Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Thursday, Aug. 6, hit back at President Donald Trump for accusing him of being “against God.”
During a speech to supporters on the tarmac of the Cleveland airport on Thursday, President Trump said the former vice president would follow a radical agenda.
“Take away your guns, take away your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything,” the president said. “Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God. He’s against guns. He’s against energy.”
Biden, a practicing Catholic, slammed the president’s claim as “shameful,” saying that his faith is the “bedrock foundation of my life,” according to The Hill.
“It’s beneath the office he holds and it’s beneath the dignity the American people so rightly expect and deserve from their leaders,” Biden said.
Biden said he learned from faith “to love my neighbor as I would myself, while President Trump only seeks to divide us.”
“My faith teaches me to care for the least among us, while President Trump seems to only be concerned about his gilded friends,” he said. “My faith teaches me to welcome the stranger, while President Trump tears families apart.”
As the nation gears up to the November election, Biden has sought to identify himself with the president, vowing to overturn almost every one President Trump’s policies. Indeed, Biden keeps his words about welcoming “the stranger.”
The unity platform, developed by Biden and Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), would erase every major immigration policy of the last three and a half years. It would set a new cap for refugees at 125,000 a year, which would be the highest since the mid-1990s. It also creates a “roadmap to citizenship” for nearly 11 million illegal aliens.
The former vice president on Wednesday said he will stop the construction of the U.S.’s southern border wall with Mexico if he’s elected president in November. He also vowed that he would end land confiscations along the border that had been taken to build the wall.
“End. Stop. Done. Over. Not going to do it. Withdraw the lawsuits. We’re out. We’re not going to confiscate the land,” Biden said.
However, the former vice president has made numerous controversial remarks that seem not to stick with his commitments to unify the nation. Biden sparked outrage in the African American community after stating that those having a hard time “figuring out” whether to support him or President Trump “ain’t black.”
On Thursday, Biden drew sharp criticism after remarks contrasting diversity in the black and Latino populations.
“And by the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,” Biden said during an interview that aired at the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
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Joe Biden said:
“Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community”
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) August 6, 2020