- Dec 6, 2007
Critics attack Biden for saying 10-15% of Americans ‘are just not very good people’
Is this Joe Biden’s “basket of deplorables” moment?
While the former vice president was speaking with black supporters in a virtual town hall on Thursday night, he accused President Trump of dividing the nation — but he also made a divisive comment, himself.
“The words a president says matter, so when a president stands up and divides people all the time, you’re going to get the worst of us to come out,” he told “Avengers” star Don Cheadle, who was moderating the forum.
“Do we really think this is as good as we can be as a nation? I don’t think the vast majority of people think that,” Biden continued. “There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there who are just not very good people, but that’s not who we are.