NEW YORK — The executive director of the Trumpocrats PAC is praising Vice President Joe Biden for promising to work with Donald Trump if he becomes president.
“Joe Biden is a dedicated lifelong public servant,” Christian Rickers, a lifelong Democrat leading the organization designed to get Democrats to back Donald Trump, tells Breitbart News exclusively via email. “We are pleased to learn that the Vice President will follow the lead of the Trumpocrats, putting country before party by extending a hand to Donald Trump. There are millions of Democrats and Independents who are supporting Trump and it looks like we have a real shot at winning. It’s clear that the Vice President realizes that.”
In an interview on CNN over the weekend with Michael Smerconish, Biden promised that if Trump wins the election he would work with him as president of the United States and help him lead the country.
“If he wins, I’ll extend a hand,” Biden told Smerconish. “He would be president of the United States of America, period. I pray that doesn’t happen. I want that — I want Hillary to be president, but whomever is the president is president of the United States of America.”
Biden added that he plans to “stay involved” and “no matter who wins” he he will “reach out” and work with the winner, even if it’s Trump.
The move was a classy one, Rickers said in a follow-up appearance on Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125. Rickers, before launching the Trumpocrats PAC this cycle, was a supporter of now Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Democratic primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. He was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention for President Barack Obama and was a staffer at one time to Clinton’s running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA). But now he’s backing Trump for president.
Rickers said Biden’s promise to work with a President Trump “is a punch to the gut to Hillary Clinton’s people because they don’t want anybody that says that kind of thing.”
“We ought to applaud Joe Biden for saying that he’s going to actually do something positive, whereas the Clintons all they want to do is tear somebody apart,” Rickers said.
The fact that Hillary Clinton herself hasn’t made such a promise to work with Trump if elected—and that many other top Democrats haven’t—is not so classy, Rickers said.
“The Clintons are just all about the Clintons, man,” Rickers said.
They’re just going to do all they can do—we are in for another crazy 10 days or 9 days or whatever it is and they are going to throw everything at it and the kitchen sink. The money is flowing. They think they can do it with money. I don’t know—I’m all about people-powered politics and the intensity on our side, the side that is standing up the Clintons, is much stronger than what she has. We just have to do everything we can do for the next week.
LISTEN TO CHRISTIAN RICKERS OF THE TRUMPOCRATS PAC ON BREITBART NEWS SUNDAY