Joe Biden is "surprised" Donald Trump is still a candidate: "I've never known of a candidate who knows as little about the world"

Joe Biden told the "Tonight Show" he's really worried about the damage a Donald Trump presidency can do

Brendan Gauthier
September 30, 2016 4:21PM (UTC)

Vice President Joe Biden guested on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" on Thursday. Asked his take on the seemingly neck-and-neck current presidential race, Biden said that voters during the last four presidential elections "have taken longer and longer to make up their minds."

"I think they're really uneasy," Biden said. "I don't think they're made up their minds yet .... But it has surprised me. It has surprised me that [Trump] did as well as he did in the Republican primaries and it's surprised me that he's still in the game."


"I'm not talking about his character," Biden clarified his remarks on the Republican presidential nominee. "I've never known of a candidate who knows as little about the world as this man does."

The Vice President referred to his conversations with foreign leaders about the United States' commitment to NATO, which Trump has suggested he, as president, would consider on a case-to-case basis.

"I don't even think he understands how much damage he does by what he's already said," Biden added. "It's almost like the guy didn't really intend to [run for president]."

Asked to weigh in on the gaffe-happy Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Biden just laughed.

"He thought Aleppo was a dog food or something," Biden responded, referring to Johnson's isolationist blunder earlier this month on MSNBC.

Then, of course, Biden stumped for his party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.


"Hillary is one of the brightest people I've ever known, has incredible amount of experience," he said. "I think she's gonna win and I think we'll be in good hands."

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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