Biden: Trump's contempt for Constitution 'knows no bounds'

Lester Mason
Августа 28, 2017

He wrote that he could see, "those with the courage to oppose hate far outnumber those who promote it", and called on Americans to keep fighting.

Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump in an op-ed published Sunday in The Atlantic that addressed the recent violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

The former vice president then criticized Trump for creating a "moral equivalency" between white nationalists and the protesters that opposed them on the streets of Charlottesville, Va. "I was there to join him as vice president on the way to a historic Inauguration", Biden also writes, before criticizing Trump for pardoning Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Biden: Trump's contempt for Constitution 'knows no bounds'
Biden: Trump's contempt for Constitution 'knows no bounds'

"We have to do what our president has not".

While Biden acknowledges that battles with "neo-Nazis and Klansmen" have been fought throughout America's history, he says this period distinguishes itself because of the actions of the current US president, Donald Trump.

Biden urged Americans to reclaim the values he believes are at risk of being lost in America. We have to defend our Constitution. "We have to show the world America is still a beacon of light".

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Trump's statement on the violence in Charlottesville has evolved in the weeks since the tragedy that left 19 injured and 1 dead. Trump came under near-universal criticism from both sides of the aisle for refusing to rebuke white supremacists in the immediate aftermath of the Charlottesville attack, when a white supremacist rammed his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally, killing one woman and inuring at least dozen others.

During a press briefing about the rallies at his New Jersey golf course, Trump told reporters that "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides". "Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America".

President Trump is not leading, according to former Vice President Joe Biden.

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