Joe Biden: Russian Election Meddling Wouldn’t Have Happened On My Watch Or Obama’s

Joe Biden: Russian Election Meddling Wouldn’t Have Happened On My Watch Or Obama’s

Former Vice President Joe Biden has told CNN that he wouldn’t allow Russia to meddle in elections if he were president. The Democratic front runner spoke exclusively to CNN in a wide-ranging interview. He strongly criticized President Donald Trump.

In one section of the aired interview, Biden and CNN’s Chris Cuomo focused on foreign policy.

“What bothers abroad is, look, the idea that we can go it alone with no alliances for the next 20 or 30 years is a disaster,” Biden said.

“How are we going to deal with stateless terrorism without doing what I’ve been able to do with the president, put together a coalition of 50, 60 nations to take it on? I came out of a generation where we were trying to be the policemen of the world.”

“We can’t go every place. We need allies. He [Trump] is absolutely dissing them. He’s embracing thugs, He’s embracing Kim Jong Un, who’s a thug. He’s embracing Putin who is a flat dictato. He’s embracing people — he’s stiff arming our friends. He’s threatening NATO to pull out of NATO. I mean, come on.”

“Let me put it this way, if he wins re-election, I promise you there’ll be no NATO in four years or five years.”

“No more NATO,” Biden said.  “Why did we set up NATO, Chris? So no one nation could abuse the power in the region in Europe, that would suck us in the bay they did in World War I and World War 2. It’s being crushed.”

“Look at Putin. While Putin is trying to undo our elections, he is undoing elections in Europe. Look what’s happening in Hungary, look what’s happening in Poland, look what’s happening in Moldova. Look what’s happening. You think that would happen on my watch or Barack’s watch? You can’t answer that, but I promise it wouldn’t have, and it didn’t.”

Biden didn’t note that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election while Barack Obama was president and he was vice president.

Watch the video above, via CNN.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.