Joe Biden Drops Jokes & Takes Selfies While Supporting Protesters After Delaware Rally
Joe Biden received a warm welcome from his supporters after he visited a protest site in Delaware this week! He joked around and reminisced on his political career before he took a series of photos with fans!
Joe Biden spent time chatting and taking photos with supporters in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware this week, as seen in since-expired videos, initially posted to his Instagram Stories. The presumptive Democratic nominee wore a protective mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has kept him confined to his basement at home. He took photos with three black males, one of which can be heard saying, “He’s got my vote,” in the clip.
It’s unclear what Biden and group of fans, who also wore masks, were discussing. Although, laughs and kind gestures can be seen and heard in the video. At one point, Biden says, “That’s why I was elected in 1972,” in reference to his win in the United States Senate election in Delaware — a title he held from 1973–2009.
The former vice president left his Delaware home, where he’s been quarantined in the basement, on Sunday, May 13 for an unannounced visit to a protest site in Wilmington, where protests took place following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
He also visited Bethel AME Church, where he later took a knee (seen above) in a photo with political and faith leaders in Wilmington. Biden also said on Monday, June 1, that he will form a police accountability board in his first 100 days if elected president.
Biden stepped out in his hometown following backlash from a recent interview, in which he said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or [Donald] Trump, then you ain’t black.” The Democratic nominee voiced the latter during an interview with Charlamagne tha God on The Breakfast Club, May 22. That same day, Biden apologized for his controversial comment acknowledging in a campaign call with black business leaders that he had perhaps been “much too cavalier.”
“I know that the comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted. But nothing could be further [from] the truth,” Biden said. “I’ve never ever done that, and I’ve earned it every time I’ve run. I was making the point that I have never taken the vote for granted. And in fact, I know in order to win the presidency, I need the African American vote. And it was the driving force, as I said, in the beginning of my campaign [a] year ago, to my being able to win in the first place and win the primary. And it is going to be critical to my winning the presidency.”
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