Former Vice President Joe Biden has formally announced that he will be running for United States Presidency in 2020.
The announcement came earlier this morning amid recent controversy as he released a video to promote the campaign. Despite his political reassessments over the years and the uphill battle he has in receiving support from a younger generation of voters, Biden ensures that he wants to “save America’s Soul” in his current run.
“The core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy…everything that has made America — America –is at stake. That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.
#Joe2020,” Biden said in the candidacy video below.
Biden seeks to continue this battle for the Nation’s soul, citing the horrific 2017 events in Charlottesville, Va,
“America is an idea: An idea that is stronger than any army, bigger than any ocean, more powerful than any dictator or tyrant. It gives hope to most desperate people on Earth. It guarantees that everyone is treated with dignity and gives hate no safe harbor,” Biden states in the video as he also criticized President Donald Trump mishandling of the Unite The Right rally.
Biden will be having a kickoff event in Pittsburgh followed by a fundraiser in Philadelphia next week with a guest appearance on The View coming up soon. Among this time Biden will have to address his past policies on criminal reform and his actions towards women in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
The 76-year-old becomes the 20th candidate to enter the Democratic Party race, joining the likes of Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Corey Booker, and Bernie Sanders to name a few.