR PARENTS AT THE BORDER? NO, WE DON’T, BUT TRUMP DOES. ARE WE A NATION THAT EMBRACES DICTATORS AND TYRANTS LIKE (RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR) PUTIN AND (NORTH KOREAN LEADER) KIM JONG UN? WE DON’T, BUT TRUMP DOES.’

The audience loved his questions and shouted “No!” in response.

Then, Biden took on his critics with “I know how to make government work:”

‘SOME OF THESE SAME PEOPLE ARE SAYING, ‘”YOU KNOW, BIDEN JUST DOESN’T GET IT. YOU CAN’T WORK WITH REPUBLICANS ANYMORE. THAT’S NOT THE WAY IT WORKS ANYMORE.” WELL, FOLKS, I’M GOING TO SAY SOMETHING OUTRAGEOUS. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE GOVERNMENT WORK. I’VE WORKED ACROSS THE AISLE TO REACH CONSENSUS TO MAKE GOVERNMENT WORK IN THE PAST. I KNOW HOW TO GO TOE-TO-TOE WITH THE GOP, BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE AND IT CAN’T BE THAT WAY ON EVERY SINGLE ISSUE.’

Biden added a clever question. What is “Most important plank in my climate proposal?” Then answered the question himself:

‘AS LONG AS DONALD TRUMP’S IN THE WHITE HOUSE, NONE OF THESE THINGS, THESE CRITICAL THINGS, ARE GOING TO GET DONE. SO IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT PLANK IN MY CLIMATE PROPOSAL IS: BEAT TRUMP.’

Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder Stephanie Taylor released a statement writing:

‘IN THIS OUTSIDER MOMENT, AFTER TRUMP WON BY PROMISING TO SHAKE UP THE SYSTEM, WHAT COULD BE LESS APPEALING TO SWING VOTERS AND OUR BASE THAN A LIFELONG POLITICIAN WHOSE MAIN BRAND IS CUTTING BACKROOM DEALS WITH CORRUPT POLITICAL INSIDERS AND GIANT CORPORATIONS? IF JOE BIDEN WANTS TO REBRAND HIMSELF AS A DEFENDER OF THE WORKING CLASS, HE CAN START BY ENDORSING IDEAS LIKE MEDICARE FOR ALL AND THE GREEN NEW DEAL.’

Then, the man who is known fondly as “Uncle Joe” reminded people again how he worked side-by-side with President Barack Obama:”

‘PRESIDENT TRUMP INHERITED AN ECONOMY FROM THE OBAMA-BIDEN ADMINISTRATION THAT WAS GIVEN TO HIM, JUST LIKE HE INHERITED EVERYTHING ELSE IN HIS LIFE. JUST LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE HE’S BEEN GIVEN IN HIS LIFE, HE’S IN THE PROCESS OF SQUANDERING THAT AS WELL.’

As his speech ended, his campaign sent out Biden’s email with the appropriate message:

‘NOW IT’S TIME TO GET TO WORK.’