Former vice president Joe Biden on Thursday accepted the Democratic presidential nomination at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. During his speech, he showed his anger toward President Trump and blamed him for dividing the United States and vowed to take America out of this “season of darkness.
Biden went on to say that President Trump had “failed in his most basic duty to this nation, that he did not “protect America” and that it was “unforgivable.” Biden continued that it was time for “we the people” to come together and said that he will “do his best.”
During his acceptance speech, he also discussed the economic problems the nation is facing, the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, and social justice. Biden laid into President Trump and blamed him for his handling of the pandemic which has left 174,000 American dead and has caused more than 50 million Americans to file for unemployment this year. Biden accused the President Trump of “not having a plan” after all this time for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and that he does. Biden pledged that he would “defend the United States” in all aspects.
May history be able to say that the end of this chapter of American darkness began here, tonight as love and hope and light joined the battle for the soul of the nation. pic.twitter.com/Pdk8c75ATr
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 21, 2020
Former President Barack Obama praised Biden on Twitter. Obama stated that Biden had “made him a better president” and that he “believed” in Biden. He asked others to “believe in them.”
.@JoeBiden made me a better president. I’m asking you to believe in his and Kamala’s ability to help make us a better country. More importantly, I’m asking you to believe in your own and to help them, in this election and beyond. https://t.co/YYEAFxx4nW
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 20, 2020
Former Republican Governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman also gave Biden her support for the presidency on Twitter. Whitman said that she would “proudly vote for Biden.” Whitman has been strongly opposed to President Trump and has accused him of abusing his power in office.
I want @JoeBiden to be president. I will proudly vote for Joe to restore dignity and real strength to the office of President, as he demonstrated so ably tonight. #DNC2020
— Governor Christine Todd Whitman (@GovCTW) August 21, 2020
Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Twitter gave his support to Biden. Buttigieg stated, “we have a chance to make sure America lives up to promise of a place where everyone can belong.” He continued by encouraging people to vote for Biden and Harris.
We have the chance to make sure America lives up to the promise of a place where everyone can belong. It's up to us.
Here's what I had to say at the #DemConvention—please take a look, and join me in working every day to elect @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris. pic.twitter.com/UoXo8ni14M
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) August 21, 2020
On Twitter, President Trump reacted to Biden’s acceptance speech and stated, “after 47 years Joe has done nothing.” He continued that it will never change.”
In 47 years, Joe did none of the things of which he now speaks. He will never change, just words!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2020
Biden has had a long history in politics. Beginning n 1972 Biden was elected into the U.S. Senate and was re-elected six times. He also served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In 2008 he accepted the vice-presidential nomination to run with Barack Obama for the presidential election. Biden served as the 47th vice president of the United States for two- terms from January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017.
Joe Biden has also run for president two other times during his career. The first time was in 1988, with his campaign ended in controversy and had been accused of plagiarizing a speech. The second time he for the 2008 presidential campaign and lost to Obama but then one accepted the nomination for vice president.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been married twice. His first marriage was in 1966 to Neilia, who he had shared two sons and a daughter. Neilia and their daughter one year old died tragically in an automobile accident in 1972. He then met and married his second wife Jill in 1977.