‘Diamond Joe’ never disappoints with his witty and often times furious responses. In these dark political times, former Vice President Joe Biden is always there to remind us what a great team he and former President Obama truly were. In fact, recently Biden spoke out against the violence and hatred that was shown at the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA this weekend.
On the heels of the incident, Biden tweeted: “No. Not in America. We must be stronger, more determined and more united than ever. Racism and hate have no place here,” Biden tweeted out Saturday afternoon.
No. Not in America. We must be stronger, more determined and more united than ever. Racism and hate have no place here. #charlottesville
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 12, 2017
Biden was not the only former officials who spoke out against the Nazi march and subsequent white nationalist rally more severely than President Donald Trump did in lukewarm statements issued Saturday via Twitter. Many had urged the president for hours to condemn the protests, which began on Friday night following a march by fascists with torches through the University of Virginia.
President Trump also responded to the violence yet he neglected to specify who he was referring to and did not directly address the outright racist and fascist imagery coming from the violent rally. Unlike the former vice president, Trump blew it yet again.
Trump tweeted on Saturday: “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets [sic] come together as one.”
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
Was Trump just trying to keep his hate filled voter base happy while trying to pretend to care about the victims?