Donald Trump has no clue, says Joe Biden
Philadelphia, July 28 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden in a speech at the ongoing Democratic National Convention (DNC) warned over electing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying the real estate mogul has “no clue” about the needs and struggles of the middle class.
“This guy does not have a clue about the middle class. Not a clue,” NBC News quoted Biden as saying on Wednesday night on the second day of the DNC here.
“His cynicism is unbounded, his lack of empathy and compassion can be summed up in a phrase I suspect he’s most proud of having made famous, ‘You’re fired!’ Think about that,” the Vice President said.
“He’s trying to tell us he cares about the middle class, give me a break. That’s a bunch of malarkey,” Biden added.
In contrast, Biden said about Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton that she “understands” the plight of parents who cannot afford to send their child to college or the wife fearful that a medical emergency will cause economic catastrophe, NBC News noted.
“Hillary gets it”, he said.
Biden then went to emphasise things that Trump was clueless about, saying “Actually, he has no clue, period.”
The crowd erupted in chants of, “Not a clue”.
Biden said Trump’s shortcomings extend beyond US borders.
“The threats are too great, the times are too uncertain to elect Donald Trump as President of the US,” NBC News reported citing the Vice President as saying.
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump encouraged the Russians to obtain Clinton’s emails from her private server, a statement that shocked and worried national security observers.
“We simply cannot let that happen as Americans,” he said.
However, he concluded the speech by saying, “Hillary Clinton will lead the next chapter”, NBC added.
The DNC started on Tuesday night. First Lady Michelle, former President Bill Clinton addressed the convention which will run until Thursday night when the former Secretary of State will formally accept her party nomination for the presidential elections.
Trump was ‘being sarcastic’ over Russia hacking comments
Washington, July 28 (IANS) Republican Party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump has said that he was “being sarcastic” when he suggested that Russia should find Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.
“Of course I’m being sarcastic. And they don’t even know frankly if it’s Russia,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade set to air on Thursday morning.
Trump was at the centre of an uproar on Wednesday after he said at a press conference that Russia should help find Clinton’s missing emails on the personal server that she used to conduct official business as secretary of state but deemed private and did not hand over to the State Department, Politico reported.
“They have no idea if it’s Russia, if it’s China, if it’s somebody else. Who knows who it is…But you have 33,000 emails deleted and the real problem is what was said on those emails from the Democratic National Committee,” Trump remarked.
“You take a look at what was said on those emails, it’s disgraceful. They talk about religion, they talk about race, they talk about all sorts of things, including women. And what they said on those emails is a disgrace, and they’re just trying to deflect from that,” Politico quoted the Manhattan billionaire as saying in the interview.
Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort also called the real estate mogul’s remark “sarcastic”.
“Well it wasn’t really a joke, per se. It was more tongue-in-cheek, like we’ve been saying simply because that is the issue,” spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said, suggesting that the focus of the story should be in on the Democratic email hack itself.