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Vice President Joe Biden campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Northeast Ohio Thursday

Posted: 12:40 PM, Aug 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-02 08:16:18-04
Joe Biden visiting Cleveland next week
Joe Biden visiting Cleveland next week
Joe Biden visiting Cleveland next week
Joe Biden visiting Cleveland next week
Joe Biden visiting Cleveland next week
Joe Biden visiting Cleveland next week
Joe Biden visiting Cleveland next week
Joe Biden visiting Cleveland next week
Joe Biden visiting Cleveland next week
Joe Biden visiting Cleveland next week
Joe Biden visiting Cleveland next week
Joe Biden visiting Cleveland next week

On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden campaigned for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Ohio.

Biden urged Ohioans to vote for Clinton and her vision for "an America that is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top."

Biden appeared at the UAW in Warren at 11 a.m. and spoke again at the UAW in Parma at 5:45 p.m. 

Biden, speaking to about 250 people at a United Auto Workers union hall near Youngstown in Ohio's Mahoning Valley, said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is irresponsible and shouldn't be given access to the United States' nuclear codes.

He spoke in an area of this bellwether state where Trump showed considerable strength during the Republican primary.

It's the second time Biden has campaigned for Clinton.

While Biden repeated throughout the speech that Clinton "gets it" when it comes to the middle class, he largely concentrated on the role of unions in revitalizing the American auto industry. He also talked about his family's struggles growing up and Trump's inability to connect with working-class Americans.

In Parma, Biden began by talking about how he wasn't necessarily going to give a political speech, but rather a lesson:

 

PHOTO GALLERY | Biden in Parma

Among other things, he also spoke about the gap between the wealthy and middle class: 

He concluded his speech with an anecdote about his own father and the hardships of the middle class, also noting that Trump did not understand their struggle.