The Trump administration has responded to former Vice President Joe Biden’s (D) words in Iowa where he compared President Trump to George Wallace, a segregationist.
In response, the team slammed Vice President Biden for “sowing more division today, a day that should be about unity and support for Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas.”
The Trump administration has been accused of espousing white supremacist ideologies that have incited a rise in White Supremacy.
The President, in response to the recent shootings, held a press conference where he slammed White Supremacy.
The Trump team furthermore argued that “Biden… plans to lob more irresponsible accusations in Iowa that will only inflame divisions in this country.”
Then, the team provided examples of numerous times where Vice President Biden either praised Wallace or was praised by him.
For example, “Biden bragged in 1987 about receiving an award from George Wallace in 1973,” “Biden made a habit of telling Southerners that George Wallace praised him” and “Biden bragged about friendships with white supremacists in the U.S. Senate.”
The latter was a talking point when Senator Cory Booker (D) brought up the issue and asked Vice President Biden to apologize for his relationship with white supremacist legislations.
In response, Biden questioned, “apologize for what? Cory should apologize. There’s not a racist bone in my body. I’ve been involved in civil rights my whole career.”
However, in a Detroit Free Press article from May 1st, 1987, Vice President Biden is quoted as telling “southerners that the lower half of his state is culturally part of Dixie; he reminds them that former Alabama Gov. George Wallace praised him as one of the outstanding young politicians of America.”
The long-standing feud between President Trump and Vice President Biden continues and will likely amp up as it gets closer to the 2020 general election, but Biden has found himself on the defensive end as he tries to fight off not only the President but members of his own party as well.