Joe Biden went home to his birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania, with a message for blue-collar and middle-class voters: Republican nominee Donald Trump is not your friend and champion. He’s the enemy of your station in life.
“The phrase he’s most proud of: ‘You’re fired.’ Think about the phrase: ‘You’re fired,’ ” Biden said at a rally, his first campaign appearance with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“How can there be pleasure in division and ‘you’re fired’? And he’s trying to tell us he cares about the middle class. Give me a break,” he said, echoing a message he delivered at the Democratic National Convention. “Such a bunch of malarkey. It makes no sense. None, none, none, none.”
Malarkey is such a great word, and we’ll miss it when Biden, the word’s most notable utterer, leaves Washington.
Just 12 weeks until we start counting up the votes. Welcome to the malarkey edition of the Voter Guide.
Elsewhere, in malarkey
▪ In beyond-bizarre malarkey, Rudy Giuliani, of all people, appeared to forget the biggest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil, the one that killed or wounded thousands of people in the city where he was mayor, telling a Trump rally that “before Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack” in the United States. Giuliani, who has become one of Trump’s loudest advocates, also appeared not to know what Midwestern state he was in. Beyond bizarre.
And: Malarkey, verbatim, and with punctuation.
Such a bunch of malarkey. It makes no sense. None, none, none, none.
Vice President Joe Biden
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