On Monday, Joe Biden took a jab at Donald Trump, stating that no parent in America would want their child to “grow up like him.”
Biden made the statement while speaking to a crowd of about 80 people at the international law firm O’Melveny & Myers in New York City. Biden took questions about how he thinks the nation should proceed if Donald Trump is impeached on Wednesday by the House and if he thinks he will be acquitted in the Senate.
Biden stated that even if Trump is acquitted, “the American people, including the senators who are going to vote to acquit him, know no one wants their kid to grow up like him,” attendees report him stating.
“No psychiatrist or anyone in the association can talk about the fact that this president has a serious problem,” Biden continued. “Narcissism is a mental deficiency. And it means you cannot tolerate any criticism at all.”
He then added, “Now, whether he’s a narcissist or not, some people think he’s a narcissist.”
Biden also spoke about how he would regain the trust of the U.S.’s allies if he is elected.
“The rule of law is real, and it applies to both Left and Right … There’s a lot going on. I think we can fix it, and we have one shot, and that’s this next election,” he said. “I think that the reason I’m running is because I have been in a position where I’ve actually been able to get things done in the United States Congress.”
The House’s impeachment proceedings revolve around a July 25 phone call that Trump had with the president of Ukraine, as well as a whistleblower’s complaint about the controversial phone call. During the conversation, Trump attempted to pressure Ukraine to open an investigation into Biden and his son, Hunter. Trump withheld nearly $400 million in military aid from Ukraine in an attempt to pressure them into opening the investigation, which would have benefitted Trump politically.
Lawmakers introduced two articles of impeachment against Trump last week. The articles were: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Those articles were approved by the House Judiciary Committee. The full house will vote on the articles on Wednesday.
Currently, Joe Biden leads the pack of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates with nearly 27% support.