Biden believes Clinton can win Missouri

Biden came to St. Louis to tout a company which helps place people in tech jobs. But he also talked about the Presidential Race.

Vice President Joe Biden was in town Friday.

He stopped by the Goody Goody Diner in north city, where he shook hands and took some selfies with customers.

Biden came to St. Louis to tout a company which helps place people in tech jobs, but he also talked about the presidential race.

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with NewsChannel 5 On Your Side’s Mike Rush, Biden said that despite Missouri's voting history, he believes Hillary Clinton can win the state.

The VP in STL was talking tech and the success of the locally-based non-profit, LaunchCode.

Started by Square co-founder Jim McKelvy, LaunchCode connects companies with people who have skills and desire but lack traditional training.

Before the crowded room, Biden steered clear of the presidential election, but afterwards at a local diner spoke of Donald Trump.

“This guy is not very stable,” said Biden.

Biden told Mike Rush, “Trump is not that highly regarded, so I think it's a race.”

Even though Missouri hasn't voted for a democrat in a presidential election in 20 years.

Missouri polls, as a whole, show no runaway winner, but Biden believes people are just now starting to focus on their choices.

When asked what he would tell Missouri voters who at this point are still not comfortable with Hillary Clinton's trust level, with this e-mail scandal, Biden replied:

“I think just look at the issues and ask yourself the question when the election is over, whomever I elect as president, is my standard of living likely to be higher or lower when they're finished with their term? And I think if they focus on that, I think it's a clear choice. I think Hillary is the clear choice.”

In a statement, the Chairman of Missouri's Republican Party John Hancock said, "No matter how much Joe Biden tries to paper over the failure of the Obama administration's liberal economic policies, it won't change the fact that the Obama economy has been devastating for American workers: millions of people dropping out of the workforce and millions more underemployed."

Donald Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, rallied in Chesterfield earlier this week.


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