Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday called President Donald Trump the first racist president in U.S. history.
The Biden campaign in a statement later acknowledged past racist presidents but said Trump stands out among them.
Trump has previously claimed Biden called him “racist” and “xenophobic” for restricting travel from China earlier this year.
Biden’s comments Wednesday appeared to be the first time the former vice president has directly called Trump a racist.
The former vice president has previously accused Trump of having “fanned the flames of white supremacy” and compared the president to former Alabama Gov.