TVJoe Biden Really Went for It When Jimmy Fallon Asked Him About the Debate
The Vice President almost (almost!) raised his voice at some comments Trump made during the first presidential debate.
U.S. Vice President and America's favorite uncle Joe Biden stopped by The Tonight Show on Thursday, and for a brief second the chillest man in politics grew somewhat heated after Jimmy Fallon asked him about Monday's presidential debate. Fallon, who treats racist demagogues and vice presidents with the same level of guffawing respect, earnestly asked Biden his opinion about the Trump vs. Clinton showdown, and the VP grew serious after starting out with a zinger.
"I've never seen anybody who knew as few facts," Biden joked when Fallon asked if he'd ever seen so much fact-checking during a debate. But then Biden brought a little more emotion to his answer when talking about Trump, and you could hear the righteousness in his voice when he criticized Trump for celebrating his, uh, business acumen during the debate.
"What amazes me about Donald Trump [is] his lack of sensibility," Biden said. "The way he talks about, 'I was rooting for the housing market to fail because that's business.' That's not business. That's callous. 'I paid no taxes and that makes me smart.' What does that make the rest of us, suckers?"
"Can you think of any President that you've studied, read about or knew, who would say anything like that? It angers me, quite frankly," Biden continued. "The American people don't like being played for suckers."
Not only do we hate being played for suckers, we hate seeing someone piss off Joe Biden, a man who doesn't want problems but instead a rigid fist bump to confirm that he's hip to the game. (Seriously, to have Biden's zeal for life after all he's been through is nothing short of remarkable.) Trump would be wise to follow words Biden later gave Fallon about what it takes to become well-liked:
“By the way, I learned how to become the ideal candidate. Announce you’re not running for president.”