Biden likens Trump to Fidel Castro as candidates battle to win Latino voters


Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden likened President Trump to the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro though talking with Univision Orlando on Tuesday.

Trump has accused Biden of getting a software of the much left, claiming Democrats are pushing socialist ideas, but the previous vice president turned that comparison around in an interview with the Spanish language outlet.


“Trump has much more in typical with Castro than with Churchill,” Biden claimed, introducing, “Look who he admires. He admires Putin, he admires Xi, he admires everyone who behaves in an authoritarian way. I am the actual reverse. I have faith in the democratic system.”

Quite a few of Florida’s Spanish-talking citizens arrived in the Sunshine Condition just after fleeing socialist or communist regimes this kind of as Castro’s Cuba. The previous vice president is searching to obtain floor amongst Hispanic voters in the battleground state as Trump held a slim lead around him with that demographic in an NBC/Marist poll final 7 days. The exact same poll experienced the two candidates in a deadlock for in general assist in the point out.

In 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton defeat Trump by extra than 25 details among Florida’s Hispanic voters, according to exit polls, but Trump nonetheless gained the state.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democratic presidential candidate previous Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Thirty day period function, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Image/Patrick Semansky)

Biden informed reporters as he headed to Florida this week that his mission in the state would be to court Spanish-talking voters.

“I will communicate about how I am heading to perform like the satan to make certain I convert just about every Latino and Hispanic vote,” Biden said when requested by reporters what his information would be in the country’s major traditional general election battleground state.


A Florida Democratic operative was pessimistic about Biden’s present place amid Hispanic voters, telling The Hill, “There’s definitely no good solution below if you are the Biden campaign.”

Biden caught some flack for a cringe-deserving second at a marketing campaign event in Kissimmee, Fla. Tuesday evening.

Biden paused and reached for his cellphone in his pocket when he acquired to the podium at the event, which was intended to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Thirty day period.

“I just have one point to say,” Biden began as he looked down at his phone. “Dangle on below.”

He then held his telephone to the microphone, which commenced enjoying the 2017 hit track “Despacito” from Luis Fonsi, who experienced launched the candidate. Following approximately 15 seconds of bobbing his head and carefully dancing guiding the podium, he paused the new music.

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“I will tell you what — if I had the expertise of any a single of these folks, I might be elected president by acclamation,” Biden chuckled.

“Oh my,” CBS Information correspondent Ed O’Keefe reacted.

“Does @JoeBiden recognize that Despacito implies ‘slowly’? Fits well with Sluggish Joe,” Trump marketing campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp quipped.

Fox News’ Allie Raffa, Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Morgan Phillips contributed to this report.