Former VP Joe Biden had a ‘basket of deplorables’ moment on Thursday, when he suggested that “probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there” are “just not very good people.”
“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,” Biden said during a discussion moderated by actor Don Cheadle – who failed to ask him why he thinks black Trump supporters ‘ain’t black.’
“Do we really think this is as good as we can be as a nation? I don’t think the vast majority of people think that,” Biden added.
“There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there that are just not very good people, but that’s not who we are. The vast majority of the people are decent, and we have to appeal to that and we have to unite people — bring them together. Bring them together.”