Biden: Trump’s ‘Un-American’ Ideas Reveal a ‘Profound Ignorance of Our Constitution’

Monday in Scranton, PA, while campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden declared Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s ideas to be “profoundly wrong,” “dangerous” and “un-American.”

Biden said, “Listen to his comments about Ukraine. Russia will not move on Ukraine without understanding they’ve already moved on Ukraine and occupy Crimea! This guy’s shame has no limits. He’s even gone so far as to ask Putin and Russia to conduct cyber attacks against the United States of America. No, no, even if he is joking — which he’s not — even if he’s joking, what an outrageous thing to say. Look, these are not isolated examples. He even showered praise on Saddam Hussein, a man who repeatedly backed terror attacks against Israel because he was supposedly, the reason he admires him, he was a killer of terrorists, that’s why he likes Saddam. He would have loved Stalin. He would have loved Stalin. This says a lot about his approach, which is why he so often embraces tactics of terrorists themselves, religious intolerance, casting entire communities culpable. Torture when he knows it’s illegal and says he would still order it even though military commanders said they would not obey his orders. When can you think in history that military commanders have said before a man or woman is elected that they would not follow his orders? Threatening to kill innocent family members of suspects. Indiscriminate bombing, but he calls for it. That’s how anyone hoping to lead this great democracy in the world should behave? Look, he likes autocrats, he deals in the politics of fear and intolerance calling for a ban on Muslims in the United States, slandering proud Muslim parents of a Gold Star family who paid the ultimate sacrifice, threatening to send American citizens to Guantanamo.”

He added, “Look, Trump’s ideas are not only profoundly wrong, they’re dangerous and un-American. They reveal a profound ignorance of our Constitution. It’s a recipe for playing into the hands of our—you’ve been standing for so long—it’s a recipe for playing into the hands of terrorists and their propaganda.”

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