Joe Biden started a broadside at the Democrat debate on Wednesday against President Donald Trump’s predisposition for tweeting, before quiting mid-sentence.
Biden, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), was asked if it was appropriate for Democrat voters to chant, “lock him up” in referral to Trump. The previous vice president claimed that Democrats should not reduce themselves to the level of department that Trump and his supporters have actually gone to since 2016.
” I don’t believe its a good concept that we design ourselves after Trump and state, ‘lock him up.’ Look, we have to bring this country together. Let’s start talking civilly to people and tweeting– the next president who begins tweeting, anyway,” the former vice president stopped mid-sentence to laughter from the audience.
Despite Biden’s lofty rhetoric about being civil, the former vice president has actually regularly assaulted Trump on and off the project trail. In August, Biden compared Trump to the Ku Klux Klan, claiming the president had utilized “pet whistle” language to indicate it was acceptable to be racist.
” This is a president who has said things no other president has actually said given that Andrew Jackson,” Biden told Anderson Cooper throughout an interview on CNN. “No one’s said anything like the things he’s stating.”
” We went through it after the Civil War in terms of the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacy,” the former vice president included. “This is about separating individuals into the excellent and bad in his mind. It has to do with an access to power, its a quality used by charlatans all over the world … divide individuals, pit them versus one another.”