Vice President Joe Biden launched a blistering attack on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, saying the businessman has “no clue.”
“This guy doesn’t have a clue about the middle class. Not a clue,” Biden said. “When the middle class does well, the rich fare very well and the poor have hope.
“He has no clue about what makes America great. Actually he has no clue, period.” Biden stated.
That prompted the partisan crowd to begin chanting, “Not a clue!”
Biden noted of Trump, “He’s trying to tell us he cares about the middle class. Give me a break! That’s a bunch of malarkey!”
“His cynicism and undoubtedly his lack of empathy and compassion can be summed up in that phrase he is most proud of making famous: ‘You’re fired!'”
“How can there be pleasure in saying, ‘You’re fired!?’ asked Biden.
Biden said Trump is “a man who embraces the tactics of our enemies,” including torture and religious intolerance.
“We cannot elect a man who exploits our fears of ISIS and other terrorists,” he said.
“Donald Trump with all his rhetoric would literally make us less safe. We simply cannot let that happen as Americans.”
Biden was followed by U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, who said, “I humbly accept my party’s nomination for vice president of the United States.”
“If any of you are looking for the party of Lincoln, we’ve got a home for you right here in the Democratic Party.”
Kaine tapped into some biblical rhetoric when he said God has created a “wonderful tapestry” of citizens in America.
“We’re all neighbors and we must love our neighbors as ourselves,” Kaine said, adding that he and Hillary Clinton share a belief to “do all the good you can and serve one another.”
Kaine mocked Trump for two words he often uses in speeches, feigning a Trump voice saying, “Believe me.”
“Here’s the question. Do ya really believe him?”
The biggest cheers for Kaine were prompted when he questioned the Trump’s forthrightness about his taxes.
“Does anyone here believe that Donald Trump’s been paying his fair share of taxes? Do you believe he ought to release those tax returns like every other presidential candidate in modern history? Of course he should. Donald, what are you hiding?”
Earlier Wednesday evening, former CIA Director Leon Panetta urged the need to defeat the Islamic terrorists known as ISIS, which prompted chants from the crowd of, “No more war!”
“They don’t know much about ISIS and they don’t want to hear about any more war,”said Martha MacCallum of Fox News.
Her colleague, Chris Wallace added, “If they made those statements to ISIS, they [the terrorists] would happily slit their throats.”
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