Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed Thursday that Trump has “dumbed down” the presidency.
Biden, a potential 2020 candidate for president, told Andrea Mitchell in an interview that Trump “does not tell the truth.”
“He’s not accurate in much of what he says,” Biden told Mitchell. “There have been so many misstatements, deliberate misstatements.”
Biden, who has a reputation for his colorful language and turns of phrase, said Trump’s language has “dumbed down” the presidency.
And you look at him and wonder what in the heck is he talking about. From the first day, saying that the largest crowd ever at an inauguration, to talking about things that are simply not true. But it’s almost like it’s — it’s been dumbed down so much almost like it doesn’t matter.
Mitchell asked if Biden thought Trump was a liar. Biden said, “Look, I’m not going to call the President of the United States a liar. He does not tell the truth. He’s not accurate in much of what he says.”
The comments are curious coming from Biden, who has in the past used racially insensitive and crude language. Thought Co. compiled a top ten list. Here are some winners.
“A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!” –Joe Biden, at his first campaign rally with Barack Obama after being announced as his running mate, Springfield, Ill., Aug. 23, 2008
“A successful dump!” –Joe Biden, explaining his whereabouts (dropping deadwood at the dump) to the reporters outside his home, Wilmington, Del., Aug. 20, 2008
“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.” –Joe Biden, in a private remark to an Indian-American man caught on C-SPAN, June, 2006
“His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she’s- wait- your mom’s still- your mom’s still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul.” –Joe Biden, on the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, who is very much alive, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010
“Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.” –Joe Biden, Athens, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2008
“Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya.” –-Joe Biden, to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008
“This is a big f**king deal!” –Joe Biden, caught on an open mic congratulating President Barack Obama during the health care signing ceremony, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2010