Former Vice President Joe Biden went hard after Donald Trump on Monday, slamming the president for retweeting a GIF of him hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball.
In a Twitter post, Biden – a potential 2020 candidate – said, “Enough. This has to stop. Our children are watching.”
Just had the chance to see President Trump’s golf swing tweet. Enough. This has to stop. Our children are watching.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 19, 2017
Biden’s strong response comes after the president retweeted a disturbing GIF on Sunday about his “amazing golf swing,” showing a golf ball knocking over the former Democratic nominee when she was boarding an airplane.
— NY TIMES SUCKS (@Fuctupmind) September 14, 2017
The image retweeted on Trump’s twitter page was clearly doctored, but it was something you would expect of a childish teenager – not a man in charge of America’s nuclear arsenal.
As Biden alluded to in his response to Trump, the President of the United States should be a role model for children across the country and the world. Unfortunately, the qualities repeatedly put on display by this president – vulgarity, egotism, immaturity, bigotry, and laziness – are those that no young person should aspire to emulate.
Luckily, there are still leaders out there – perhaps not in the White House, but they’re still out there – who can be looked up to as role models.
On Monday night, Joe Biden proved that he is one of them.
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.