It’s official: Biden tosses hat in presidential ring

National News

April 25, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Former Vice President Joe Biden. (TNS)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest today, declaring the “soul of this nation” at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election.

In a video posted on Twitter, Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between white supremacists and counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Biden noted Trump’s comments that there were some “very fine people” on both sides of the violent encounter, which left one woman dead.

“We are in the battle for the soul of this nation,” Biden said. “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 cannot stand by and watch that happen.”

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