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Biden to Speak Against 'Demagogues' in Politics 'Peddling Isolationism'

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By    |   Friday, 24 Jun 2016 12:30 PM

Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech in Dublin, Ireland Friday decrying those in politics who blame immigrants for social and economic problems.

Calling out "reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism, and isolationism," Biden is expected to contrast that with his own respect for immigrants, attributing it to his Irish-descended mother, according to Politico.

His mother, Biden is expected to say, taught him "that she or any of us were equal to any man or woman on Earth — and that everyone was our equal," according to The Hill.

"We see it in Europe and around the world. And we see it today in the United States, where some politicians find it convenient to scapegoat immigrants instead of welcoming them; play to our fears rather than appeal to our better natures; divide us based on religion or ethnicity rather than unite us in our common humanity; and build walls between nations when we should be building bridges among us." Politico reported, citing portions of Biden's prepared text that were released earlier.

The vice president's comments come on the heels of the U.K.'s historic "Brexit" referendum, in which a majority of Britons voted on Thursday to leave the European Union, largely due to concerns about immigration to the United Kingdom.

According to Politico, Trump approved of the decision, saying Britons "took their country back."

"We fully respect the decision they have made, and I want to assure all of you in this room that America's special bond with the United Kingdom runs deep and will endure," Biden said in another speech at Trinity College in Dublin Friday morning.

"And our relationship with Ireland and the European Union will remain the cornerstone of our global engagement." The Los Angeles Times reported.

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