‘It’s not the example of our power, it’s the power of our example’: Biden says Trump took America off track
Former vice president and newly-minted presidential candidate Joe Biden told The View that President Donald Trump had taken the US off track — and if elected, America would again be “an example” for the rest of the world.
“This is not who we are, the way we’re treating people,” Biden said, reflecting on how Trump has changed America for the worse. “It’s not who we are as a nation, when we’re talking about things like ‘the reason for your problem is the other’.”
“I wrote an article at the time in The Atlantic magazine, back when Charlottesville happened, saying ‘rhis is not who we are, there’s an American creed, it’s about decency, honor, including everyone, leaving no one behind,'” he went on. “The idea to compare these racists, and not condemn them and neo-Nazis, and compare them to people who are genuinely decent Americans coming forward and saying ‘stop this.’ I don’t remember that ever happening in an administration before, in well over 100 years.”
“I traveled around the world an awful lot as vice president and since then I have as well. The rest of the world, I mean, they look at us like ‘my God,'” Biden continued, saying that the United States has lost the respect of its allies, and turned to co-host Meghan McCain.
“We’re not led merely by the example of our powers, but the power of our example,” he said. “I mean, your dad, not a joke, your family, it’s example. It’s why the rest of the world has followed us.”
Watch the video below.