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tv   Road to the White House 2020 Joe Biden Presidential Announcement  CSPAN  April 25, 2019 11:32am-11:37am EDT

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>> more live coverage today ringing you a discussion on hate crimes and a rise in white supremacists attack. live at 3 p.m. eastern on c-span.
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thebiden officially entered 2020 presidential campaign, releasing a video this morning. take a look. we know by heart we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal and in -- in out by our creator with certain unalienable rights. always lived up to these ideals. we have never before walked away from them. on august 2017 we saw plans and white supremacist and neo-nazi's come out into the open and create spaces illuminated by
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torture and bearing the signs of racism. we are met by a courageous group of americans and a violent clash lifed and a woman lost her . that's one we heard the words of the president of the united states sets fund the world and shocked the nation. he said they were "they were very fine people on both sides". those words the president of the moral states assigned a privilege between those spreading hate and those standing against it. in that moment, i knew the threat to this nation was unlike any i had ever seen in my life. i wrote at the time that we work in the battle for the soul of
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this nation. today. even more true we are in the battle for the soul of the nation. back at four years of this president as an aberrant of time. fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are, and i cannot stand by and watch that happen. , our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made america america is at stake. today i am announcing my candidacy for presidency of the united states. more powerful than any dictator or tyrant, a gives hopes to the most desperate people on earth, guaranteeing that everyone is treated with dignity and gives
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hate no safe harbor. start, therere you is nothing you cannot achieve if you want that. that's what we believe. above all else that is what is at stake in this election. we cannot forget what happened in charlottesville. to remember who we are. this is america. >> president trump reacting to joe biden entering the race, tweeting, welcome to the race sleepy joe, i only hope that you have the intelligence to wage a campaign. if you make it i will see you at the starting gate.


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