Biden Threatens to 'Rebuild' and 'Transform' America if Elected
Democratic presidential nominee make pledge as he vows 'to beat Donald Trump'
Joe Biden has declared that he is going "to beat Donald Trump" in November while vowing that he will "rebuild" and "transform" America if elected.
Biden, the Democrats' presidential nominee, tweeted Sunday night that if he wins the election, his administration “won’t just rebuild this nation — we’ll transform it.”
The pledge from the former vice president is raising speculation online about what exactly in the country would be transformed.
We're going to beat Donald Trump. And when we do, we won't just rebuild this nation — we'll transform it.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 6, 2020
However, Biden's critics from the left are expressing concern that he served for over 40 years in the upper echelon of government and didn't help solve these major issues in the past.
While his critics from the right insist that a Biden White House would take marching orders from the radical wing of the party, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her squad of far-left Democrats.
Some conservatives say his vice president pick will be an early indicator of his administration's direction.
Biden's campaign sent a link to his website when reached by Fox News for comment about the tweet.
The tweet appeared to be embraced by supporters and was liked 190,000 times as of midday Monday.
Scott Morefield, a media and politics reporter for the Daily Caller, responded to Biden’s post and said the transformation Biden was referring to would be the country's turn “into a socialist hellscape."
Biden's website lays out his plans to combat the coronavirus by offering, for example, the “wide availability of free testing.”
The campaign says a Biden White House would offer Americans a “decisive economic response that starts with emergency paid leave” to help those affected by the virus.
Other initiatives include an agenda for the black community, criminal justice reform, and a plan for gun violence, to name a few.
But Biden seems to have some issues that may require further explaining before Nov. 3.
Politico ran an article last month titled, “Why Biden is Rejecting Black Lives Matter’s Boldest Proposals.”
The article points out that Biden’s campaign is “led by an older and whiter group of operatives” and has said he is not in favor of defunding the police.
Andrew Bates, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, said at the time, “Biden does not believe that police should be defunded.
"He hears and shares the deep grief and frustration of those calling out for change, and is driven to ensure that justice is done and that we put a stop to this terrible pain.”
The Politico report said, “Internally, Biden’s campaign is balancing how to best respond to the transformational demands of protesters while maintaining his commanding lead over Trump.
"Biden gained the lead by staying largely out of the spotlight as Trump has praised the 'beautiful heritage' of the Confederacy and called protesters 'thugs.'"
But the Trump campaign apparently sees a vulnerability for Biden and is working to connect him to the left-wing push to disband and defund police departments.
Joe Biden's allies are doing everything they can to Defund the Police.— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) July 2, 2020
If you call 911, who will answer the phone?
You won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America. pic.twitter.com/ieEMcklTaq
The president has been a tough critic of cities like Seattle, Minneapolis, and New York over what he described as a soft approach to dealing with violent protesters.
His campaign has used these cities as a way to give Americans a glimpse of what it said would be a lawless country under Biden.
“If we defund the police as Joe Biden’s allies are calling for, who will answer the phone when people call 911?” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted on Sunday.
The Trump campaign has said, “You won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.”