Biden critical of Trump policies during Cornell speech

Joe Biden rails against Trump during Cornell commencement

"Y'all think I'm kidding, but I'm not".

Last week, Biden, who may decide to run for president in 2020 and would need strong support from black Democrats if he does indeed make a run at the White House, echoed similar themes when he addressed graduates of Morgan State University, a historically black college.

He added that you "can't define America based on ethnicity, religion or race".

"I thought we had passed the days where it was acceptable for political leaders on local and national levels to bestow legitimacy to hate speech and fringe ideologies", he continued.

At Harvard on Wednesday, Biden told hundreds of seniors that it's their turn to take up the "dirty business of politics" and tackle the world's problems. "And we saw how playing to their fears rather than their hopes, rather than their better angels, can still be a powerful political tool". Instead, he simply referred to "the past election cycle", in which "civilized discourse and real debate gave way to the coarsest rhetoric, stroking our darkest emotions". "But I assure you that this is a temporary state of affairs".

"You may fundamentally disagree with them, but it's hard to dislike them", Biden said.

A young child celebrates senior convocation at Cornell on Saturday, where Joe Biden spoke to thousands of graduating seniors and their families. "It's an very bad lot harder to dislike someone when you know their dad is dying of prostate cancer, or they have a brother with a drug problem, or they just lost their job".

"Globalization has cost some of them their livelihoods", Biden said.

"When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society", Clinton said.

Under clouds that did not part but withheld rain, Biden read Ezra Cornell's famous founding motto, "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study". Keep Muslims from coming into the United States.

"The people I've known who are successful and happy are the people who treat others with the same dignity that they demand for themselves", Biden said.

Murphy served under Barack Obama as ambassador to Germany and is a former executive at Goldman Sachs. ". It's terrible hard to reach a consensus, and you can't govern this country without consensus".


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