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RUSH: Here’s Joe Biden unloading on Trump and his supporters last night at the vice president’s residence. Biden invited a bunch of Hispanic leaders to the vice president’s residence on the grounds of Naval Observatory.

BIDEN: There’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, since the Know-Nothing Party at the, uh, uh, end (sic) of the nineteenth century. You’re talking about somebody who’s talking about a minority within a minority party within a minority.

RUSH: All right. So that’s Biden pandering to Hispanic leaders, and he went on and then he called Trump’s message “sick” and assured these Hispanics that they are welcome in America.

BIDEN: This will pass. Trump and that stuff you’re hearing on the other team… And this isn’t about Democrat-Republican. It’s about a sick message. This message has been tried on America many times before. We always, always, always, always, always overcome it. So, please, don’t take your eye off the ball. Don’t take your off the ball. The first thing is: You’re always welcome here.

RUSH: What does that mean, “Don’t take your eye off the ball”? Keep sending us money? What does that mean, “Don’t take your eye off the ball”? Don’t take your eye off the ball. What does it mean, your your friends and we need your money? He’s talking to Hispanic leaders, “Don’t take your eye off the ball.” What’s the ball? (interruption) No, no. He’s telling them, don’t take your eye off the ball, meaning: “Don’t stop supporting us. We’re your friends.

“We’re the guys looking out for your minority of a minority of a minority of a minority that’s a bunch of criminals. We’re looking out for you. Keep sending us your money, keep donating to us, keep electing us, don’t take your eye off the ball, don’t be distracted by what this Trump guy is saying. Even though a majority of majority of people know he’s right, don’t be distracted. Keep your eye on the ball; keep sending us money.

“Except maybe in a few weeks I’ll be telling you don’t send it to Hillary, send it to me. But for now, don’t stop the money don’t take your eye off the ball.” Let’s go back, shall we? This is Joe Biden June 17th, 2006, nine years ago now. Does 2006 sounds like it’s nine years ago to you? It doesn’t to me. I hear 2006 it sounds like yesterday. Nine years ago this was, and here’s Biden on the campaign trail…

BIDEN 2006: In Delaware the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking!

RUSH: “Gotta keep your eye on the ball out there. You gotta know where you’re going and who’s gonna be there. When you go to a Dunkin’ Donuts or when you go to a 7-Eleven, you better have an Indian accent, ’cause that’s who’s there. When you come to the vice president’s house, you better be able to speak Spanish ’cause that’s who’s here. Don’t take your eye off the ball.” That’s just Joe. That’s just Joe! He doesn’t mean anything by it. He’s such a sincere, nice guy. This morning on CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose was speaking with the CBS News congressional correspondent, Nancy Cordes about Biden’s criticism of Trump. Here’s how that went…

ROSE: Xenophobic? Sick?

CORDES: You know, the one person who you can count on to be almost as blunt as Donald Trump is Joe Biden. But it’s not just Biden! You’re starting to hear from Republicans a much blunter message about him as well. The Republican senators I talked to are increasingly concerned that he will be the party’s nominee, and so they’re going to be going after him much more aggressively.

RUSH: Yes, GOP senators agree with Biden, she says. Why do…? Ah, never mind. It’s not a big deal. No, no. I was just gonna ask, “Why do some people say “Bi-DIN” and others say “BI-den”? Biden and Biden. I don’t know. No big deal. I’m just a student of speech patterns, that’s all. So we’ve Nancy Cordes of CBS and Charlie Rose asking her about Trump, “Xenophobic! Sick! Eww!” “Well, you know, the one person who can count on to be almost as blunt as Trump is Biden.”

Oh, is that it, now? Biden is blunt like Trump? “Now we’re hearing Republicans saying that they’re worried that Trump’s gonna be the nominee, so they’re gonna be going after him much more aggressively.”

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