On Saturday, former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking with Reverend Al Sharpton, compared President Trump’s presidency to the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, blustering, “I think that Donald Trump may have reawakened sensibilities in this country to say, ‘Whoa, maybe we can do this now,’ just like our generation was awakened when Dr. King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated.”

Prior to that piece of demagoguery, Sharpton commented, “The president announced today that he’s going to have a two-week delay on his announcement that he was sending ICE in after hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants. Nancy Pelosi called him last night and asked him not to do it. He’s going to do a two-week delay. What’s your reaction?”

Biden replied with a whole series of accusations, snapping, “He shouldn’t do it at all. Did you see they’re in the 9th circuit right now arguing that kids who are being detained by ICE should not even have blankets, toothbrushes, and the rest. They can sleep on floors. They’re actually making that argument today. And not only is that cruel, but imagine what it says to the rest of the world about who we are. Look, we should immediately let the Dreamers in, period. We should be moving in the direction of making sure there’s a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people who are here.”

Biden later hilariously could not even remember the immortal words on the Statue of Liberty, turning to Sharpton and saying, “Look, you come from a state that has a big ol’ statue. It says, ‘Send me your – and it goes on.’”

As a former vice president might want to know, the actual words on the Statue of Liberty don’t even start out “Send me.” They read, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Biden pontificated, “What we should be doing is what Barack and I started in our administration, where he released 38,000 prisoners from the federal prison system … No on should go to jail for a drug offense … There’s so much we can do, and it’s within our capacity to do it. That’s the interesting thing. I think what’s happening now is, I think that Donald Trump may have reawakened sensibilities in this country to say, ‘Whoa, maybe we can do this now,’ just like our generation was awakened when Dr. King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated. Our whole generation [said], ‘I’m back in, man.’ These millennials, they get it, Rev. And now they want to get engaged.”

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