JOE Biden says he believes members of President Trump's base support the notion that all Mexicans are "rapists" and all Muslims are "bad."
Biden, who will face off against Trump in the presidential election, claims that the incumbent's supporters enjoy creating division.
The veteran Democrat was asked if he could connect with people who favor Trump during a virtual fundraiser.
"His base? Probably not," Biden said Wednesday night, according to The New York Post.
“There are people who support the president because they like the fact that he is engaged in the politics of division.
"They really support the notion that, you know, all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad and… dividing this nation based on ethnicity, race.
“This is the one of the few presidents who succeeded by deliberately trying to divide the country not unite the country.”
Trump referred to Mexicans as "rapists" during a 2015 speech that launched his presidential campaign.
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," Trump told his supporters.
"They're not sending you. They're not sending you.
"They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us.
"They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Biden said Trump's base includes supporters who are “among the people I grew up with, white working-class, high-school educated people,” according to The Post.
He claims that Trump forgot about the people who got him elected, saying the president had “decimated” the group’s “ability to have health insurance," the newspaper reported.
“It’s about dignity… He doesn’t seem to give a damn about it, he doesn’t talk about it at all, he has no sense of empathy,” he said.
"That’s why I think the Democratic party will be able to win those folks back.
“The people who voted Republican last time… who don’t want to vote for Trump – whether they want to vote for me or not is a different story – but they don’t want to vote for Trump, they’re looking for an alternative and I think, I hope to God, I can provide that alternative… I really mean it.
"I think there’s a chance.”
Biden secured the Democratic nomination when Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race last week.
He is in the process of choosing a running mate.
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