Biden on young people complaining they have it tough: 'Give me a break'

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul MORE pushed back this week on millennials who say they have it tough, saying he does not sympathize with them.

"The younger generation now tells me how tough things are. Give me a break. No, no, I have no empathy for it. Give me a break," Biden, 75, told The Los Angeles Times earlier this week.

"Because here's the deal guys, we decided we were gonna change the world. And we did. We did. We finished the civil rights movement in the first stage. The women's movement came to be," he continued. 

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"So my message is, get involved. There's no place to hide. You can go and you can make all the money in the world, but you can't build a wall high enough to keep the pollution out. You can't live where — you can't not be diminished when your sister can't marry the man or woman, or the woman she loves. You can't — when you have a good friend being profiled, you can't escape this stuff." 

Biden made the remarks while promoting his new book "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose."

The former vice president has been floated as a potential Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential race. 

Biden has frequently addressed the topic, telling news outlets for months that he has not made up his mind either way.