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Trump unelectable, will make US less safe: Biden

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016,12:21 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Philadelphia (US) | Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is unelectable and would make the country less safe, US Vice President Joe Biden said today as he launched an unprecedented scathing attack to prevent the real estate billionaire to enter the White House next January.

The times are too uncertain, to elect Donald Trump as President of the United States, now let me finish. No major party, no major party nominee in the history of this nation has ever known less has been less prepared to deal with our national security, Biden told an electrifying audience at the Democratic National Convention.

Making a strong pitch for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, Biden said the US can not elect a man who exploits fears of IS and other terrorists. Who has no plan whatsoever to make us safer. A man who embraces the tactics of our enemies, torture, religious intolerance, you all know. All the Republicans know, that’s not who we are. It betrays our values. It alienates those who we need in the fight against ISIS, Biden said.

Donald Trump, with all his rhetoric, would literally make us less safe. We cannot elect a man, who belittles are closest allies, why embracing dictators like Vladimir Putin. No, I mean that, he said. A man who seeks to sow division in America for his own gain, and disorder around the world.

A man who confuses bluster with strength. We simply cannot let that happen as Americans, period, Biden said amid applause from thousands of Democratic party delegates, leaders and supporters, which was being viewed nationally by millions.

Biden said country should really think about Trump before going to polls in November. His cynicism is unbounded. His lack of empathy and compassion can be summed up in a phrase that I suspect he’s most proud of having made famous, you’re fired, he said. But I know why we’re strong. I know why we have held together. I know why, we are united. It’s because there’s always been a growing middle class.

This guy doesn’t have a clue about the middle class, not a clue, he said. Folks, let me tell you what I literally tell every world leader I’ve met with and I’ve met them all. It’s never, never, never been a good bet to bet against America, he said. We have the finest fighting force in the world. Not only, do we have the largest economy in the world, we have the strongest economy in the world.

We have the most productive workers in the world. And given a fair shot, given a fair chance, Americans have never, ever, ever, ever, let their country down. Never, he asserted. He said the US had candidates before attempted to get elected to appealing to the fears, but they never succeeded. Because we do not scare easily. We never bow, we never bend, we never break when confronted with crisis. No, we endure, we overcome and we always, always, always move forward, he said.