Former Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign with two powerful words — Charlottesville, Virginia, as he hammers Donald Trump.
Biden says America is an idea, gives hate no safe harbor and that we can’t allow Trump to serve for another term.
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. #Joe2020 https://t.co/jzaQbyTEz3
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 25, 2019
Biden ripped Trump for white supremacists cover when he said there were very fine people on both sides in the aftermath of the deadly Charlottesville hate-fueled protests. By linking Trump to racism and bigotry, Biden is telling voters that they have a far better alternative in him. He is boxing Trump in and going after moderate Republicans who are horrified at the state of the GOP. In other words, limiting Trump’s base of supporters.
“History will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time.”
“I believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time, but if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are, and I can not stand by and watch that happen,” Biden said in his announcement.
Biden picked up early endorsements from Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Chris Coons (D-DE). He will officially kick off his campaign with a rally in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Monday. He’s targeting Pennsylvania as a must-win state.