Vice President Joe Biden said during a speech in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 15 that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could not be trusted with the country's nuclear codes (video below).
Biden was speaking at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton when he brought up the nuclear topic, notes CNN.
Biden reminded the audience that Republicans in national security have criticized Trump's statements, and that Trump has encouraged other countries to develop nuclear weapons.
"Someone who lacks this judgment cannot be trusted, there's a guy that follows me, right back here, has the nuclear codes," Biden said. "So God forbid if anything were to happen to the president and I had to make a decision, the codes are with me. [Trump] is not qualified to know the codes! He can't be trusted!"
Earlier in his speech, Biden stated his security concerns should Trump become the president:
No major party nominee in the history the United States of America - now don't cheer, quiet, just listen - has known less or been less prepared to deal with our national security than Donald Trump. And what absolutely amazes me is that he doesn't seem to want to learn it. No, I really mean it. He doesn't seem to want to learn it. He doesn't seem to think it matters. This man is totally, thoroughly unqualified to be President of the United States of America.
Biden also slammed Trump for praising Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iraq President Saddam Hussein: "[Trump] would have loved Stalin. He would have loved Stalin."
Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani, who was the mayor of New York City during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 (when President George W. Bush was in office), stumped for Trump in Youngstown, Ohio. Giuliani said there were no Islamic terrorist attacks before President Obama was elected in 2008, notes Talking Points Memo.
"Under those 8 years, before Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States," Giuliani asserted. "They all started when Clinton and Obama got into office."
(Note: Nuclear codes part is at 5:15 mark)