Vice President Joe Biden hit the campaign trail Monday on behalf of democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, rallying supporters in Orlando and Sarasota.
The vice president was introduced at the Robert L. Taylor Community Center by Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and Sarasota County commissioner Fredd Atkins.
Nearly 1,000 people attended Monday's rally, with about 700 in the gym and 250 in the standing room outside.
The outgoing vice president explained to the audience how crucial Florida is in the November election.
“As usual, Florida holds the key," said Biden. "If we win Florida, Hillary wins Florida, there is absolutely zero path, zero path for this man to make the White House.”
It wasn't long before Biden turned his attention to the republican nominee for President, Donald Trump. He called the republican candidate "dangerously uninformed."
“The way he comports himself, the words he utters, and I mean this seriously," said Biden. "Are truly beneath the office of the presidency.”
Biden touted Clinton's economic plans and discussed issues he says are key in moving American forward, like raising the minimum wage, college affordability and bringing back outsourced jobs to the U.S.
“Look, we got a lot more to do. We got a lot more to do and Hillary knows what we have to do to seize this immense opportunity," said Biden. "We need a tax code that’s fair and rewards productivity, not merely wealth.”
Biden's visit to Sarasota comes ahead of Tuesday's vice presidential debate between candidates Sen. Tim Kaine and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.