After chastising Donald Trump for his vile unpresidential early morning tweets which included the phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden gave a passionate national digital address calling for “Justice for George Floyd” and making “the promise of America real” for all Americans.
The former Vice President told the viewers that he had just spoken with the Floyd Family and called their brother/cousins murder “an act of brutality” where his “very humanity, dignity, and civil rights were denied along with his life.”
Mr. Biden then alluded to other examples of police brutality such as the Eric Garner, Ahmaud Aubry, Brianna Taylor cases calling them add ons “to the list of storied potential wiped out unnecessarily. It’s a list that dates back 400 years…the original sin of this country still stains our nation today….we are a country with an open wound and none of us can turn away, none of us can be silent, none of us can any longer can we hear the words I can’t breathe and do nothing.”
The former Vice President also recounted the daily anxieties African Americans (and other people of color) face wondering “Who will be next” every time a loved one left the house and potentially faced “bad actors” like rogue police or telling children to take abuse in order to stay alive, saying “This is the norm black people in this county deal with. They don’t have to imagine it”
After saying it was time to make the promise of America available to all citizens, Biden criticized Mr. Trump by referencing:
“This is no time for incendiary tweets. It’s no time to encourage violence. This is a national crisis. We need real leadership right now, leadership that will bring everyone to the table so we can take measures to root out systemic racism….”
The former Vice President eloquently called for action by proclaiming:
“It is time for us to face the deep open wound we have in this nation. We need justice for George Floyd. We need real police reform that hold cops to a higher standard that so many of them actually meet that holds bad cops accountable and repairs relationships between law enforcement and the community they’re sworn to protect.”
“We need to stand up as a nation together with the Black Community, with all the minority communities to come together as One America….The very soul of America is at stake. We have to make real the promise of America which we have never fully grasped that all men and women are fully equal not only at creation but throughout their lives.”
After thanking the Floyd family for talking with him, the 2020 Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee promised that “We will do everything in our power that justice is had” and finished with “Folks, we gotta stand up, we gotta move, we gotta change.”
Joe Biden acted Presidential.
Where was Donald Trump, the 2016 KKK endorsed candidate?
He did not take questions from reporters at a Rose Garden ceremony today when he announced the rather stupid isolationist decision that the country was severing relations with the World Health Organization.
He said nothing about Mr. Floyd or the events in Minnesota including the arrest of the police officer who murdered him.
There is no word if he has contacted the Floyd Family like Biden has.
This country needs a President that embraces inclusiveness and projects real strength and empathy, not a cowardly nativist science-denying demagogue who spends “executive time” venting on Twitter who says it is okay for Domestic White Terrorists to bring semi-automatic weapons to state capitols while calling African American protestors “thugs.”
Please see the Biden address on the link below.
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