Biden evokes MLK and George Floyd in Fourth of July message

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George Floyd, Joe Biden said Saturday that the U.S. "never lived up" to its founding principle that "all men are created equal." The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said "we have a chance to rip the roots of systemic racism out of this country.”” data-reactid=”13″>Evoking the names of Martin Luther King and George Floyd, Joe Biden stated Saturday that the U.S. “never lived up” to its founding precept that “all men are created equal.” The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee stated “now we have an opportunity to tear the roots of systemic racism out of this nation.”

In the Fourth of July video message, Biden stated that though America had fallen in need of equality, the hassle to stay as much as the nation’s founding beliefs continues.

“It was an idea that couldn’t be constrained. It survived the ravages of the Civil War, the dogs of Bull Connor, the assassination of Martin Luther King, and more than 200 years of systemic racism. And just weeks ago, the murder of George Floyd,” he stated. “Through it all, these words have gnawed at our conscience and pulled us toward justice.”

#FourthOfJuly! pic.twitter.com/1WrATlx8Xl” data-reactid=”16″>Our nation was based on a easy concept: We’re all created equal. We’ve by no means lived as much as it — however we have by no means stopped making an attempt. This Independence Day, let’s not simply have a good time these phrases, let’s decide to lastly fulfill them. Happy #FourthOfJuly! pic.twitter.com/1WrATlx8Xl

July 4, 2020” data-reactid=”17″>— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 4, 2020

Biden urged Americans to not simply have a good time the phrases of the Declaration of Independence but additionally decide to “the work we must do to fulfill that promise.”

“We remain locked in a battle for the soul of this nation. But believe me — truly —  it’s a battle we can and will win if we act together,” he stated.

talking at Mount Rushmore, accused protesters who’ve pushed for racial justice of partaking in a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history."” data-reactid=”20″>Biden’s video message got here hours after President Trump, talking at Mount Rushmore, accused protesters who’ve pushed for racial justice of partaking in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.”

In a presidential message Saturday on the 244th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, Mr. Trump acknowledged that “over the past months, the American spirit has undoubtedly been tested by many challenges.”

coronavirus pandemic.” data-reactid=”22″>Mr. Trump will maintain a “Salute for America” celebration on Saturday night that may embrace a speech from the White House South Lawn. The occasion may also characteristic a navy flyover over town and an large fireworks show that might pack folks downtown, regardless of well being specialists warning about giant gatherings throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The president kicked off the vacation weekend by touring to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota for a fireworks show Friday evening.

During his remarks, Mr. Trump stated he plans to determine, through government order, a “National Garden of American Heroes,” which he described as “a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live.”

“The American people are strong and proud, and they will not allow our country and all of its values, history and culture to be taken from them,” Mr. Trump stated. 

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