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Biden: Trump Sending Wrong Message About American Values

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Former Vice President Joe Biden (AP)

By    |   Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 10:39 AM

Former Vice President Joe Biden ripped President Donald Trump for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and for his comments following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Biden made his remarks in a column for The New York Times.

"Around the world, other nations follow our lead because they know that America does not simply protect its own interests, but tries to advance the aspirations of all," Biden said.

"This has stood as the foundation of American foreign policy throughout my political career — until recently."

And he said Trump's comments about Charlottesville sent the wrong message to the rest of the world.

"Mr. Trump's shameful defense of the white nationalists and neo-Nazis who unleashed hatred and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, further abnegated America's moral leadership," he said. "Not since the Jim Crow era has an American president so misunderstood and misrepresented our values.

"Most recently, the Trump administration's order to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — punishing young people brought to this country by their parents, many of whom know no home but the United States — betrays an unnecessary cruelty that further undermines America's standing in the world.

And he maintained America must reclaim its values.

"Reclaiming our values starts with standing up for them at home — inclusivity, tolerance, diversity, respect for the rule of law, freedom of speech, freedom of the press." Biden said. "If these are the democratic principles we wish to see around the world, America must be the first to model them."

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