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.