Joe Biden: Trump Supporters Think 'All Mexicans Are Rapists'
Democratic presidential candidate spreads falsehoods about president's support base
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has claimed that supporters of President Donald Trump believe that all Mexican people "are rapists."
Former Vice President Biden, the man the Democrats think can take on Trump in the election, said Wednesday that the president’s support base backs the notion that “all Mexicans are rapists” and “all Muslims are bad.”
Biden argued that he will not likely be able to connect Trump’s base because many of his followers “support the notion” of creating division in America.
The ex-VP made the accusation during a virtual fundraiser hosted by Joe and Sara Kiani, the founders of the Masimo Corporation.
Biden was asked if he will be able to win support from Trump’s base.
“His base? Probably not,” Biden responded.
"There are people who support the president because they like the fact that he is engaged in the politics of division," Biden elaborated.
"They really support the notion that, you know, 'all Mexicans are rapists' and 'all Muslims are bad' and…dividing this nation based on ethnicity, race,” Biden said.
“This is one of the few presidents who succeeded by deliberately trying to divide the country not unite the country.”
Biden described Trump’s base as “people I grew up with, white working-class, high-school educated people,” according to News Pushed.
People backed Trump in 2016 because they were “going through a really difficult transition” and because Trump said Democrats had disregarded “the forgotten man,” he added.
“Well, as soon as he got elected, you forgot the forgotten man,” Biden fired back.
He said the only people he might be able to win back are “the people we lost” in 2016 who were hoping for better healthcare, suggesting Trump’s attempt to terminate ObamaCare could cost him the election.
“It’s about dignity…He doesn’t seem to give a damn about it, he doesn’t talk about it at all, he has no sense of empathy,” Biden said of Trump.
“That’s why I think the Democratic party will be able to win those folks back.”
“The people who voted Republican last time…who don’t want to vote for Trump — whether they want to vote for me or not is a different story — but they don’t want to vote for Trump, they’re looking for an alternative and I think, I hope to God, I can provide that alternative…
"I really mean it. I think there’s a chance.”
Biden has recently been at the center of a spiraling controversy after a former staffer accused him of a vicious sexual assault that allegedly occurred when she worked for him in 1993 - an allegation the former vice president has yet to respond to.
The accuser, Tara Reade, made the allegation against Biden during an interview with journalist and podcaster Katie Harper, who released an audio clip of the conversation on Wednesday.
Ms. Reade says the assault occurred when she was instructed to rush a gym bag to then-Delaware Senator Biden.
Upon reaching Biden with the bag, Reade claims that he greeted her by name before forcing her into a “side area” and proceeding to sexually assault her.
“We were alone, and it was the strangest thing. There was no, like, exchange really, he just had me up against the wall,” Reade claims.
Reade continues by revealing graphic details of the sexual assault.
“His hands were on me, and underneath my clothes,” Reade says later in the interview.
“He went down my skirt, but then up inside. He penetrated me with his fingers.”
Reade alleges that Biden was kissing her and asking her if she “wanted to go somewhere else.”
She says that after the alleged assault was over, he said, “C’mon man, I heard you liked me.”
Reade recalls how she was later “shaking” in a stairwell and “trying to grasp what had just happened and what I should do or what I should say.”