Biden: If Trump Is the GOP Nominee, Clinton ‘Wins in a Walk
Vice President Joe Biden discussed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Tuesday, suggesting that Clinton would destroy Trump in an election.
“I don’t know what his motive is, but I know what he’s preaching is a very, very dangerous brew for America,” Biden said of Trump during an interview with Bloomberg.
“Is this just a guy doing ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ for himself?” Biden said, referring to Trump’s former reality show. “Is this just a guy who’s an entertainer? It may have started there, but, I now think, now, he wants to be president. But I don’t think there’s much chance of that.”
“I believe he’s smart enough to know half of what he’s saying makes no sense,” Biden said. “Build a wall? He’s got to build a wall that’s the best wall and the highest wall? A lot of this is showmanship.”
The Hill reports:
While Trump’s bombastic style has propelled him to the top of the GOP field, Biden predicted he won’t have staying power.
“I don’t think it’s sustainable,” he said.
On the heels of terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., Trump said Monday he would “shut the door” on all Muslims who want to enter the United States.
The proposal drew widespread condemnation from Democrats and Republicans alike and consumed the attention of the news media.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said earlier Tuesday that Trump’s proposal should disqualify him from serving as president.
Almost all of Trump’s GOP rivals rushed to distance themselves from his remarks, a sign the party fears his mere presence in the race could endanger their chances of taking back the White House next fall.
Biden decided in October he would not challenge Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination after deliberating for months after the death of his son Beau.
Despite his prediction that Clinton would beat Trump in a landslide, the vice president said he would not endorse the former secretary of State or her primary rivals, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.
“I’d let the party decide; I would not weigh in,” he said.
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