Former vice president Joe Biden is going on an insult tour, calling supporters of President Donald Trump the “dregs of society.” In a not-so-classy move, Biden used a pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign annual dinner on Saturday to rip supporters of Trump and the president.
According to the Daily Wire, Biden’s little moment was reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s when she called Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables.”
“To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” Clinton said in September 2016.
“Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.”
“Despite losing in the courts, and in the court of opinion, these forces of intolerance remain determined to undermine and roll back the progress you all have made,” Biden said.
“This time they - not you - have an ally in the White House. This time they have an ally. They’re a small percentage of the American people - virulent people, some of them the dregs of society.”
“And instead of using the full might of the executive branch to secure justice, dignity, safety for all, the president uses the White House as the literal - literal - bully pulpit, callously - callously - exerting his power over those who have little or none,” Biden continued.
“Barack and I agreed to remain silent for a while to give this administration the chance to get up and running in the first year,” Biden said.
“God forgive me,” he added, making the sign of the cross as the audience vehemently applauded.
“Those who try to excuse this kind of prejudice in the name of culture, I say, ‘Prejudice is prejudice and humanity is humanity — it is a crime,'” Biden said, urging those in the room to continue to oppose Trump.
“Our work is not yet done by any stretch of the imagination. The stakes are much too high.”
Biden and his wife Jill both acted as if the apocalypse was coming thanks to Trump’s supporters.
“This is deadly earnest, we are in a fight for America’s soul,” Biden said.
Jill accused Trump of being a bully.
“There is nothing that makes either of us more angry than a bully. There’s nothing that’s more unfair or unjust than people using their power to try to make other people feel small, to tell them who they are or what they are capable of, to say their identity doesn’t belong,” she said.
Of course, let’s not forget that this is creepy uncle Joe speaking here, so take anything this eerie guy says with a grain of salt:
Donald Trump Jr. immediately called out Biden, tweeting Sunday evening that the comments went “too far even for him.”
We are all used to Creepy Joe saying stupid stuff but this is too far even for him. https://t.co/vNiD9TDZg6— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 16, 2018
But Don Jr. was not alone as social media erupted at Biden's comments...
Sure they hate @realDonaldTrump, but they hate the average citizen more. And every now & then the mask drops "Biden ‘Downgrades’ Trump-Supporting ‘Deplorables’ to ‘Dregs of Society’" https://t.co/d0a8PXDNwZ via @NYJooo— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) September 17, 2018
In the past three days:— Bryan Dean Wright (@BryanDeanWright) September 17, 2018
✅ Biden called Trump supporters the “dregs of society.”
✅ Clinton blamed Trump for all that’s wrong with America.
✅ Feinstein weaponized sexual assault to defeat a SCOTUS nominee.
If Republicans weren’t fired up for November, they sure are now. pic.twitter.com/2DX8K499a4
No, Joe Biden, the 1.5 million Tennesseans who voted for President Trump are not the "dregs of society."— TNGOP (@TNGOP) September 17, 2018
You should be ashamed https://t.co/iwZrqy0tGE
ANOTHER NAME: Joe Biden callsTrump Supporters 'Virulent,' 'Dregs of Society'. I have lost track of all the name calling. Truthfully, 64 Million Americans are Taking Pride in Americia & Protecting American Workers from being Replaced. https://t.co/JA2UYagRsT via @BreitbartNews— James A. Otto (@B1_4Change) September 17, 2018