Former Vice President Joe Biden recently appeared on CNN at an Axios event. While speaking, he took the opportunity to speak out against “phony nationalism” under the Trump administration. He has been very vocal about his distaste for the current president in recent months.
At the event in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Biden seemed to show great concern over the events in Charlottesville. He stated,
Did any one of you ever think that you would see, in one of the historic cities in America, folks coming out from under rocks and out of fields with torches carrying swastikas literally reciting the same, the same exact anti-Semitic bile that you heard and we heard in the ’30s? And then have those that were protesting compared as the moral equivalent to those people? Folks, this is eating at the fabric of this country. It is wrong … It is undermining the social fabric of the nation … this phony nationalism. The reason why the world is (compared) to America is not just because of the exercise of our power, but it’s the power of our example. It’s who the hell we are.
People are speculating that Biden may be considering a presidential run in 2020 and that’s why he has been ramping up the criticism against Trump recently. However, Uncle Joe hasn’t said that he will actually run, he has just said that he hasn’t ruled it out. In either scenario, it’s comforting to see that we aren’t the only ones who feel as though we are living in a mad world where national pride has been twisted into something frightening.
— CNN (@CNN) November 9, 2017