U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says Hillary Clinton has ''always been there'' for Americans, and says Donald Trump's concern for the middle class is a ''bunch of malarkey.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: "He's trying to tell us he cares about the middle class- give me a break. That's a bunch of malarkey," says Vice President Joe Biden about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Biden says he knows Hillary Clinton well and that she has "always been there for Americans." The Vice President said it would be significant to have a woman in the white house and would show young girls that "they can do anything." Clinton made history when she secured the party's nomination on Tuesday. When she formally accepts it on Thursday, she will become the Democratic standard-bearer against Republican nominee Trump in the Nov. 8 election. Democrats have buttressed Clinton with a star gathering of current and past party notables. By contrast, many prominent Republicans were absent from the party convention that nominated Trump for the White House last week. Clinton waged another hard-fought primary battle this year, beating off an unexpectedly strong challenge from the left by Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont. Democratic leaders have sought to tamp down lingering bitterness among some die-hard Sanders supporters, and move past unruly displays of dissent that marked the convention's first day on Monday. In a gesture of party unity, Sanders put forward Clinton's name on Tuesday night to make her the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. party. Other speakers on Wednesday will include Clinton's vice presidential running mate, Tim Kaine, Vice President Joe Biden, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Leon Panetta, a former defense secretary and CIA director.