Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised Tuesday that his economic agenda would combat long-standing racial inequalities in U.S. society as he sought to draw another sharp contrast with President Donald Trump. (July 28)
JOE BIDEN: He's shown that he can't beat the pandemic and keep you safe. He can't turn the economy around and get America back to work. And he is horrifyingly and, not surprisingly, intentionally stoking the flames of division and racism in this country.
I said from the outset of the recent protests that there's no place for violence and destruction of property. Peaceful protesters should be protected and arsonists and anarchists should be prosecuted, and local law enforcement can do that.
He's determined to stoke division and chaos. It's not good for the country, but Donald Trump doesn't care. His campaign is failing and he's looking for a political lifeline. This isn't about law and order, it's about a political strategy to revive a failing campaign.
Every instinct Trump has is to add fuel to the fire. It's the last thing, the last thing we need. We need leadership who will calm the waters and lower the temperature. That's how I'll restore peace in the streets.
But this election is not just about voting against Donald Trump. It's about rising through this moment of crisis, understanding people's struggles, and building a future worthy of their courage and their ambition.