"I don't want anyone to be down about what's happening in the Republican party," said Vice President Joe Biden, now clearly running for president. "Remember not withstanding the fact here's one guy absolutely denigrating an entire group of people, appealing to the baser side of human nature, working on this notion of xenophobia in a way that hasn't occurred in a long time," Biden said around the swimming pool at his Washington residence.
"Folks, the American people are with us. I know it doesn't feel that way, but I'm telling you, I'm telling you the American people agree with us," he said. "This will pass: Trump, and that stuff that you're hearing on the other team."