Biden and Trump’s gaffes aren’t equal

It’s well within the election season and people have been deciding who they want to vote for to be the Democratic nominee. There are lots of diverse candidates with varied backgrounds. One can tell that it’s a very tense and emotional race with our Democracy on the line. The first priority of this election is picking the candidate that can beat Trump in 2020.

We are critical of the candidates because we are looking for the right leader defeat Trump and to heal our country. To unite us all from the disaster of Trump’s presidency. One of the many critiques I’ve noticed have been related to Vice President Joe gaffes. Being too critical could change a person’s mind for picking the right candidate for the job. It’s fair and legitimate to criticize Biden for his gaffes. It is also important to remember that these criticisms aren’t meant to hurt of divide us the way Trump has. Biden is a Centrist Democrat that relates to many Democrats in the United States. We do need to acknowledge there’s a good possibility that Biden could win the nomination. When it really comes down to it, Joe Biden is a human being who just made a simple mistake. He is a person who cares with compassion and has done a lot of good for our country. He doesn’t fight or insult and will hold those accountable that need it. Trump’s gaffes include a racist and hateful tone to them, for example during his campaign Trump called Mexicans rapists and Muslims terrorist. Trump also said, “Islam hates us.” Also, he described immigrants seeking asylum as an invasion.

In 1991 Trump said “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys wearing yarmulkes… Those are the only kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else…” The list of hateful gaffs goes on. Biden’s doesn’t even compare to the hate and divisiveness Trump displays every day of his life. Biden’s were simple mistakes and often apologized for his comments, and that is another difference between Biden and Trump, Trump doesn’t apologize for anything. I personally think simple mistakes can be overlooked with a staff member correcting the former Vice President off to the side. We should focus on vetting his policies like we would other Democratic candidates. When it comes to it, there’s really no comparison between the gaffes of Biden and Trump. If Biden does win the primaries the 2020 election could be seen as hate vs compassion, and I’ll make it clear if Biden is the nominee, he will have my full support.

About the Author
David Weissman was born in New York and served in the US Army for 13 years, with two deployments to Afghanistan. He is a former Republican and left MAGA and ended his support for Trump. He joined the Democratic party now fighting for the rights of others.
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