MSNBC’s Reid: Joe Biden Speaks to 'White Working-Class Voters' Because 'He is One'
Biden's speech was 'directly at white working-class voters'
MSNBC's anchor Joy Reid claimed former Vice President Joe Biden was appealing to the white working-class voter when he spoke during his acceptance speech on the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention.
What was Reid's evidence that Biden was speaking to white working-class voters?
Because "he is one," she claimed.
“This night, the whole presentation of it, I think was directed directly at white working-class voters, which is what he’s not supposed to be able to win."
"I think that Joe Biden, he learned a very smart lesson from South Carolina," she said.
"There was a temptation for a moment that after South Carolina Joe Biden could develop the theory that he is the candidate that can deliver black voters because that’s what happened in South Carolina, but he’s clearly learned that he brought on a running mate who can expand his coalition and energize the Obama coalition, but that his superpower is who he is," Reid continued.
"He is a white, working-class voter," Reid claimed, seemingly forgetting that Biden has been in public office for decades as a Democrat.
"He is the thing that Donald Trump pretended to be in 2016, the regular Joe," she added.
"He’s literally called joey throughout all of these videos by his family members. He’s joey," she argued.
"He’s a guy, you know. He is a white, working-class voter."
"And he came right for Donald Trump's base tonight.”
“And he’s not theoretically not supposed to be able to win it, but I’m not so sure he can’t draw even a smidgen of it."
"He needs a small number of a percentage of firemen and guys who, as they say, shower after work instead of before work," she said.
"He just needs a tiny percentage of those to flip side, and he is relentless in being determined that he can.”
Last year, Reid attacked real working-class voters, supporters of President Donald Trump describing them as a “cult,” which is "solidly among the white evangelicals."
"There’s a lot of ways if you look at like the Public Religion Research Institute numbers that, you know, it isn’t just a pejorative to say that it’s a cult,” Reid said.