US vice-presient Joe Biden: “How can there be pleasure in telling someone, ‘you’re fired?’ He’s trying to tell us he cares about the middle class? Give me a break! That’s a bunch of malarkey!” Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

What a load of malarkey! Vice-president Joe Biden wheeled out his favourite catchphrase to jab Republican Donald Trump over his own: “You’re Fired!” (...)