Biden: Trump would have loved Stalin

Vice President Biden said Monday that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE would have loved former Soviet Union dictator Joseph Stalin, whose tyrannical regime is blamed for millions of deaths and the start of the Cold War with the U.S. 

Speaking in his first campaign appearance with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFemale Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations Klobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up McCabe's shocking claims prove the bloodless coup rolls on MORE at a rally in Scranton, Pa., Biden drew attention to Trump’s remarks last month in which the GOP nominee urged the Russians to find and publish emails from the private server Clinton used while secretary of State. 


“This guy’s shame has no limits,” Biden said. “He’s gone so far as to ask Putin and Russia to conduct cyberattacks against the United Sates of America. Even if he’s joking, which he’s not, even if he’s joking what an outrageous thing to say.” 

“Look folks, these are not isolated examples,” Biden continued. “He’s even showered praise on Saddam Hussein, one of the vilest dictators of the 20th century, a man who repeatedly backed terror attacks against Israel because he was supposedly the reason he admires him — he was a killer of terrorists, that’s why he liked Saddam. He would’ve loved Stalin. He would’ve loved Stalin.” 

Democrats have seized on Trump’s remarks in praise of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his campaign manager Paul Manafort’s international consulting work for a deposed regime in Ukraine as evidence the GOP nominee is being influenced by dangerous foreign powers.

Biden on Monday also accused Trump of embracing “tactics” championed by terrorists. 

“This says a lot about his approach; that explains why he so often embraces tactics of terrorist enemies themselves,” Biden said. "Religious intolerance. Casting entire communities culpable for the acts of a few in the community. Torture, when he knows it’s illegal and says he’d still order it even when the military commanders said that they would not obey his orders ... threatening to kill innocent family members of suspects. Indiscriminate bombing. But he calls for it.”