‘Hate just hides’: Biden vows to take on systematic racism

Grant Boone
June 1, 2020

Biden, wearing a face mask, made his second appearance outside his DE home since the coronavirus crisis hit in March, visiting an area in Wilmington where demonstrators vented outrage at the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck.

"I really do believe that the blinders have been taken off".

Some, however, signaled their support for the USA president, asserting that "Joe Biden's campaign is funding a terrorist organization" and that they "support President Trump more than ever".

Far-left extremists are pulling the strings of Joe Biden's presidential campaign, and would be the real decision-makers in the Oval Office should he win, Donald Trump has suggested, adding that the former VP is "clueless".

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is scheduled to meet with community leaders in Wilmington, Delaware, a day after visiting a nearby site after protests rocked the area.

The Minnesota Freedom Fund, which has called for defunding the police, has seen contributions skyrocket since the protests began after Mr. Floyd's death on Memorial Day, raising $20 million in four days, Forbes reported. Fourteen participants - religious, political and community organization leaders - sat spaced widely apart in the pews at Bethel AME church in Biden's hometown of Wilmington. All of the attendees, including Biden, wore face masks. "This is a homeboy", pastor Sylvester Beaman said before everyone bowed their heads in prayer.

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While Biden's precise comments make it somewhat unclear whether he was speaking about an armed or unarmed suspect, it still raises a question about when officers should be allowed to use their guns.

Trump then indicated that there will be "Big tax increases for all, Plus!"

Much of Biden's campaign strategy centers on trying to draw a contrast with Trump on temperament and values. He's called the White House contest a battle for the soul of the nation and has been particularly forceful in condemning Trump's handling of moments of racial tension.

In a statement over the weekend, Biden said that protests following Floyd's death are appropriate but spoke out against the violence and looting.

Yet there is also a recognition that Biden needs to do more than simply wait for voters who may be turned off by Trump to turn toward him. Floyd's death, Biden said, was "an act of brutality so elemental it did more than deny one black man in America his civil rights and human rights".

"I promise you there are multiple African American candidates who are being considered", he said.

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