Seen on the trail: Week of August 14

Seen on the trail: Week of August 14
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Seen on the trail: Week of August 14
Hi, everyone! Vice President Biden here. I'm taking over Hillary's Instagram for the day as we hit the campaign trail in a place that's very near and dear to my heart: Scranton, PA. It's where I was born, and the place where I learned the values that have shaped the rest of my life—that money doesn't determine your worth; that no one is more worthy than you are. It's where my mom taught me that I would be defined by my courage and redeemed by my loyalty. It's where my dad taught me that with hard work, I could be anything I wanted to be and accomplish anything I set my mind to. I know Hillary shares these values (her dad grew up in Scranton, too!), and I can't wait go talk to the great folks up here about the choice we face in this election. Heading to the rally now, so stay tuned for more. –Joe
Today I delivered my #ForeignPolicy speech in #Ohio. #MakeAmericaSafeAgain #TrumpPence16 #TrumpTrain
I've known Hillary for well over 30 years. We worked together when she was first lady. We served together in the United States Senate. During her years as secretary of state, I sat next to her in the Situation Room as we advised President Obama on decisions that would impact all of our lives and our security. Everybody knows she's smart. Everyone knows she's tough. But it's what she understands about the challenges that American families face every day that I admire most. She understands that college loans are about a lot more than getting a qualified student an education: they're a ticket to the middle class. She understands that too many families go to bed staring at the ceiling thinking, "What if I get breast cancer? Or my husband has a heart attack? I would lose everything. What will we do then?" We all understand what it will mean for our daughters and granddaughters when Hillary Clinton walks into the Oval Office as president of the United States of America. So let me say this as clearly as I can—there is only one person in this election who will help you, and that's Hillary Clinton. She’s always been there for you, and she'll never, ever quit on you. That’s her life story. –Joe
#MakeAmericaSafeAgain #TrumpPence16 #TrumpTrain
Now, let’s talk about Donald Trump. His cynicism knows no bounds. His lack of empathy and compassion can be summed up in the phrase he is most proud of making famous: "You're fired." No matter where you were raised, how can there be pleasure in saying, "You're fired?” This guy is trying to tell us he cares about the middle class? Give me a break. That is a bunch of malarkey. This guy doesn't have a clue about the middle class. I can also say without hesitation—no major party nominee in the history of our country has ever known less or has been less prepared to deal with our national security than Donald Trump. His example would make America and the world less safe. Hillary Clinton’s leadership would keep us safe. I know—I’ve watched her in the Situation Room and on the international stage. She’s strong. She’s respected. She’s admired. Trump on the other hand is unqualified and lacks the temperament needed to be Commander-in-Chief. Period. –Joe
Thank you #Kissimmee, #Florida! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain #TrumpTrain #USA #Kissimmee #TrumpPence16
I'm with her! –Joe
THANK YOU #Altoona, #Pennsylvania! Another beautiful rally with the #TrumpTrain. It is time to MAKE #AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! #TrumpTrain #USA
This is the house I lived in until I moved away from Scranton when I was in the third grade, but I never really left. We spent summers and holidays here in Scranton, and came back for first communions and weddings, too. It was sitting around the table in this room that my parents taught me to treat people with dignity and respect. And it was the folks in this neighborhood who first showed me that America can be defined in one word: “possibilities.” That’s the America I know. It's one of the reasons I am more optimistic about our chances today than when I was elected as a 29-year-old kid to the Senate. We are America, second to none. We own the finish the line. –Joe
Unbelievable! Thank you #Erie, #Pennsylvania. This is a MOVEMENT! I have no doubt that we are going to WIN -- and MAKE #AMERICA SAFE AND GREAT AGAIN! #TrumpTrain #MakeAmericaGreatAgain #TrumpPence16
Well, this has been a lot of fun. We've got 85 days to make sure Hillary wins this thing. She's always had our backs, and now it's time we have hers. See you out on the trail! –Joe
#MakeAmericaSafeAgain #TrumpPence16 #TrumpTrain

Social media is playing a huge role in this year's presidential election. Each candidate and their supporters have been sharing behind-the-scenes photos and videos on Instagram, providing voters with an inside look at their everyday lives.

As the candidates fight to win the presidency, they continue to use social media to reach America's youth.

There's always something happening -- from debates and primaries to attack ads and defensive remarks -- so stay locked here for updates on all things election 2016.

Click through the slideshow above to see this week's political scene.

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