Former Vice President Joe Biden said he vowed to give President Donald Trump an "even shot" after the election, but the president's response to the deadly rally in Charlottesville forced him to change his perspective.
"How many of you are now anxious about the stability of the republic?" he asked.
Biden said Trump's administration has made Americans, regardless of political party affiliation, worry about the stability of the country. "How many are now anxious about this new phony nationalism and it's "us against them"?"
"I'm not closing the door", said Biden, who added that he was in good health. "I think people are anxious". "It goes beyond President Trump, in my view".
To say the Clinton camp is furious at what they regard as betrayal doesn't do justice to their outrage.
Biden, who is promoting a book he wrote about his first-born son that died of brain cancer in 2015, told the NBC television network that he has not decided on a possible nomination for the 2020 presidential elections.
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"The idea that you would see, in America, in a historic city, Nazis carrying flags, spouting the same bile about Jews that was spouted in Germany in the '30s, and then these guys crawling out from under rocks with torches, and to not have an outright flat condemnation of that ... I thought the silence was deafening", Biden added. "I find it reprehensible", he said.
"We (want to) set up trauma centers where women can go to get the long-term help they need to deal with these crises".