Joe Biden’s brother rips Hillary Clinton on bungled 2016 election
Vice President Joe Biden’s younger brother unloaded Monday on Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 campaign — saying his sibling would have won Pennsylvania, would have campaigned aggressively in Michigan and would not have insulted voters as “deplorables.”
“We never would have lost Pennsylvania, and all my relatives — the Finnegan family [his mom’s family] — who voted for Donald Trump because they felt slighted by Hillary and her campaign,” Frank Biden, 65, told Florida’s Palm Beach Post.
Joe Biden, 76, is a native of Scranton.
“We never would have not gone to Michigan as the [Clinton] campaign decided not to do because they felt entitled to the votes of those people. Assumptive politics is losing politics. You have to work for every single vote and people have to know individually, collectively and severally that you care about them, that they’re important.”
He also described as “idiotic” Clinton’s use of the term “deplorables” to describe Trump voters.
“The idea of declaring a whole swath of people ‘deplorables’ is just the most idiotic political calculation, number one, and two, the most — in the Catholic Church, they would call that the sin of pride. Who in God’s name am I to say that you have a fundamentally wrong moral position? Talk about lacking humility,” the younger Biden said.
He said he “absolutely, positively” wants Joe to run and believes his brother would “annihilate” President Trump.
He also said if Joe “decides to go, he will be the most dynamic seventy-something-year-old you’ve ever met in your entire life.”
“Trump can’t even walk 18 holes; Joe benches 185 for repetition,” Frank Biden said in a call-in interview on Siriux XM’s “The Michael Smerconish Program.”
The macho talk is nothing new for the Bidens.
Joe Biden last year said he would “beat the hell out of” Trump if they were in high school over his crude comments about women.
“They asked me would I like to debate this gentleman, and I said no. I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,’” said Biden, while speaking at the University of Miami in March.
Frank Biden predicted his brother will run for the White House in 2020.
“I think we’re going to run,” Biden, a Palm Beach resident and senior adviser at the Berman Law Group, told the Palm Beach Post.
“You can say that ‘Frank thinks his brother’s going to run.’ Now, he could surprise me. But I know the family’s behind him 100 percent.”
Four years ago, Joe Biden opted not to run for president following the death of his son Beau from brain cancer.
Frank Biden also rapped Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is considering, making another presidential run, as “not a member of the Democratic Party” and an “avowed socialist.”
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