Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a speech about Donald Trump’s failed record as commander-in-chief on Wednesday, and he portrayed the president the same way one might describe an out-of-control toddler.
“It’s not comfortable to say this about a president, but he is a complete failure, a complete failure, as commander-in-chief,” Biden said. “He’s the most reckless and incompetent commander-in-chief we have ever had.”
The former VP said Trump “repeatedly fails to foresee the consequences of his impulses, and they’re impulses that he has not based on any theory.”
At Iowa rally, Joe Biden calls Pres. Trump a “complete failure as commander-in-chief.”
— ABC News (@ABC) October 16, 2019
Donald Trump, I believe is – and it’s not comfortable to say this about a president – but he is a complete failure, a complete failure as commander-in-chief. And he’s the most reckless and incompetent commander-in-chief we have ever had and he’s failed repeatedly. He doesn’t understand, part of it is he’s just incompetent. No, I really mean that. He’s just incompetent. But he repeatedly fails to foresee the consequences of impulses, and they’re impulses that he has not based on any theory. And when the utterly predictable occurs, he seems not to care. He blames somebody else. It’s always somebody else’s fault. The buck never stops at his desk in his view. Talks with North Korea collapsing because they were based on nothing more than a delusional promise by a bloody dictator which he was prepared to accept. Erratic trade war with China caused huge pain, including here in Iowa. 160 workers in the Quad City laid off indefinitely at Deere, not to mention the pain it’s caused for manufacturing. Virtually no gain at all in the strategy. Iran growing more and more provocative, restarting its nuclear program because Donald Trump chose to renege on a diplomatic agreement with the world powers, including our allies, on an agreement that was working.
The timing of Biden’s speech couldn’t have been better
The timing of Joe Biden’s speech about Donald Trump’s shortcomings as commander-in-chief couldn’t have come at a better time.
Earlier in the day, Democrats were forced to end a meeting on the situation in Syria because Trump couldn’t keep himself from throwing a tantrum. In the White House meltdown, the president called Nancy Pelosi a “third-rate politician” and launched into a bizarre “diatribe” about communists and ISIS.
As the impeachment inquiry rages on and Trump faces backlash over his reckless decision to let Turkey slaughter the Kurds in Syria, he is becoming dangerous and out of control.
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.