Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, got support from Muslim Americans during an online summit Monday. (July 20)
JOE BIDEN: We all come from the same root here in terms our fundamental basic beliefs. And I just want to thank you for giving me the opportunity, for being engaged, for committing to action this November. You're doing what's been-- that's never been done before. You're registering and turning out 1 million Muslim voters this November.
It matters. Your voice-- your voice is your vote. Your vote is your voice. Muslim American voices matter.
I don't have to tell any of you that this is the most important election in modern American history. Muslim communities were the first to feel Donald Trump's assault on black and brown communities in this country with his vile Muslim ban. That fight was the opening barrage in what has been nearly four years of constant pressure and insults.
I'll be a president who seeks out and listens to and incorporates the ideas and concerns of Muslim Americans on everyday issues that matter most to our communities. I will include having Muslim American voices as part of my administration. If I have the honor of being president, I will end the Muslim ban on day one-- day one.
And I'm here today to ask you to join me in a fight to rip this poison from our government, root and stem-- or as the famous case said, root and branch, started by making Donald Trump a one-term president this November. But I'm not just asking for your support, because the alternative is unthinkable. I want to earn your vote, not just because he's not worthy of being president. I want to work in partnership with you, make sure your voices are included in the decision-making process as we work to rebuild our nation.
We can't just build back to where we were before Donald Trump took office. We have to build back better.