Joe Biden compared President Donald Trump to the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro on Tuesday during a campaign swing through Florida.
The former vice president, who has struggled to make inroads with the Sunshine State’s large Cuban-American population, first broached the comparison during an interview with Univision Orlando when asked about claims Trump has made alleging the Democrat ticket is a “trojan horse” for more radical elements of the progressive movement. Biden responded that attempts to paint him as a “socialist” were foolhardy given the incumbent and “who he admires.”
“Trump has more in common with Castro than with Churchill,” the Democrat nominee told the outlet, adding that Trump “admires Putin, he admires Xi, he admires everyone who behaves in an authoritarian way. I am the exact opposite. I have faith in the democratic system.”
Biden repeated the claim later the same day, this time during a televised interview with José Díaz-Balart