Hate is on the rise again: Joe Biden delivers impassioned speech on race in Birmingham – CNN

\Hate is on the rise again\: Joe Biden delivers impassioned speech on race in Birmingham - CNN
Biden struggles to recall the word escalator when denouncing Trumps 2015 rapists comment
Speaking at at the historic Ball & Chain nightclub on Sunday afternoon to mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, Biden slammed the presidents June 2015 comments about Mexican immigrants during his 2016 campaign announcement speech.

“Remember when he came down, uh, down the, uh, down his escalator of Trump Tower?” Biden said after some prompting from the audience. “He announced on the way down, one of the reasons he was running was because of all those Mexican rapists.”

Biden then brought up last months mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, citing the shooters alleged manifesto that indicated he was attempting to stop the “Hispanic invasion of Texas” by opening fire on a local Walmart and killing nearly two dozen people.

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“That was right after the president talked about in the off-year election, The invasion is coming north, the invasion that is going to swamp Americas values,” he said. “Folks, thats not who we are.”

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Biden made the remarks as he was wooing Latino voters in Miamis Little Havana. Democratic insiders are concerned Florida could remain in GOP hands in 2020 despite Hispanics representing the fastest growing voter bloc in the battleground state. His struggling to remember the word “escalator” comes amid intense scrutiny over his “mental fitness” after several gaffes on the campaign trail and poor debate performances.

The former vice president and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders currently lead the Democratic field among Hispanic voters nationwide.

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