- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Serbian protesters greeted Vice President Joseph R. Biden Tuesday with derisive chants of “Vote for Trump!”

Hundreds of demonstrators in Belgrade, the Serbian capital, chanted for the U.S. Republican presidential nominee upon Mr. Biden’s arrival, Reuters reported.

The demonstrators were Serbian ultranationalists protesting Mr. Biden’s one-day stop in Belgrade before his visit to Kosovo. They also wore shirts displaying an image of Mr. Trump.

“Trump is the alternative to globalization,” Vojislav Seselj, head of Serbia’s ultra-nationalist Radical Party, told Reuters when asked about supporting Mr. Trump. “He will destroy old centers of power in the United States and he is a supporter of Russia.”

At a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton on Monday in Pennsylvania, Mr. Biden said he was visiting several countries in Europe this week to reassure NATO members who are worried that Mr. Trump might not support the alliance if elected president.

In Belgrade, Mr. Biden offered sympathy for Serbians who died during NATO’s bombing of Serbia in 1999.

“I’d like to express my condolences to the families of those whose lives were lost in the wars of the 1990s, including those killed as a consequence of the NATO air strikes,” he said alongside Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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