President Obama and Uncle Joe Biden are like two wise, world-weary elders preparing to fade gently into the abyss (or their respective consulting firms) come January. They’re on their way out, but nevertheless have some commentary on the exploding poop volcano that is Trump’s campaign.
Obama, who is in Chicago stumping on behalf of Tammy Duckworth, took a moment on Sunday to offer his two cents on Donald “I Just Start Kissing Them” Trump:
“One of the most disturbing things about this election is just the unbelievable rhetoric coming from the top of the Republican ticket,” he says, namechecking the various groups Trump has demeaned over the last year, which is to say, virtually everyone. He goes on:
That tells you a couple things. That tells you that he’s insecure enough that he pumps himself up by putting other people down. Not a character trait that I would advise for somebody in the Oval Office. It tells you that he doesn’t care much about the basic values that we try to impart to our kids. It tells you that he’d be careless with the civility and the respect that a real and vibrant democracy requires.
Biden, never one to mince words, hopped on Twitter following the release of the leaked footage and denounced Trump for sexual assault.
Watching Biden breathe fire at Trump has been one of the few pure joys remaining in this otherwise stultifying election season. If he delivers a few more venomous takedowns before this is all over, I wouldn’t be mad.