Trump knocks 'Sleepy Joe Biden' over comments about working with segregationists

Trump knocks 'Sleepy Joe Biden' over comments about working with segregationists
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Trump is failing on trade policy Trump holds call with Netanyahu to discuss possible US-Israel defense treaty MORE in a tweet Sunday morning knocked Joe BidenJoe BidenEric Holder: Democrats 'have to understand' that 'borders mean something' Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Biden says he'll release medical records before primaries MORE after the 2020 Democratic front-runner apologized for his recent remarks about his ability to work with segregationists when he was a senator.

"Sleepy Joe Biden just admitted he worked with segregationists and separately, has already been very plain about the fact that he will be substantially raising everyone’s taxes if he becomes president," Trump tweeted. "Ridiculously, all Democrats want to substantially raise taxes!"

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Biden on Saturday maintained he had done the right thing by working across the aisle with people whose views he found “repugnant,” but apologized if he gave the impression he was praising the senators.

“Everything they stood for offended me. They represented everything that I ran against.” Biden said in Sumter, S.C. “I do believe we have work to do, even with those who we find repugnant, to make our system of government to work for all of us. I believe then and I believe now, and I know it can be done without compromising on our principles.”

“Folks, now was I wrong a few weeks ago to somehow give the impression to people that I was praising those men who I successfully opposed time and again? Yes, I was. I regret it and I’m sorry for any of the pain or misconception I may have caused anybody.”

Biden has faced withering criticism over his recent remarks about staunch segregationist Sens. James O. Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, saying at a fundraiser last month “there was some civility” in the Senate and “we got things done.”

He added on Saturday that his positions had changed along with the country, but defended his record of defending civil rights.