Biden: Abrams achieved 'in a matter of minutes' what Trump failed to do in entire State of the Union speech

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Iowa governor suggests immigrants partially to blame for rising COVID-19 cases Biden officials pledge to confront cybersecurity challenges head-on MORE (D) praised former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams after she delivered the Democratic response to President TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit MORE’s State of the Union address.

In a tweet, Biden, who is considering a run for the White House in 2020, said Abrams achieved in her brief speech what Trump “failed to do in over an hour.”

“Stacey Abrams achieved in a matter of minutes something Donald Trump failed to do in over an hour -- to embrace and give voice to the spirit and core values that make America great,” Biden wrote.


In her approximately 10-minute-long remarks, Abrams advocated for election reform to protect voting rights, spoke about the plight of federal workers in the recent government shutdown and called out racism in the U.S.

"We continue to confront racism from our past and in our present, which is why we must hold everyone from the highest offices to our own families accountable for racist words and deeds — and call racism what it is: wrong,” she said.

Trump’s remarks, which lasted just under 90 minutes, included a number of calls for political unity. But his comments on abortion, immigration and national security prompted a divisive response in the House chamber, with Democratic lawmakers declining to applaud and audibly groaning at parts of his speech.