Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to the soul of a nation when he called out Trump for enabling the dark forces of racism while terrorizing Latinos.
The former VP wrote in The Atlantic:
We have an American president who has emboldened white supremacists with messages of comfort and support.
This is a moment for this nation to declare what the president can’t with any clarity, consistency, or conviction: There is no place for these hate groups in America. Hatred of blacks, Jews, immigrants—all who are seen as “the other”—won’t be accepted or tolerated or given safe harbor anywhere in this nation.
Then a week after Boston, we saw the truth of this president: He won’t stop. His contempt for the U.S. Constitution and willingness to divide this nation knows no bounds. Now he’s pardoned a law-enforcement official who terrorized the Latino community, violated its constitutional rights, defied a federal court order to stop, and ran a prison system so rife with torture and abuse he himself called it a “concentration camp”.
Joe Biden’s voice of moral clarity is what America needs to hear right now. The dark clouds of racism and hate that Trump believes are a ticket to a second to his second term in office must be broken up by the sunshine of good people of all political beliefs standing together against hate. The polling shows that Trump opponents outnumber his supporters two to one, so the majority of the country has a choice. It can stand up and fight back with loud and overpowering unified voice, or it can bury its head in the sand and enable Trump by turning a blind eye.
Biden spoke to the soul of this country and who the nation really is. Donald Trump and his supporters are the backlashes against progress and tolerance. They are frightened, scared, and trying to hold back a force that always triumphs in the end.
Joe Biden is a good man who is standing up to evil. This isn’t about politics, or 2020, but about the American people coming together to stop a president who wants to bring out the worst in the country.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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