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    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers a major policy speech at the Paddington Town Hall in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Biden is in Australia as part of a tour of the Pacific.

SYDNEY >> Vice President Joe Biden has told Australians not to worry about the divisive U.S. election because the “better angels in America will prevail.”

Biden made the comments in a speech on Wednesday punctuating his four-day trip Down Under. While in Australia, he met with the nation’s leaders and troops in a bid to reassert America’s standing as a so-called Pacific power in the region.

In his speech, the vice president said that while both Australia and the U.S. had been strengthened by generations of courageous immigrants, both still grapple with racism and exclusion that leaves many citizens behind.

But Biden said the countries were seeking change, so Australians should not worry about the U.S. election. He said: “The better angels in America will prevail.”

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  • obama’s foreign policies and hiliar’s state department festured tenure has left the world politics in shambles.

    the mid east is imploding, china and russia are aggressively expanding, north korea is firing off missiles, africa is infested with isis, al queda and boko haram, europe is disintegrating, south america is economically failing, and the australians are directly affected by china’s attempts at international sea route closures.

    and biden asks australia to pray for better angels. perhaps he is predicting a brokered democrat convention that will appoint him as the new presidential candidate as opposed to the bitter angle now offered up by democrats.

  • Thankfully, the Vice President is correct. There aren’t enough imbeciles, racist, bigots and failed white men / white supremacists in the United States to elect Mr. Trump. People may not like Mrs. Clinton so much, but she will be a much better President than Mr. Trump could ever be.

  • Haaaaaaaaaaaa! “Better Angels” Indeed ,because it will be better than the Demo(ns)crat. Addressing Australia’s Town Hall you have to remember,in Australia there are more conservatives ,than Liberals. They must have been laughing to themselves……is Uncle Joe Serious?

    Hillary must be shaking now! When president Trump is sworn into office, this is one of the first things he going to do to “Sweet Hillary”,and that is ,LOCK Her Sweet Arse up! And expose this so called Obama “Transparency” for what it really is.

    • Sure. What would be better than to give power to a mean-spirited, thin skinned bully who should imprison someone without charges?

      You don’t understand this (or much else for that matter) but that’s one of the long list of reasons why Mr. Trump will never be President.

      You certainly are a Trump supporter!

      • Guilty..Lock her up Sheriff David Clarke will recommend she be prosecuted and Chris Christie will get it done. What goes around comes around.

      • “Mean spirited,thin skinned bully” Haaaaaaa! I love it! You just can’t help yourself,huh klastri! aka.” Miss.Fatal Attraction”. Baited again ,& you bite ALL the time no matter whats on the hook! You’re too funny!
        Permit me to borrow one of Allie words: “Scary” . I noticed when ever your team seems to be on losing end,you come up with all this derogatory names.
        Is this Acts of Frustration or could it be Desperation,because Hillary’s poll numbers are sinking?
        Yes a Donald supporter indeed. Let’ Make America Great Again,but first can we Lock-up sweet Hillary ?Please. lol

  • Like a good Roman Catholic, Vice President Biden inserts ” better angels” will prevail in this year’s Presidential election. Since Catholics don’t read the Holy Bible, Biden is not aware that Satan the devil sometimes disguise as an angel of light. Since the Democratic party, the party of political correctness, the party of murdering the unborn; the party of homosexual marriage, and the same party that “booed God” at their last convention, is definitely the party of Satan doing his will.

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