2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden is quite eager to make the most of his ongoing lead amongst Democrat voters. In order to capitalize and drum up as much support as possible, Biden hosted his first presidential campaign rally yesterday in Philadephia.
However, Biden contradicted himself during his rally; he called for unity yet, in the same breath, branded President Trump as the “divider-in-chief,” as documented by Fox News.
A Closer Look at Biden’s Campaign
The former Vice President centered his presidential rally around the theme of how terrible division is and how nasty politics has become.
In his own words:
“Our politics has become so mean, so petty, so negative, so partisan, so angry and so unproductive. Instead of debating our opponents we demonize them. Instead of questioning judgments, we question their motives. Instead of listening, we shout.”
Biden also stated that he doesn’t believe that anger is the path for prospective Democrat nominees to take. Of course, this came shortly after the former vice president finished slamming President Trump.
Joe Biden calls for unity in first major 2020 campaign rally: “They say Democrats are so angry, that the angrier a candidate can be, the better chance he or she has to win the Democratic nomination. Well, I don't believe it.” https://t.co/92X7mqIiRs pic.twitter.com/gtQZbPcThW
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) May 18, 2019
In Biden’s own words:
“Our politicians, politics today traffics in division and our president is the divider-in-chief, but he’s not the only one, far from it. He’s just the worst practitioner of politics that singles out, scapegoats and demonizes.”
Doesn’t this statement single out the president though? Seems like Biden doesn’t think so.
Trump Derangement Syndrome
The truth is that no matter how much Democrats claim to value unity and togetherness, they can never refrain from getting in a dig in at President Trump. If the left truly cares about unity and ending the nastiness of politics, then they should focus on their own policies and their own public figures who have greatly contributed to the division which they claim to loathe so much.
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Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.