Biden declared. “We have to be honest with each other and ourselves: Too much of what is happening in our country today is not normal.”


Biden attacks Trump, saying his wing of the Republican party is a threat to democracy


Biden emphasized that not all, not even most, Republicans are “Maga extremists” but there was not a question, he said, that the party was “dominated, driven and intimidated” by his White House predecessor and perhaps would-be successor.



President Joe Biden had originally not planned to run in 2020 but declared that he felt that the nation’s identity and core values were endangered by Trump’s conduct in office, including his equivocating response to the outburst of racist violence in Charlottesville, Va.