(ReliableNews.org) – During the 2016 presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton insulted Donald Trump’s supporters by calling them “deplorables.” Four years later, it seems the party learned nothing from its mistakes. Former Vice President Joe Biden just said something that was incredibly insulting.
For the last few months, former Vice President Joe Biden has spent most of his time in the basement of his Delaware home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Democrats wondered why he wasn’t spending more time campaigning, but it may have been the best thing for them. That’s because every time the 2020 presidential candidate speaks, he says something insulting. This time was no different.
On June 4, Biden held a virtual town hall and insulted President Donald Trump. He claimed the commander-in-chief “divides people all the time.” Then Biden said it…he trashed a percentage of the American people.
Biden told the moderator, Don Cheadle, that he thinks “…anywhere from 10 to 15 percent” of people are “just not very good.” Then he said we all need to unite. It was like deja vu.
The Words Heard ‘Round the World
In 2016, Hillary Clinton had a very similar moment. While speaking at a New York City fundraiser, she said half of Donald Trump’s supporters are a “basket of deplorables.” They are,”… racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic.” The comment did not go over well and she was heavily ridiculed. That moment may very well have been what sealed her election loss.
Unity…But Not For Republicans
Why is it the politicians who spend the most time calling for unity, put the least amount of effort into actually bringing people together? Insulting a large group of Americans while running for president is never a good idea, unless, of course, they want to lose. President Trump might not always be polite, but he’s not claiming 15% of Americans are “not good people.”
It seems Biden needs to use a filter to stop himself from attacking the people he hopes to represent.
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