Hillary Clinton Praises Biden: He's a 'Kind' and 'Deeply Decent Person’
Clinton takes veiled jabs at President Donald Trump during interview
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gushed over Former Vice President Joe Biden's recent traction on Super Tuesday, stating he has resonated with voters because “people know he is a deeply decent person. He is a kind person.”
Speaking about Super Tuesday, Clinton said:
“I thought it was very exciting. Because, starting in South Carolina, he had so much energy, and what he had to say was really enthusiastic and positive and about what he was going to do and who he was, and the people of South Carolina rewarded that. "
"And then, that kind of set off this momentum. And it carried him, he won all but, I guess, three states," Clinton said.
Host Jimmy Fallon asked Clinton why Biden has connected with voters.
“I think people know he is a deeply decent person. He is a kind person."
"He doesn’t take cheap shots at people. He doesn’t insult people as a way of trying to put people down and lift himself up," Clinton said, taking a veiled jab at President Donald Trump, but at the same time conveniently forgetting Biden's recent "cheap shots" at the president.
"He is such the opposite of what we currently have in the White House that I think a lot of people had a chance to think about it as this contest got going and decided, boy, the most important thing is we retire the incumbent," she added.
"That’s more important than anything else. And he has the experience," Clinton added, referring to Biden's previous role as vice president to former President Barack Obama.
"He knows what needs to be done. He can repair the damage that he would be inheriting. So, I think that’s what was going on in people’s minds.”
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But Clinton failed to mention Biden's ever-increasing number of slip-ups and blunders during interviews and rallies.
Only earlier this week, Biden confused his wife, Jill, for his sister, Valerie, during his Super Tuesday victory speech.
Last month, Biden falsely claimed that 150 million Americans had been killed since 2007 from shootings during the CBS News’ debate.
The former vice president's gaffe implied exaggerated figures of deaths from firearms in the US since the law giving gun manufacturers no liability for gun violence was passed.
Biden said during the Democratic debate:
"Imagine if I stood here and said we give immunity to drug companies, we give immunity to tobacco companies. That has caused carnage on our streets."