Vice President Joe Biden didn’t mince words when his speech turned to the topic of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 27.
“Just listen to me a second without booing or cheering,” urged Biden, 73. “[Trump’s] cynicism is unbounded. His lack of empathy and compassion can be summed up in that phrase he is most proud of making famous: ‘You’re fired.’ I’m not joking.”
“No matter where you were raised, how can there be pleasure in saying, ‘You’re fired’?” the VP continued of the former Apprentice star. “He is trying to tell us he cares about the middle class. Give me a break. That is a bunch of malarkey.”
Biden didn’t stop there, but instead became more passionate and dug in harder against the billionaire businessman. “I know why we are strong. I know why we are held together. I know why we are united: It is because there has always been a growing middle class. This guy does not have a clue about the middle class. Not a clue.”
“Because folks, when the middle class does well, the rich do very well and the poor have hope. They have a way out,” he continued. “He has no clue about what makes America great. Actually, he has no clue, period.”
The audience immediately picked up on the phrase and started chanting “Not a clue! Not a clue! Not a clue!”
Viewers at home were immediately roused by his impassioned speech and warm endorsement of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, with some even wishing he were running for president.