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Joe Biden: Sanders Supporters Are Angry, But Will Vote for Hillary

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By    |   Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 08:29 AM

Bernie Sanders' supporters are angry, but they'll end up casting their votes for Hillary Clinton and not Donald Trump, according to Vice President Joe Biden, and he doesn't think that emails showing the Democratic National Committee skewed their support toward Clinton over Bernie Sanders made a difference in the primary election's outcome.

"I know you're going to go for Hillary," Biden told ABC's George Stephanopoulos, when the "Good Morning America" host asked what he'd tell Sanders' supporters, in a pre-recorded interview airing Wednesday.

"[I'd say] I just know because you're as moral as you say you are. I know you can't vote for Trump."

The Sanders supporters are angry about the emails, pointed out Stephanopoulos, and Biden said he didn't know for sure if Russia was behind the leak that lead to the resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz the day before the Democratic National Convention opened this week.

However, he said, the leak is the "modus operandi of Russia" and "totally consistent with Putin."

And while he wouldn't say he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin favors Trump, he does think that he "doesn't want Hillary to win."

Also, Putin doesn't want a united NATO or a united European Union, said Biden.

"I can see where a lot of our adversaries would think it's better to have someone who doesn't have any idea what they're doing [compared to] somebody as tough as Hillary," the vice president told Stephanopoulos.

Meanwhile, Trump has proven popular with working class voters, and Biden believes that's because "he has been very successful in playing on their fears."

"There's not been enough focus on playing on their hopes, appealing to their better angels," said Biden. "I don't know anybody rich or poor or well off or not who isn't concerned about ISIS."

And when it comes to ISIS, Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, have complained that talk of ISIS has not come up on the DNC floor, Biden said "these guys don't know what they're talking about."

"We have the single most significant homeland security of any country in the world, and what are they doing, Pence and Trump, what they're doing is they're breaking up our alliances," said Biden. 

Biden insisted in a separate live interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program that he "doesn't have anything personal" against Trump, but said the GOP nominee "knows nothing about foreign policy, nor should he based upon his background."

However, the vice president said what bothers him about Trump is that he doesn't see any attempt from him to "go out and get people who really know on the Republican side."

He also doesn't believe that Trump is a friend of Putin, as some are claiming, but he does think that Trump is playing into the Russian dictator's hands with his comments on NATO.

"Here you've got someone coming along and says unless Latvia pays the bills, I'm not sure we're going to honor article five of the treaty, that is the most significant treaty for mankind, that is central to our security," said Biden.

"I don't think he knows what article five is and nor should anybody here know what article five is. If you're going to be president of the United States of America, you better know."

Further, he said that Trump's comments about defeating ISIS through bombing "make absolutely no sense. I shouldn't guess his motive, but it worries me."

Biden said that everywhere he goes around the world, "whether I'm reaching across the table to try to solve a problem with XI, the president of China, or I'm down in New Zealand with the prime minister, they go, 'Tell me, Trump, that can't happen, can it?'"

The vice president also commented on Trump's popularity with the working class, and he said he believes part of the reason for that is that the Democratic Party has not been speaking enough with those people.

He also laughed off a question from NBC's Willie Geist over whether he'd be doing better than Trump had he decided to mount a campaign for the 2016 election.

"Look, I learned one thing," Biden replied. "The way to become really popular is announce you're not running for president."

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