Former Vice President Joe Biden went after President Trump during a speech late Saturday while emphasizing the U.S. has no place for hate groups.
Biden said at a centennial fundraising dinner for the Charleston, S.C., branch of the NAACP that Trump has “publicly proclaimed the moral equivalency of Neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and those who oppose their hate,” according to Politico.”
This is a moment for this nation to declare what this president can’t with any clarity, consistency, or vision: there is no place in America for hate groups,” Biden added.
Biden also said that heads of state during a recent trip to Europe wanted to talk with him about what happened at a white nationalist rally earlier this year in Charlottesville, Va.
“The whole world saw the crazed, angry faces illuminated by torches,” he said, the news outlet reported.
Trump faced backlash when he blamed both sides for the deadly violence earlier this year in Charlottesville.
During his address, Biden also went after Trump for his decision to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.
“We saw the truth of this president when he pardoned Joe Arpaio of Arizona,” Biden said, according to Politico.
“It’s moments like these that each of us has to stand up and declare with conviction and moral clarity that the Klan, white supremacists, neo-Nazis will never be allowed to march in the main street of American life. That we will not watch this behavior and go numb when it happens,” he continued.
“We will not allow what’s happening along this landscape of America to be normalized, because we all know it represents the minority.”