Former Vice President Joe Biden returned to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to accompany Doug Jones for his official swearing-in ceremony after upsetting Roy Moore in last month’s special election in Alabama – but the vice president didn’t leave before speaking his mind on Donald Trump’s reckless North Korea tweets.
In comments to the media, Biden said Trump’s loose talk on Twitter is dangerous and could lead to an “unintended war.”
Video via ABC News:
Former Vice Pres. Joe Biden on Pres. Trump’s “nuclear button” tweet: “This is not the stuff to be tweeting about…this is dangerous, to continue this kind of—almost child’s play.” https://t.co/cAx3UN6Jyl pic.twitter.com/3vGFHB3j9B
— ABC News (@ABC) January 3, 2018
Biden said Trump’s rhetoric is dangerous and childish:
The only war that’s worse than one that’s intended is one that’s unintended. This is not the stuff to be tweeting about. It is a very, very, very difficult problem. One of the first things we talked with the Trump team about in the transition was North Korea. He doesn’t have any easy answers, but this is dangerous – to continue this almost child’s play.
In different remarks to NBC News, Biden took an even tougher stance against Trump’s tweets: “This is not a game. This is not about can I puff my chest out bigger than yours. It’s just not — it’s not presidential.”
When the former vice president was asked whether Trump’s behavior makes him more likely to mount a 2020 bid for the presidency, Biden responded with one word: “No.”
But as Trump continues to prove his unfitness to be president and the country seeks a course correction after allowing a dangerously unfit individual to reach the White House, Biden’s stock is only likely to go up.
One opinion column published in Newsweek on Wednesday urged the former vice president to run for a single-term in 2020 with the simple slogan: ‘Make America Normal Again.’
With Trump becoming increasingly unstable and dangerous, that may not be such a bad idea.
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.