Former Vice President Joe Biden argued the comments made by President Trump are encouraging violence amid a wave of protests interspersed with rioting across the country sparked by the death of a black man in Minnesota who died after a white police officer put his knee on the man’s neck for 8 minutes.
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also vowed that if he wins the White House, he’ll “significantly increase economic opportunity that’s across the board” to fight at the roots of the problems contributing to racial injustice in the nation.
And speaking with community leaders on Monday at his first in-person campaign event since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the country more than two months ago, Biden spotlighted that as he chooses a running mate, “there are multiple African American candidates being considered.”
“I promise you there are multiple African American candidates being considered,” the former vice president emphasized.
Biden on Sunday also released a statement calling the protests against Floyd's death "utterly American" but condemning "needless destruction" and violence.