Joe Biden said Donald Trump imitate late governor of Alabama, George Wallace, who was a big supporter of racial discrimination.
Wallace, known for his views on white supremacy, was governor of Alabama for 20 years beginning in 1967 and has repeatedly sought the Democratic nomination in the presidential election without success. He ended his quest for the presidency in 1972 after being shot, but survived, Wallace died in 1998.
Biden, who is running for the Democratic nomination in the presidential election, said at an election rally in California on Friday that Trump was closer to George Wallace than George Washington.
Biden’s remarks came amid accusations that Trump was using racist discrimination to criticize four women belonging to minorities, all Democratic members of the US House of Representatives and opponents of the Republican president.
Trump said in a Twitter tweak that these women should be prepared to help repair their collapsed and crime-ridden places. “Three of them were born in the United States, the fourth was an American citizen.
Biden said he was particularly concerned about the potential impact of Trump’s remarks on children. “Our children listen to this, what the president says is important, it’s important because the president is the front of the nation,
Biden himself was criticized last month by Democratic challenger Kamala Harris, a California senator and minority woman, who challenged him on racial issues.
Biden has been criticized for his recent statement that he worked decades ago with two southern senators who advocated racial discrimination in order to get things done on the council. Biden said he entered political life in the early 1970s to fight for the civil rights of minorities and civil liberties.
Biden and Harris were among 25 Democratic candidates vying for the party’s nomination to face Trump in the November 2020 elections.