Joe Biden on Trump voters: ‘they’re not racist. They’re not sexist. But we didn’t talk to them.’
December 23, 2016
From the Los Angeles Times: “As Democrats ponder their future, Joe Biden makes a plea for a focus on the middle class”. Excerpt:
[Rarely has Joe Biden] trusted anything as much as his own gut instinct, attuned to the middle- and working-class sensibilities of his former neighbors in towns like Scranton, Pa., and Claymont, Del.
And so as he sat in his office one day in October and watched footage of a Donald Trump rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., not far from his childhood home, Biden sensed trouble.
“Son of a gun. We may lose this election,” Biden said, recalling his reaction during an interview in his West Wing office.
“They’re all the people I grew up with. They’re their kids. And they’re not racist. They’re not sexist. But we didn’t talk to them.”
Hat tip to Hot Air.