What does Biden have in common with Trump? Delusional nostalgia | Moira Donegan

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The former vice-president’s unrepentant sexism appeals to a vision of the past based more in fantasy than reality

Joe Biden is building a campaign of reminiscences. The former vice-president and current Democratic presidential frontrunner is pitching voters the idea that the past was better than the present, and that Biden, at 76, represents the past.

“I believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he represents as an aberrant moment in time,” he said in his campaign announcement video. “With Trump gone, you’re going to see things change,” he said last week, referring to the Republican party. “Because these folks know better.”

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