On Thursday, Joe Biden played the part of a blue-collar American when he slammed Trump’s excessive lifestyle and privileged upbringing.

Stumping for Hillary Clinton, Biden worked to break down the idea that Trump somehow speaks for blue-collar Americans by pointing out his lavish lifestyle and out-of-touch beliefs.

“This is a guy who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth that now he’s choking on because his foot’s in his mouth—with the spoon”

While that turn of phrase was a bit clunky, the next statement he made truly hit home.

“He don’t understand this any more than you understand what it’s like to live in a 30,000 square foot penthouse, 80 floors up in New York. You don’t understand that – I don’t! He doesn’t have any idea what it’s like to sit at my dad’s kitchen table and hear my mom say, ‘honey, we need new tires on the car,’ and hear him say, ‘honey, you gotta get 10,000 more miles. We just don’t have it right now.”

This may sound a bit rich coming from the well-off Vice President, but Biden came from humble means and has worked his way up to where he is. If you’ll recall, Trump feels he did the same – having been given just a measly one million dollars by his father to start his career.



Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com