Joe Biden asked students to imagine how they would feel if Barack Obama had been assassinated before he had a chance to take office as president.

At a campaign event for Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, the Democratic party candidate talked about how the killing of two of his heroes inspired him to get into politics;

I only have two political heroes. I have one hero who was my dad, but I have two political heroes were Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. My senior semester, they were both shot and killed.

 

Comparing the unrest of the late 60s with the current political climate;

Unless I’m mistaken, Donald Trump did for your generation what the loss of two of my heroes did for mine.

What they did was make you realize, my God, we’re in trouble.

He then asked them to imagine if Obama had suffered the same fate as his idols;

Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee. What would have happened in America?

Biden, 76, is on the campaign trail for the 2020 US elections and was speaking to students in an attempt to engage younger voters in politics.

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