Failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s insulting and demeaning rhetoric during the 2016 presidential election three years ago reportedly offended former Vice President Joe Biden’s relatives so much that they ultimately voted for President Donald Trump instead.
This and other revelations were unveiled in an explosive interview last week with Biden’s brother, Frank. According to him, Trump likely wouldn’t even be president now had Biden simply ran.
“We never would have lost Pennsylvania, and all my relatives — the Finnegan family — who voted for Donald Trump because they felt slighted by Hillary and her campaign,” Frank said to the The Palm Beach Post, referencing one of the many Democrat states Clinton lost due to her behavior.
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“We never would have not gone to Michigan as the campaign decided not to do because they felt entitled to the votes of those people. Assumptive politics is losing politics. You have to work for every single vote and people have to know individually, collectively and severally that you care about them.”
Clinton skipped or delayed holding rallies and events in several key states that traditionally vote Democrat. Why? Because she arrogantly assumed she was guaranteed (if not owed) victory.
But even this slight paled in comparison to the horrific insult she delivered while speaking at a ritzy fundraiser in New York City on Sept. 9, 2016. It was at this event that the failed Democrat presidential nominee labeled Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables.”
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” she said. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.”
Here’s a reminder of what that sounded like:
“The idea of declaring a whole swath of people ‘deplorables’ is just the most idiotic political calculation, number one,” an incensed Frank noted to The Palm Beach Post.
“And two, the most — in the Catholic Church, they would call that the sin of pride. Who in God’s name am I to say that you have a fundamentally wrong moral position? Talk about lacking humility.”
Humility has never been Clinton’s strong suit.
Looking ahead to the upcoming 2020 presidential election, Frank said he strongly believes his older brother should run, though he doubts whether his opinion will have much influence.
“I believe Joe should run. I’m urging him to run and have been for a long, long time,” he said. “You have to understand our family structure. I’m the youngest brother. My sister’s the real boss. And Jill. It’s an Irish matriarchy. They have the greatest influence.”
He further noted that he’d hoped back in 2015 that his brother would run, but that the unexpected death of Biden’s son Beau Biden from cancer had shattered those plans.
“A big factor in Joe Biden’s 2015 decision was the emotional toll of his son Beau Biden’s death from cancer that year. Nearly four years later, the Biden family is ‘healing up really well’ from Beau Biden’s death, Frank Biden said,” The Palm Beach Post reported.
“Joe is in a place spiritually,” Frank said. “What he’s been through and how he’s come out the other side, he has become enormously empathetic. He’s always been an empath.”
“But he’s so empathetic toward people who are hurting. He doesn’t think his tragedy is exclusive to him, that somehow he’s Job. This is an everyman deal.”
Reports have surfaced to suggest Biden didn’t run in 2016 because of other reasons.
Joe Biden reveals why he didn’t run against Trump in 2016 – it looks brutally bad for Hillary https://t.co/DBV1BKAZwx
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Will Biden run in 2020, though?
“I think we’re going to run,” Frank opined. “You can say that ‘Frank thinks his brother’s going to run.’ Now, he could surprise me. But I know the family’s behind him 100 percent.”
That’s not good news for conservatives, as polls have shown that the former VP could beat Trump. Of course, he’d first have to win the Democrat primary, and as it stands “None of the Above” is polling significantly better than him. That’s not a good look for anybody.
Regarding a potential 2020 bid, the former vice president has yet to announce his candidacy, though he’s certainly signaled that he might. Is he what the people want, though? That remains unclear, because for every social media user who wants him to run, there’s another who doesn’t.
@JoeBiden please, please pleeeease run in 2020 America needs you
— Aine Walsh (@AineLAFDwifey) January 13, 2019
Really don’t think @JoeBiden should run he & his family already slamming Sec Clinton that’s so not helpful, accurate, or worthwhile! Talk about yourself, your plans , your capabilities please!
— Bren Holiday (@SunnyBlondie) January 13, 2019
Mr. Biden, I always believe that when our loved ones, are about to make their transition, they foresee ahead, I truly believe that’s why your son wanted you to run. Please, help our country heal and bridge the divide.
— Robyn Harriss (@ALLURE555) January 13, 2019
Hey Joe, remember that racially biased crime bill you advocated? You know, the “super-predator” one?
Please don’t run. We need to move forward, not revisit the “border structure” days of the Democratic party.
— Twenty Jornteen (@notnoiseworks) January 12, 2019
@JoeBiden Great to see you at the Tower Hill meet today, and one more thing….please run!!
— Steven Aubuchon (@sraubuchon) January 13, 2019
— Joseph Henley (@henljo2) January 10, 2019