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Biden slams President Trump

Says POTUS is "locked in the past'

April 05, 2019 - 12:57 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is criticizing President Donald Trump, saying Trump fans racism and is living in the past.

Biden on Friday spoke publicly for the first time since several women started telling their stories about how his behavior made them feel uncomfortable. He addressed an electrical workers union conference in Washington, D.C., and said the Republican president is "locked in the past."

The Democratic former vice president says that while Trump tries to relitigate culture wars the rest of the world is leaving the United States behind. Biden cites China's push for an expanded 5G network and the rest of the world trying to implement the Paris climate accord, from which Trump withdrew.

Biden says Trump "Enflames our nation's oldest wounds, racism," and "opposes every day the core values of our nation."

Trump says he doesn't see Biden "as a threat" to him.