LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - Former Vice President Joe Biden returned to Los Angeles Thursday to raise money for his Democratic presidential bid.
He made a stop at a Crenshaw-district soul food restaurant to meet with residents and religious leaders.
Biden strapped on an apron and helped served food to patrons at Dulan's on Crenshaw, then took a microphone and addressed the group, stressing that he is running for president "to restore the soul of this country.''
He quickly targeted President Trump and his recent comments about four Democratic congresswomen, whom the president said on Twitter should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.'' That sentiment was echoed at Trump's Wednesday night rally in North
Carolina, where the crowd broke into a chant of "send her back,'' aimed at one of the congresswomen, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota.
"Did you see or hear Trump's rally last night?'' Biden asked the crowd at Dulan's. "It was despicable. To stand and attack those four women in the way he did, talking about them going back home. The racist, basic taunts. And then when the crowd started yelling, ‘Send them back, send them back, send them back,' when has that ever happened other than the last time you remember the name George Wallace,'' Biden said, referencing the segregationist candidate of the 1960s.
Biden is expected to attend a big-dollar fundraiser Thursday night.
The event is expected to be at the home of Sony Motion Picture Group Chairman Tom Rothman and his wife, Jessica Harper. Co-hosts of the event are expected to include media moguls Jeffrey Katzenberg, Peter Chernin and Amy Pascal.
CNS contributed to this report