But it turns out in the midst of the 2016 election season, Biden actually said this on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon about none other than Donald Trump himself: “What amazes me about Donald Trump—and he’s probably a decent guy..."
And in 2015, Biden bestowed the "decent guy" moniker on Paul Ryan, another Republican widely reviled by Democrats:
Additionally, he said he's hopeful the administration can work with Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, who's expected to serve as next speaker of the House, "toward an accommodation on the budget and on keeping the government open."
Biden said that Ryan is "a decent guy, and he knows you cannot function, ths government cannot function, without reaching some consensus."
No word yet if Biden will retract those compliments as well.