Former Vice President Joe Biden officially entered the 2020 presidential race on Thursday morning.

He released a video this morning that lacks the substance most include when launching a campaign: “policy, biography, ideology.” Instead it’s a video over three minutes of someone with Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Maybe Biden took this route to differentiate himself from the other candidates. Plus, Biden is well known after all his time in Washington, DC, so maybe he didn’t feel the need to rehash the past.

I’ve always liked Biden, but this video and launch is plain out weird, mostly because he starts off with a lie about Charlottesville, VA:

Charlottesville is also home to a defining moment for this nation in the last few years. It was there on August of 2017 we saw Klansmen and white supremacists and neo-Nazis come out in the open, their crazed faces illuminated by torches, veins bulging, and bearing the fangs of racism. Chanting the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the ‘30s. And they were met by a courageous group of Americans, and a violent clash ensued and a brave young woman lost her life.

And that’s when we heard the words from the president of the United States that stunned the world and shocked the conscience of this nation. He said there were “some very fine people on both sides.” Very fine people on both sides?

With those words, the president of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And in that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime.

Here is the transcript of what Trump really said about Charlottesville:

Here’s the thing about Trump. There are legit criticisms about him, like all politicians before him, so I do not understand the need to lie or stretch the truth about him.

Biden becomes a drama queen when he claimed that America’s “core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America, America, is at stake.” Here’s more:

Folks, America’s an idea, an idea that’s stronger than any army, bigger than any ocean, more powerful than any dictator or tyrant. It gives hope to the most desperate people on earth, it guarantees that everyone is treated with dignity and gives hate no safe harbor. It instills in every person in this country the belief that no matter where you start in life, there’s nothing you can’t achieve if you work at it.

That’s what we believe. And above all else, that’s what’s at stake in this election.

No. No it’s not. I am NO fan of Trump, but calm down. America is still the greatest country in the world. He acts like Trump will LITRALLY rip up our Constitution, completely close our borders, strip everyone of their natural rights, dogs and cats living together….mass hysteria!

We’ve had two years of Trump. Has his presidency really altered lives for the worse? Our republic does not face the danger of going the way of communist states. It seems like “foreword” has become “backwards” as Biden thinks America has changed for the worst during this administration.

But where are your ideas, Biden? The video is full of the same old rhetoric we hear on a daily basis about Trump. How about your ideas? Where do you stand on policy and issues? I know we could look it up on his website, but put it in the damn video instead of coming across as someone with Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Trump welcomed Joe to the race:

Thing is, I truly think Biden is the only candidate that can cause problems for Trump. Biden cannot ignore reality though. Our economy is in decent shape, jobs report have mostly been stellar, unemployment is still low, and pay is going up.

All in all, that is what people care about. They want a steady job and the ability to provide for themselves and their family.


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