In a scathing attack on the Republican presidential nominee, US Vice President Joe Biden today said Donald Trump knows nothing about foreign policy. “The truth is, Donald Trump knows nothing about foreign policy,” Biden told MSNBC, “I don’t see any attempt for him to go out and get people who really know on the Republican side to be aware of what this whole thing about NATO,” he said and alleged that Trump is playing into the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Now everybody’s making a big thing, and saying he’s a friend of Putin’s. I don’t buy that. But here’s what he’s doing. He’s playing directly into the hands of a guy who says his overarching goal with Putin is to break up NATO and to fracture Europe, makes him stronger,” Biden alleged.
“So here you’ve got someone coming along and saying unless Latvia pays their bills – first of all, they’re paying their bill. But unless Latvia pays the bill, I’m not sure we’re going to honor Article 5 of a treaty that is the single, most significant treaty in the history of mankind, lasted over 60 years, is absolutely central to our security,” said Biden, who is considered as the foremost foreign policy expert.
Biden, who was Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before becoming Vice President, said: “I don’t think he knows what Article 5 is, and nor does – should anybody here know what Article 5 is.”
“Some of the things he says, like for example, I know he’s trying to be tough but he’s going to go out and carpet bomb. You want to make friends and influence people in the Middle East? So you’re going to go carpet bomb innocent people and bad people at the same time, and that’s going to help us fight against ISIS and Daesh?” Biden alleged. Trump dismissed the attacks, calling Biden “not very bright”.
“Our not very bright Vice President Joe Biden just stated that I wanted to ‘carpet bomb’ the enemy. Sorry Joe, that was Ted Cruz!” the Republican presidential nominee tweeted. “The things he says make absolutely no sense. I shouldn’t guess his motive. But it worries me. I promise you every place I go – I’ve now traveled over 1,200,000 miles. I’ve met every world leader in the last 35 years. I don’t think there’s a single world leader I haven’t met and got – I mean, ended up close to a first name basis with them.
“OK? Every place I go, whether I’m reaching across the table and trying to solve a problem with Xi in – the president of China, or I’m down in New Zealand with the prime minister. And they go, tell me, this Trump’s not going to – I mean, that – that can’t happen, can it?” Biden said.