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Joe Biden: Trump Supporters Are 'The Dregs Of Society'

Biden 'asked for God's forgiveness' for not speaking up against President Donald Trump

 on 17th September 2018 @ 2.00pm
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Biden 'asked for God's forgiveness' for not speaking up against President Donald Trump

donalFormer Vice President Joe Biden, who spoke at a posh Human Rights Campaign fundraising dinner this weekend, referred to Donald Trump supporters as 'the dregs of society' - seemingly upping his game against Hillary Clintons 'deplorable' reference. 

Biden 'asked for God's forgiveness' for not speaking up against President Donald Trump sooner as his wife Jill reassured the audience that they want to 'pick a fight' against bullies.

'Some of them are the dregs of society,' Biden said. 'They, not you, have an ally in the White House.'

'God forgive me,' he added, making the sign of the cross as the audience erupted with applause.

Biden spoke at the same dinner just three years prior where he contemplated entering the 2016 presidential race.

Biden is now seemingly weighing a challenge to trump in 2020, as his wife featured heavily on his remarks on the topic.

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'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.

'There is nothing that makes us want to pick a fight more than that,' she said.

According to the DM: Her comments came after she told the crowd how she challenged a mean boy as a child, going up to him and punching him in the nose.

But many heard her comments as a reference to Trump.

Former Vice President Biden went further in his speech, charging Trump with using the White House as a bully pulpit.

'Instead of using the full might of the executive branch to secure justice, dignity, and safety for all, the President uses the White House as a literal, literal bully pulpit, callously exerting his power over those who have little or none,' he said.

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As Biden began his speech, a few people in the crowd yelled 'Run Joe!' He replied: 'Thank you.'

He also used his remarks to rally the crowd to 'demand more of our leaders.'

'What has become of us?' he said. 'Our children are listening and our silence is complicit.'

He also told the crowd of LBGT supporters that they have a fight ahead of them, point out it's those against them who have a friend in the Trump.

'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 to oppose Trump to stay engaged. 'Our work is not yet done by any stretch of the imagination. The stakes are much too high.'

'This is deadly earnest, we are in a fight for America's soul,' he said.

Both Bidens were met with tremendous applause and goodwill from the heavily Democratic crowd.

The former vice president, 75, has said he'll decide in January - after the midterms - whether to make a run against Trump.

'I'd love to have it be Biden,' Trump told CBS News this summer.

In the meantime, Biden has vowed to help Democrats in the run up to the November election and started his efforts at a Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh alongside union workers - a group of blue-collar middle-class voters that he has long appealed to and a group that helped put Trump in the White House.

He joins former President Barack Obama in becoming more vocal of the president.

Obama launched a scathing attack on his successor's presidency last week, including a hit at the president's claiming the credit for the strong economy.

Obama pointed out the economy was on the upswing when he left office.

'By the time I left office, household income was near its all-time high, and the uninsured rate hit an all-time low, poverty rates were falling. I mention this just so when you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let's just remember when this recovery started,' he said.

'I'm glad it's continued, but when you hear about this economic miracle that's been going on, when the job numbers come out, monthly job numbers and suddenly Republicans are saying it's a miracle, I have to kind of remind them, actually, those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016,' he added.

The Human Rights Campaign annual fundraising gala is one of the must-stops for Democratic politicians with higher ambitions.

Other Democratic potential challengers to Trump were spotted at the event, including New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and California Sen. Kamala Harris.

Booker showed up early to the dinner and was the first person to walk the white carpet, the New York Post reported.

READ MORE: Biden Considers 2020 Presidential Run: ‘Trump Is Darkest Moment In History’

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