Vice President Joe Biden will say that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s foreign-policy ideas could send the U.S. down an irreversible path of isolationism and bigotry.
In a speech to be delivered today, Biden will offer a rebuttal to Trump’s controversial ideas on immigration, terrorism, and the U.S.’s relationship with Russia.
“Wielding the politics of fear and intolerance, like proposals to ban Muslims from entering the United States or slandering entire religious communities as complicit in terrorism, calls into question America’s status as the greatest democracy in the history of the world,” Biden is expected to say, according to remarks made available to reporters before the speech. “If we build walls and disrespect our closest neighbors, we will quickly see all this progress disappear, replaced by a return of anti-Americanism and a corrosive rift throughout our hemisphere,” he will say. Read more.