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Former US vice-president Biden says Trump emboldened white supremacists

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Aug 27, 2017 08:44 PM IST

Today we have an American president who has publicly proclaimed a moral equivalency between neo-Nazis and Klansmen, Joe Biden said.

Former US vice-president Joe Biden levelled harsh words at US President Donald Trump for placing blame on “both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Former US vice-president Joe Biden.(File)
Former US vice-president Joe Biden.(File)

In a commentary published on Sunday in The Atlantic, Biden wrote: “Today we have an American president who has publicly proclaimed a moral equivalency between neo-Nazis and Klansmen and those who would oppose their venom and hate.”

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He said Trump has “emboldened white supremacists with messages of comfort and support.”

Biden and former President Barack Obama have kept a low profile since leaving office, carefully choosing the moments to weigh in.

In his commentary, Biden said: “This is a moment for this nation to declare what the president can’t with any clarity, consistency, or conviction: There is no place for these hate groups in America.”

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