President Joe Biden criticized supporters of former President Donald Trump as a “significant minority” of Americans during a press conference in Europe on Monday.
The president spoke about Trump and his supporters during a press conference after a day of NATO summit meetings with world leaders.
I think it’s appropriate to say that the Republican party is vastly diminished in numbers, the leadership of the Republican party is fractured and the Trump wing of the party is the bulk of the party, but it makes up a significant minority of the American people.
Biden was asked by a reporter how America’s allies could trust his assertion that “America was back” after Trump’s presidency.
“What I’m saying to them is, ‘Watch me,’” Biden replied, adding he was trusting that world leaders believed, “that I mean what I say and they believe that I keep my commitments when I say it.”
Biden said he believed the United States was at a moment of turning away from the “phony populism” that Trump inflamed with his presidency.