After much speculation, the former Vice President announced that he will be running for president in a campaign video released early this morning (April 25) that denounced White supremacy and the way Donald Trump handled the Charlottesville riot in 2017 and supported equal rights and dignity in America.
“He said there were quote some very fine people on both sides,” he said. “With those words, the President of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And in that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime.”
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In what was positioned as a “battle for the soul of this nation,” Biden said “the core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America, America, is at stake. That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.”
Watch the announcement below:
Trump welcomed Biden with an insult: