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Joe Biden: Trump Deserves a Chance to Govern

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By    |   Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 03:29 PM

Former Vice President Joe Biden said President Donald Trump "deserves a chance" to govern, The Blaze reported.

Biden, speaking at a press conference at the University of Delaware, said the reason that he and former President Barack Obama have not been on any of the news shows to express criticism of Trump is that "he deserves a chance and in fairness to him, this is a man in my view, who understandably, like all the press thought, didn't think he was gonna win," according to audio from Blaze Radio.

Biden said that he and Obama, like all other "serious" candidates from both parties before them, had transition teams ready nine months ahead of time, explaining that "We knew if we won who we were gonna ask to do what A, B, C, and D, what were our priorities were going to be."

"In fairness to [Trump], I don't think there was thought to be any necessity to do that," Biden added. "So he's really playing catch-up and he should be given a chance."

The former vice president's tone was markedly different just a few weeks ago when he lambasted Trump during a speech at the Newseum in Washington, the New York Daily News reported.

In that address, Biden warned Trump about attacking reporters, saying "To question the actual legitimacy of a free press is one of the most dangerous things out there. The degree that we deplore and denigrate our institutions in the fourth estate, we really, honest to God, weaken our democracy."

Biden also slammed the president for belittling judges.

"When you delegitimize the courts, you delegitimize the legislative body, it's corrosive and it makes it almost impossible to reach compromise," he said. "Without consensus we have chaos and it's not just Joe Biden saying this, it's our constitution. We know the court when it rules has the right to overrule a Congress or a President."

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