Today, Vice President Joe Biden returned to his hometown of Scranton, where he ripped Donald Trump’s reckless and dangerous foreign policy proposals, calling him “thoroughly unqualified to be president.” He showed that Donald Trump’s lack of experience stands in stark contrast to Hillary Clinton—a proven leader on foreign policy. The Vice President remarked that no major party nominee has “known less or been less prepared” to deal with our national security than Trump.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS // KEN THOMAS
Vice President Joe Biden assailed Donald Trump’s ability to lead America at home and abroad on Monday, branding him as indifferent to the needs of Americans in his first campaign appearance with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. . . Offeirng himself as a powerful character witness for Clinton, Biden cast the former secretary of state as the most qualified to lead the country, singling out her foreign policy experience. He cited his long history with Clinton, saying he’s known her for three decades, since before she was first lady in the 1990s.
Joe Biden: Donald Trump ‘Not Qualified’ to Know Nuclear Codes
ABC NEWS // ARLETTE SAENZ
The vice president said the Republican presidential nominee is “not qualified” to know the nuclear codes and added he would have stopped his late son, Beau, who was in the Delaware Army National Guard, from heading into a conflict zone if Trump had become president while he was alive. “He can’t be trusted!” Biden said. “My son Beau served for a year in a Iraq, came back a highly decorated soldier. I must tell you, no I must tell you, had Donald Trump been president I would have thrown my body in front of him. No, I really mean it. To keep him from going if the judgment was based on Trump’s decision.”
TIME // MAYA RHODAN
Biden, a son of Scranton, traveled to his hometown in Pennsylvania to stump for the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Though the trip to the blue-collar town was meant to trumpet Clinton’s policies to benefit the middle class, Biden couldn’t help but weigh in on the elephant in the race. After declaring Clinton the “only person who will possibly help you” if you live in a town like where he grew up, Biden laid out a case for how a Donald Trump presidency could harm America’s national security. “No major party nominee in the history of the United States has known less or has been less prepared to deal with our national security than Donald Trump,” Biden said. “Hillary has forgotten more about American foreign policy than Trump and his entire team will ever understand.”
THE HILL // JORDAN FABIAN
Vice President Biden on Monday offered one of his harshest critiques yet of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during his first campaign stop for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In a fiery speech from Scranton, Pa., the city where he was born, Biden blasted the Republican nominee as “unqualified” to serve as commander in chief, arguing he lacks the necessary foreign policy knowledge and the willingness to learn. Biden accused Trump of finding common cause with some of history’s most reviled leaders in an address that drew several rousing ovations from the hometown crowd…Clinton’s father hails from Scranton, and both she and Biden recalled childhood memories to show they had embraced the town’s working-class values. He cast Clinton as the best leader for the American middle class. He also said that her election would serve as a powerful example for women and girls. “She gets it,” he said. “What it will mean to them what it means when it’s President Hillary Rodham Clinton. It will change their lives.”
NBC NEWS // MONICA ALBA
Vice President Joe Biden excoriated Donald Trump here on Monday, saying his “shame has no limits” and arguing that “he can’t be trusted” with America’s national security during his first appearance on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton.
Biden stressed, “without hesitation,” that no major party nominee “has known less or been less prepared” to lead than Trump. . . Biden emphasized that Clinton “gets it,” in sharp contrast to the Republican nominee. “She has always been there. That’s her life story. Let’s state the obvious. That is not Donald Trump’s life story,” he said.
ABC NEWS // JOSH HASKELL and LIZ KREUTZ
Clinton told the crowd of 3,000 that, although they may have friends in Northwest Pennsylvania who are planning on voting for Trump, “friends should not let friends vote for Trump.” Biden supporters in the crowd cheered, “Joe, Joe, Joe” when the former Secretary of State praised the Vice President. . . Clinton said wherever Biden goes “he’s always the same guy.” She then pivoted to attacking her rival Donald Trump
for not releasing his tax returns and launching a tax plan she said is geared towards benefiting his family and businesses.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS // ADAM EDELMAN
Hillary Clinton welcomed Joey Biden from Scranton to the stage Monday as the pair of politicians tag-teamed a broadside on Donald Trump and outlined the Democratic nominee’s economic plan. . . “No major party nominee in the history of the United States … has known less or been less prepared to deal with national security than Donald Trump,” he said. “And he doesn’t seem to want to learn,” Biden said. “This man is totally and thoroughly unqualified to be President of the United States of America.