VP Biden campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Sarasota

People wait to get into the rally.

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) — At times, the Vice President was so fired up during his speech he yelled and even pounded the lectern.

Biden held a rally at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex in Sarasota. It was his second stop in Florida as he rallied to get out the vote. Vice President Biden is one of a group of powerful Clinton associates campaigning on her behalf. This comes after help from President Obama, Michelle Obama, Chelsea Clinton and President Bill Clinton.

During the rally, Biden questioned Trump’s temperament to be president, citing the 3 a.m. Twitter rant the Republican frontrunner spouted about the former Miss Universe.

“This guy wants to be president?” Biden asked incredulously.

Biden spoke of how foreign leaders are worried about a Trump presidency.

“Trump is already doing enormous damage to our reputation,” Biden said.

Biden also expressed concern about Trump’s economic policies. He says Trump has no interest in the middle class since he admitted he didn’t pay contractors because he wasn’t happy with their work.

“It bothers me, his lack of any sensibilities to what the American spirit is,” said Biden.

But the Vice President also talked about important issues. He stressed Clinton’s economic plan to spur job growth and raise incomes. He also discussed how Clinton would be able to make community college free.

“Hillary will lift up the middle class and move America forward…we’re on the cusp of genuine resurgence. Household wealth is rising, fewer people in poverty since we came into office,” Biden said.

Biden also expressed sincere concern for a Trump presidency. He said all the progress that he and Obama made could vanish.

“Everything you worked for, not a joke, in heartbeat, will be wiped out. Not only economically in terms of foreign policy, but in terms of rational social progress, civil rights, civil liberties,” Biden said.

He also talked about the importance of the state of Florida.

“You have an incredible opportunity here, as usual, Florida holds the key…Hillary wins Florida, there is absolutely zero path, zero path for this man to make it to the White House,” Biden said.

His speech was held at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex located in Newtown, which is a predominantly African-American community in Sarasota.

This is a powerful voting block that both Trump and Clinton have been courting in recent weeks. Biden urges Floridians to make sure they’re registered by October 11.


Campaign buttons at the rally.
Campaign buttons at the rally.

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