Former Vice President Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump’s time in office, saying he hopes it will be the only example of such a U.S. leader when asked about the president’s future legacy, The Hill writes.
“I think it will, God willing, go down as the single exception in American history. I really mean it,” Biden told host Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show.”
According to Biden, both Republicans and Democrats are now “scared of the consequences of the Trump presidency, including the emboldened nationalist movement that has gained strength during his time in office.”
“How many are worried about this populism that is designed to essentially undermine the essence of the Bill of Rights, which is there are certain unalienable rights that no nobody, no matter what the majority is, they cannot overrule,” Biden recalled asking a Republican in California during a speaking event.
Biden also added that “but for 74,500 votes or thereabouts,” Hillary Clinton would be president and many of these issues could be put to rest.
“We’d have a good president. We’d have a president who understands the role of the presidency. She would have been somebody who would, in fact, weave that fabric.” he noted.
Biden, who has repeatedly criticized the Trump administration, has not ruled out the possibility of a 2020 presidential bid, The Hill adds.