Joe Biden Speaks On Racism, Protests, & Donald Trump

Elias Hubbard
June 3, 2020

Of Tuesday's elections, Pennsylvania could add the most delegates to Mr Biden's count, while he also won contests in Maryland, Indiana, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Montana and South Dakota. In some cases, peaceful protests turned violent resulting in large scale looting, damage to properties and monuments, and vehicles being set ablaze.

Biden criticized Trump's decision to hold a Bible in front of St. John's, saying that he should "open it once in awhile instead of brandishing it". If he opened it, he could have learned something. "That's hard work. But it's the work of America".

Voters in seven states and the District of Columbia hled presidential primaries Tuesday that will likely put Joe Biden within reach of formally clinching the Democratic nomination. Donald Trump isn't interested in doing that work.

The Democratic presidential candidate condemned both the sweeping away of "guardrails" that have long protected democracy and President Trump's intensifying use of force on demonstrators in remarks delivered at Philadelphia City Hall.

With a dominant showing on Super Tuesday in early March, the former vice president pushed out all his major opponents. "Leadership that can unite us, leadership that brings us together, leadership that can recognize the pain and deep grief of communities that have had a knee on their neck for a long time", he said. He proceeds to decry the police, those "sworn to protect", who have "escalated tension" through their violent actions.

"We have to be vigilant about the violence that's being done by this incumbent president to our economy and to the pursuit of justice".

Biden also rallied against Trump after police used tear gas and flash bombs to disperse peaceful protestors outside the White House so he could have a photo-op with a Bible outside St. John's Episcopal Church. For that's what the presidency is: "the duty to care - to care for all of us". "So is how we allocate our money in cities and states across the nation".

We're not allowing any president to quiet our voice.

"I can't breathe, I can't breathe", begins a somber Biden.

Some voters said Trump's increasingly tough tone toward protesters inspired them to participate in the democratic process. However, the Trump Campaign accused Biden of standing with the rioters.

Biden's speech on Tuesday marked the first time he has left his home state of DE since mid-March, when the outbreak of COVID-19 forced him to campaign largely from his house.

"American history isn't a fairy tale..." He tweeted on Tuesday, "D.C. had no problems last night".

Biden said that the murder of Floyd is a "wake-up call", exposing issues of police brutality and social injustice.

In the speech, which was lauded in liberal and mainstream conservative circles alike, Biden cast himself as a new moral post for America as a crisis over racial injustice rocks a nation "crying out for leadership".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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