Trump en­dan­ger­ing lives, says Bi­den

The Myanmar Times - - World -

VICE Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den hit the 2016 US cam­paign trail with Hil­lary Clin­ton for the first time, trash­ing Don­ald Trump as un­qual­i­fied for the White House and accusing him of en­dan­ger­ing the lives of United States troops.

In the for­mer coal min­ing town of Scran­ton, where Mr Bi­den grew up in the key battleground state of Penn­syl­va­nia, the vice pres­i­dent said Ms Clin­ton was the only choice for Amer­i­cans who know what it’s like to strug­gle.

Mr Bi­den’s folksy de­meanour and abil­ity to con­nect with work­ing-class vot­ers is con­sid­ered an as­set for Ms Clin­ton – par­tic­u­larly among blue-col­lar white male vot­ers who lean to­ward Mr Trump, her Repub­li­can ri­val.

“No ma­jor party nom­i­nee in the his­tory of the United States of Amer­ica has known less or been less pre­pared to deal with our na­tional se­cu­rity than Don­ald Trump,” said Mr Bi­den, who served as a US se­na­tor for 36 years.

“This man is to­tally, thor­oughly un­qual­i­fied to be pres­i­dent of the United States of Amer­ica,” he added.

The Repub­li­can nom­i­nee has made a big play for Penn­syl­va­nia, which has voted Demo­cratic in the past six pres­i­den­tial elec­tions.

But a se­ries of unforced errors have handed Ms Clin­ton a wide lead in the polls.

Mr Trump’s ac­cu­sa­tion that Pres­i­dent Barack Obama and Ms Clin­ton cre­ated the so-called Is­lamic State ex­trem­ist group had im­per­illed the lives of US troops, Mr Bi­den said. –

Photo: AFP

Joe Bi­den says Don­ald Trump is a me­nace.

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