Biden says Trump 'emboldened white supremacists' | KOB 4
Advertisement

Biden says Trump 'emboldened white supremacists'

August 27, 2017 03:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has leveled harsh words at President Donald Trump for placing blame on "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Advertisement

In a commentary published Sunday in The Atlantic, Biden wrote: "Today we have an American president who has publicly proclaimed a moral equivalency between neo-Nazis and Klansmen and those who would oppose their venom and hate."

He said Trump has "emboldened white supremacists with messages of comfort and support."

Biden and former President Barack Obama have kept a low profile since leaving office, carefully choosing the moments to weigh in.

In his commentary, Biden said: "This is a moment for this nation to declare what the president can't with any clarity, consistency, or conviction: There is no place for these hate groups in America."

Credits

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement

Relay Media Amp

Advertisement


Advertisement




Buy a burger, help a local K-9 unit. Here's how

Las Cruces Police searching for murder suspect

None injured in Los Alamos officer-involved shooting after suspects flee

Sixth suspect in Edgewood armed robbery arrested; 1 more still at large

Group working to create 'safe haven' in ABQ for sex trafficking victims