Vice President Joe Biden hit the road for Ohio today in his first solo campaign event for Hillary Clinton. During his fiery speech to a hall of union autoworkers, the VP urged blue-collar voters not to buy what the GOP is selling.
In typical Biden fashion, he discarded his suit jacket before taking the stage and quickly proceeded to slam Trump and other Republicans for standing in the way of policies that would improve the economy and raise wages for average Americans.
The vice president said, “My biggest problem with Donald Trump … is not his cockamamie policies. It’s the way he treats people.”
WATCH: VP Biden: Trump born with silver spoon in mouth and he’s choking on it because foot’s in mouth with spoon. https://t.co/YQo1TVvPm2
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) September 1, 2016
I’m so sick and tired – I know I’m not supposed to get angry, but I’m so sick and tired of hearing people like Trump and the Chamber of Commerce, the National Chamber [of Commerce] talking about how we get paid too much. Give me a break. Give me a break. This is a guy born with a silver spoon in his mouth that now he’s choking on because his foot is in his mouth along with a spoon. I have a message to all you kids: Don’t make any excuse for where you’re from or who you are! Don’t make any excuse for our insistence that we get paid a fair wage.
Biden added that Trump “doesn’t understand this any more than you understand what it’s like to live in a 30,000-square-foot penthouse 80 floors up in New York. He doesn’t have any idea what it’s like.”
The vice president slammed Trump for saying wages are “too high” and criticizing the Obama auto bailout, which saved thousands of Ohio jobs.
Biden’s trip to the critical battleground state is a clear indication that Clinton is hoping to pick off white, blue-collar voters that Trump must win in order to have a shot at becoming president.
For Trump, pulling Ohio back into the Republican column won’t be easy. According to RealClearPolitics, Clinton is beating him in the state by an average of four percentage points.
Something tells me this won’t be Biden’s last stop in the Buckeye State.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.