Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has slammed Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr, saying the US president is petty for not letting the White House staff hang Barack Obama’s potrait in the White House until he leaves office while also slamming Trump Jr as a ‘sick person’ after the president’s son suggested that Biden was a paedophile.
While talking about Trump’s response to the covid-19 pandemic, Biden went after Donald Trump Jr. for sharing a meme on Saturday that suggested Biden was a pedophile.
The meme showed an image of Biden saying ‘See you later, alligator!’ An alligator responded with, ‘In a while, pedophile!’
It’s sick, it’s sick, it’s sick” Biden said in response
”But he is his father’s son.’ he added
NBC News reported on Monday that President Trump would not be hosting President Obama at the White House for the traditional portrait unveiling which is a ceremony that usually takes place in a president’s first term when his predecessor’s portrait is unveiled.
According to the report, Trump doesn’t plan to extend the invitation to Obama and Obama doesn’t plan to attend either.
Biden while speaking to Yahoo’s Brittany Shepherd on her Tuesday night show said the snub was ‘venal’ and ‘so petty’ and also spoke about ‘Obamagate,’ the term Trump has been using to blame the origins of the Russia probe on Obama’s administration.
‘This is a pattern: diversion, diversion, diversion. Don’t speak to whatever the issues before us are,’ Biden began. ‘My God, “Obamagate,'” the former vice president scoffed.
‘And he also by the way just said, I read, he’s not going to allow President Obama’s picture to be hung in the White House as long as he’s president,’ Biden continued. ‘. That’s another inducement for you to make sure he’s not president beyond January 20.’
‘Come on, this is so venal, so petty,’ Biden said. ‘The greatest crime? I mean my Lord,’ the presumptive nominee continued, returning to ‘Obamagate.’
Shepherd then asked Biden about the “pedophile” posts against him by Donald Trump Jr on social media.
Shepherd told Biden that it reminded her of ‘Pizzagate,’ a conspiracy theory that revolved around 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton running a child sex trafficking ring out of the basement of a D.C. pizza place – which doesn’t have a basement. ‘Pizzagate’ was difficult for the Clinton campaign to push back on because it was so farfetched.
Biden responded saying Trump Jr. was trying to ‘get something going on the internet.’ calling it a Trumpian tactic. ‘Like his father says, if you say it enough people will believe it.’
‘No, I don’t want to get down in the mud with these guys,’ he continued.
‘I mean, look, people know who I am. That good news is the bad news – they know me. They know my faults, they know my talents, they know me, so it’s hard to lay on me some of the things that are totally out of sync with anything in my whole life that anyone has ever said in their life.’
‘But this is bizarre,’ Biden said, of Trump Jr. floating this idea that he can’t be around kids.
He also talked about Tara Reade, the former staffer who claims she was sexually assaulted by Biden in 1993.
‘The truth is this never, ever, happened,’ Biden
‘And what I’m reading now online and I’m seeing in the national press, apparently there’s a lot of other people who are wondering whether or not it happened.’
‘It’s not my role to ascribe a motive to anything that she’s done or not done, except to assure you it never, ever, ever happened,’ Biden said.