MEXICO CITY (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that some U.S. campaign rhetoric about Mexico and immigrants has been "dangerous, damaging and incredibly ill-advised" and is out of step with most Americans' attitudes.
Speaking in Mexico City at Cabinet-level talks on boosting economic and commercial ties with one of the United States' top trading partners, Biden reassured Mexican officials that such talk does not reflect the countries' bilateral relations.
"The main message I wanted to say to you is that I understand that you can't poison the well and at the same time work out a real estate agreement to buy the well," he said.
Without naming names Biden was generally critical of Republican candidates, several of whom have proposed measures from walling the entire U.S.-Mexico border to deporting all 11 million people estimated to be living in the United States illegally. GOP front-runner Donald Trump said last year that Mexico was sending crime, drugs and "rapists" north of the border.
"Some of the rhetoric coming from some of the presidential candidates on the other team are I think dangerous, damaging and incredibly ill-advised," Biden said. "But here's what I'm here to tell you: They do not, they do not, they do not represent the view of the vast majority of the American people."
Blog Author's Comments -- Biden does not speak for me. You shouldn't lie to them Biden. This is a big reason why Donald Trump is so popular, it's not out of step with Americans' attitudes. Many voters welcome somone running for president who will tell them what they have wanted to hear and do something about those issues for many years.
When is Biden going to apologize to the American people who are being forced to pay for all the illegals in our country and the many who are doing crime? I’m not apologizing for expecting our government to enforce immigration laws. If anyone should apologize it’s Mexico and of course Obama to the American people, but of course that will never happen. He is going to do as much damage as he can before he is no longer in office.