From: Jamie Munks
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:16 AM
To: Dubyak, Meghan M. EOP/OVP; Lance, Kirsten E. EOP/OVP
Subject: VP pool report 1
Vice President Joe Biden arrived at a campaign field office in the Las Vegas valley at 10:43 p.m. to a standing ovation and raucous applause from a crowd of more than 100 people.
As Biden was introduced by a first-time voter, he hugged a supporter seated in the front row.
"She asked for the hug," Biden quipped.
Biden highlighted about the stream of immigration throughout America's history, mixed with periods "where have xenophobic people," Biden said. "You go down the whole history."
Biden emphasized that the variety of cultures and backgrounds are the reason for why the United States is "so unique."
"The people who come here are the people who have courage. They're optimists. They believe," Biden said.
Biden contended that President Barack Obama has taken the United States "from crisis to recovery" and said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is "going to write the next chapter."
"What bothers me is the pundits are saying she's winning because the other guy is so bad," Biden said of Clinton. "That's not good enough."
Biden is as optimistic about America's prospects than ever, he said.
The room was covered in Hillary Clinton campaign signs.
Biden said there's a double standard for Clinton, and when she shows emotion she's accused of "playing the woman card."
"She had been so maligned about who she is for so long," Biden said.
Biden called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent comments about women "the textbook definition of sexual assault."
Biden wrapped up his comments around 11:10 a.m.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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