Joe Biden made his first public address in weeks today (Tuesday) in Philadelphia — and he had some harsh words for President Trump.
Biden has expressed solidarity with peaceful protesters in the wake of the death of George Floyd. And today at Philly’s City Hall, he said, “I won’t traffic in fear and division. I won’t fan the flames of hate. I will seek to heal the racial wounds that have long plagued this country — not use them for political gain.”
Biden also noted that Trump held up a Bible during his controversial visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. yesterday (Monday). “I just wish he’d open it once in a while. If he opened it, he could have learned something.” (NBC News)
Joe Biden criticizes President Trump’s handling of civil unrest following the death of George Floyd.
“Country is crying out for leadership. Leadership that can unite us, leadership that brings us together. Leadership that can recognize pain and deep grief of communities that have had a knee on their neck for a long time.”
- The Trump campaign says Biden is trying to exploit racial divisions, and that the President is working to bring peace to the country.
- The difference is clear here. One guy went and stood with protesters. The other had them tear gassed for a photo op.
- This election is going to get ugly.