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PoliticsBiden says Trump making America less secure, less respected

01:15  24 august  2019
01:15  24 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has been making the United States " less respected , less secure ," and proving himself -- as Democrats and possibly some Republicans feared -- temperamentally unfit to serve as commander-in-chief

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing Donald Trump ahead of the president's visit to the Group of Seven summit in France, saying Trump is engaged in an "irrational and self-defeating campaign to make America less secure and less respected in the world."

Biden says Trump making America less secure, less respected © Provided by The Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Federation of Labor convention, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Biden says Trump's criticism of Denmark and other NATO allies is not only embarrassing but is "making the American people less safe."

The scathing statement from the president's would-be Democratic rival comes hours before Trump's departure for the G7 summit in Biarritz.

Biden is also criticizing Trump for saying he'd be open to re-admitting Russia to the group after its 2014 expulsion over its invasion of Ukraine.

Biden says Trump's "incompetence threatens to permanently reduce America's standing."

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