As Vice President Joe Biden joined Hillary Clinton to warn of the peril of a Donald Trump presidency, he offered many of the now-familiar critiques of Trump's foreign policy views on Russia, immigration and nuclear weapons with his typical plainspoken flair.
"Hillary has forgotten more about American foreign policy than Trump and his entire -- I'm not exaggerating -- his entire team will ever understand," he said at one point.
He also twice invoked the memory of the son he lost last year to cancer in a solemn rebuke of the Republican nominee.
Donald Trump vowed a new era of "extreme vetting" of foreign immigrants Monday — ensuring they share American values — as he attempted to recast his ban on Muslims entering the country.
The speech in Youngstown, Ohio, was billed as a major national security address and it featured an unusually subdued Trump reading uneasily at times from a teleprompter and repeating several false claims he has made previously, including his assertion that he opposed the Iraq invasion. It followed days of new controversy over his claim that President Obama and Hillary Clinton founded Islamic State.
Trump did not explicitly reverse his previous proposal to temporarily halt all Muslim immigration. He did not mention it at all, instead calling on the departments of State and Homeland Security "to identify a list of regions where adequate screening cannot take place," which would then be referred to to temporarily halt visas.
Former New York mayor and Donald Trump surrogate Rudolph W. Giuliani told Trump's supporters Monday that the U.S. did not face "any successful radical Islamic terrorist attacks" before President Obama took office in 2008.
Giuliani's claim, of course, ignores the Sept 11 attacks and was especially notable because he was mayor of New York at the time, a position that has formed a pillar of his public identity since then.
Vice President Joe Biden once famously said of Giuliani: "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence — a noun and a verb and 9/11."
Vice President Joe Biden dubbed himself "the Obama whisperer" while campaigning with Hillary Clinton in Scranton, Pa. The nickname referenced the conversations Biden would have with Clinton during weekly breakfasts while she was secretary of State.
Biden on Hillary: "I became the Obama whisperer. She'd look at me, and say, what did he mean by that?"
For Vice President Joe Biden, campaigning in 2016 looks a lot like 2008 and 2012 but with one big difference: He’s not on the ticket.
Biden passed on a run for the White House last year, and on Monday he’s to appear alongside Hillary Clinton for the first time to kick off his role as her chief envoy to the middle class and as a determined critic of Republican nominee Donald Trump. They are scheduled to campaign in working-class Scranton, Pa., Biden’s hometown.
Biden will join other Democrats who’ve cast Trump as unfit to lead, aides to the vice president say, and he’ll go further to aggressively counter Trump’s efforts to appeal to working-class voters, whom Biden has courted with success in his more than four decades in politics.
Donald Trump lashed out at the media again, this time targeting a critical Wall Street Journal editorial.
Republicans must act now to rein in Trump or risk losing the election, the Journal editorial board warned.
“He thinks the same shoot-from-the-lip style that won over a plurality of GOP primary voters can persuade other Republicans and independents who worry if he has the temperament to be commander in chief,” the board wrote.