In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Joe Biden provided his own insight into the recent presidential election, in which Donald Trump won what many considered to be a surprise victory over the political favorite and Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.
While much of the Democratic party has taken to blaming Clinton’s loss on a myriad of things other than the candidate or her campaign, Biden offered a more realistic take on how the Democrats managed to lose their way.
“My dad used to have an expression. He said, ‘I don’t expect the government to solve my problems. But I expect them to understand it,” Biden said. “I believe that we were not letting an awful lot of people—high school-educated, mostly Caucasian, but also people of color—know that we understood their problems.”
Although many prominent democrats have suggested that Trump’s support came from racist whites, hoping to use their vote as a means to attack minorities, Biden recognized the types of people in the pro-Trump crowds.