Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Trump for his controversial comment about certain African countries. The former vice president thinks that Trump's statements are things that "no president should believe."
What did President Trump say? Trump faced serious backlash from the media and a number of top-level politicians on Thursday evening when he reportedly claimed that certain foreign countries are "s---holes." The comment was made in a private, bi-partisan meeting about DACA. Sources apparently leaked the alleged remarks, which Trump denies, to the media.
In response to the alleged comments, Joe Biden said, "It's not how a president should speak. It's not how a president should behave. Most of all, it's not what a president should believe. We're better than this."
Trump's controversial comments came during a bipartisan deal on DACA, where Trump reportedly expressed disapproval with the deal that a bipartisan group of Senators had created.
According to those in the meeting, Trump also asked why the US wants people from Haiti and more Africans in the United States, adding that the United States should instead get more people from countries like Norway.
CNN points out that at this point, Biden is the highest-ranking official in the Obama administration to speak out against Trump's remarks. Moments after Biden's tweet, President Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, tweeted that Biden is "right."
"Everything I wanted to say today is untweetable," she said. "But Biden is right. We are so much better than this."
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin apparently slammed President Trump for his comments, claiming that they are "hate-filled" and "racist."
Some Republicans have defended the comments, although others are critical, such as House Speaker Paul Ryan, who believes Trump's alleged comments are "unfortunate" and "unhelpful."
Although Paul Ryan wasn't present at the meeting, he claims that he "read those comments later last night, so the first that came to my mind was very unfortunate, unhelpful." You can read more about Paul Ryan's comments in our recent story.
Trump remarks that although he didn't utter this particular phrase about foreign countries, he did indeed use "tough" rhetoric. President Trump then ignored press questions about the issue after he signed a proclamation declaring a holiday in honor of civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr — an action that presidents do every year.
Trump also commented that he is considering recording future meetings, in order to prevent rumors like this from spreading again. he then added that he has "no trust" of those in Congress, who he claims are spreading a false rumor about his comments.
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