Biden: '10 to 15% of the People Out There Are Just Not Very Good People'

By Michael W. Chapman | June 5, 2020 | 2:02pm EDT
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While discussing race relations during an online forum on Thursday, former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that President Donald Trump "divides people all the time" and that there are probably "10 to 15% of the people out there who are just not very good people."

During the online discussion, moderated by actor Don Cheadle, who is a harsh critic of President Trump, Biden said, “The words a president says matter. So when a president stands up and divides people all the time, you’re going to get the worst of us to come out, the worst insult to come out."

“Do we really think this is as good as we can be as a nation?" said Biden. "I don’t think the vast majority of people think that."

“There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15% of the people out there who are just not very good people," he added. "But that’s not who we are.”


Commenting on Biden's remarks, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted on Friday, "I assume @JoeBiden is including his corrupt son Hunter in that 10 to 15% of Americans who are #NotVeryGoodPeople?"

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), who is running for a U.S. Senate seat this year, tweeted, "This kind of belittling and arrogant talk is similar to when Hillary called President Trump’s supporters deplorable. I believe everyone has worth and is redeemable under God. I’d love to know, @JoeBiden ... what makes 1,500,000 Georgians 'not good people?'"


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