Biden: Trump is the 'most irresponsible president'

President-elect Joe Biden is denouncing President Donald Trump as the "most irresponsible president in American history." Biden warned that "incredibly damaging messages are being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions." (Nov. 19)

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JOE BIDEN: It's not a political statement. It's a patriotic duty.

YAMICHE ALCINDOR: What do you make of the fact that the president is having these calls with Michigan county officials amid his bid to overturn the election? He's going to be having also Michigan Republican legislators at the White House tomorrow. Is anything that he's doing making you rethink your strategy? I know--

JOE BIDEN: What the president's doing now is-- is really-- this is going to be another incident where he will go down in history as being one the most irresponsible presidents in American history. It's-- it's just out of the-- not even within the norm at all. There's questions whether it's even legal.

But it's going to be interesting who shows up in this call to meet with the leadership. And-- but this is going to-- we-- we've won Michigan. It's going to be certified. We're going to end up making clear that-- they are making clear that we won. And but-- it just-- I just-- it's hard to fathom how this man thinks. It's hard to fathom.

I'm-- I'm confident he knows he hasn't won, he's not going to be able to win, and we're going to be sworn in on January 20. And I just-- you know. But far from me to question his motive. It's just-- it's just outrageous what he's doing.

YAMICHE ALCINDOR: And when you take a step back and you look at the way the president is handling this, his refusal to concede, what do you think is really going on here? In your view, Mr. President-elect, what do you think the president is doing? What are Americans witnessing here?

JOE BIDEN: Let me choose my words here. I think they're witnessing incredible irresponsibility, incredibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions. And I think it is-- well, I don't know his motive. But I just think it's totally irresponsible.