The U.S. Is “Crying Out For Leadership” Says Joe Biden

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Joe Biden said the U.S. is “crying out for leadership” amid nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.

Biden slammed Trump saying “The president of the United States must be part of the solution, not the problem,” and promised if he were elected president he would work to “not only rebuild this nation, but to build it better than it was.”

This is the same man who less that a fortnight ago told an African American radio host that he “ain’t black” if he couldn’t decide whether to vote for him or Trump.

CBS news reports: In an address at City Hall in Philadelphia, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president said Floyd’s death in police custody was a “wake-up call for our nation, for all of us.”

“The country is crying out for leadership, leadership that can unite us,” Biden said.

Biden condemned Mr. Trump for his response to protests in the nation’s capital on Monday, when mostly peaceful protesters were tear-gassed and cleared from Lafayette Park across the street from the White House. Soon after, Mr. Trump walked through the park and posed for photos in front of historic St. John’s Episcopal Church.

“When peaceful protesters are dispersed by the order of the president from the doorstep of the people’s house, the White House, using tear gas and flash grenades in order to stage a photo op at a noble church, we can be forgiven for believing that the president is more interested in power than in principle,” Biden said.

The former vice president nominee slammed Mr. Trump for “brandishing” a Bible while being photographed in front of St. John’s, saying: “I just wish he opened it every once in a while.” He said Mr. Trump should read the Constitution to understand the freedoms granted by the First Amendment.

“We will not allow any president to quiet our voice,” Biden said. He also addressed institutional racism, a root cause of the protests which have roiled the nation.

“The moment has come for our nation to deal with systemic racism,” Biden said. He said police misconduct “should be dealt with severely and swiftly,” adding that the country also needed to address the “culture” that allows for police officers to conduct unjustified violence.

“We need each and every police department in the country to undertake a comprehensive review of their hiring, their training, and their deescalation practices,” Biden said. He added that Congress should make a “down payment” on this effort and pass legislation to outlaw police chokeholds and review police departments’ use of “weapons of war.”

Biden contrasted his style of leadership with Mr. Trump, who called himself “the president of law and order” on Monday.

“The president of the United States must be part of the solution, not the problem,” the former vice president said. “I ask every American: look at where we are now and think anew, ‘Is this who we are? Is this who we want to be?'”

“I promise you this. I won’t traffic in fear and division. I won’t fan the flames of hate. I’ll seek to heal the racial wounds that have long plagued this country — not use them for political gain,” Biden continued. “I’ll do my job and I will take responsibility. I won’t blame others. I will never forget, I promise you, this job is not about me. It’s about you. It’s about us. And I’ll work to not only rebuild this nation, but to build it better than it was.”


  1. Leadership is not getting a prosecutor fired for investigating your son. Leadership is not sniffing, groping and fingering young women and minors. And as your time comes to an end, it is not drooling, stumbling, forgetting who and where you are.

  2. Mr. Biden, you had government leadership positions for over 30 years. Why didn’t you fix this when you were coherent?

  3. Leadership. Joe you had your chance and fucked that up. Where are most of the riots happening? Democratic controlled cities and now there are pallets of bricks appearing to egg on the violence. You have lost control. Fascist, communism and maxisum have take control in these areas. You have the worst policys for black people in these democratic controlled areas. Violence, poverty, low paying jobs! We say it is YOUR leadership that is in question!!

  4. Manipulative bird brain He knows they’re just waiting to scream tyrant if Trump sends in the troops Despotic dictator trampling democratic principles ,the whore bag hypocrites called Democrats will squeal like a chorus of howling hags from Hell. If he adopts a steady as she blows approach they will call out for ” leadership” Filthy scum bags So typical of the Saul Alisky rules of radical satanists work book that they follow as if their bible .

    • Yeh i seem to recall one of these antifa inspired riots happened on obama’s watch i think it was the “Occupy” one not claimed to be racial however may as well have been!

  5. I am still attempting to figure out why white americans plus Trump are being blamed over such incident when a few the cops involved in specific incident of floyds desth were black and asian only the guy pining him down with knees was white plus the other officers(non-whites) involved havent even been charged! Its always the white males fault according to libtard msm. Also it was only couple weeks ago that Biden was saying if you dont vote for me you aint black! Short memories from the libotards, leftards and msms it seems!

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