Asserting that Donald Trump is “unqualified” for to be the next US president, outgoing US Vice President Joe Biden has said the Republican presidential nominee’s rhetoric on foreign policy and national security emboldens Russia and helps Islamic State in its propaganda.
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“Trump actually said, imagine what. Think of what this does to embolden Putin with the lies he’s telling people in his home of Russia and around the world about the United States,” Biden said at an election rally yesterday.
“Think of what confidence and help it gives to ISIS and others when he says in a debate with the US military moving on Mosul, the center of the caliphate set up by ISIS, he says that the reason the coalition is moving, after all this planning, is to make Hillary Clinton look strong,” he said.
73-year-old Biden is considered as an eminent foreign policy expert.
As a Senator for more than three decades, he was a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was its Chairman before becoming the Vice President.
“I’m supposedly an expert on foreign policy and national intelligence matters. I promise you, that’s the propaganda that is being sold in Syria and in Iraq right now, that this is really about the US really only going after ISIS because we want to make it politically more palatable,” Biden said.
“When he was asked whether or not he agreed that the Russians and Putin were hacking the United States through cyber espionage, he said that the 17 US intelligence agencies that have come out and said on the record that they know it was Putin and the Russians,” he said.
“He wants to be commander-in-chief. He says to the world that our national intelligence agencies don’t know what they’re talking about. All kidding aside, think of the damage that does to us internationally. Think how that plays into the hands of radicals around the world. Putin is a strong leader who didn’t invade Ukraine, in case you haven’t noticed,” he said.
Biden also slammed Trump for saying that a nuclear Japan and Saudi Arabia would be just fine.
Citing his interaction with world leaders, he said the damage being done is already manifested.
“This man is totally, thoroughly, as a consequence of what he doesn’t know, what he thinks he knows and the way he’s demonstrated his character, he is thoroughly unprepared and unqualified to be the commander-in-chief of the US. It’s not even close,” he said.
“Getting up at 3:30 in the morning and tweeting vitriol about a woman’s body, her body shape and her weight? What does that say about the character of this man who wants to. I mean, all kidding aside, pick the worst president in American history, can you fathom any president of the US doing something like that?” Biden said.