Biden: ‘I Defy You to Tell Me What Constitutes an American, You Can’t Do It'
'We’ve never fully lived up to it'
Democrat Joe Biden asked essential workers and military service members to define what an American is, stating, "you can't do it."
Biden: “I defy you to tell me what constitutes an American. You can’t do it.” pic.twitter.com/DlO0g7w6yK— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 2, 2021
“I’ve often said that America is the only nation in the world founded on an idea,” Biden said.
“Every other nation in the world is founded on the basis of either that — geography or ethnicity or religion."
"You can define every — almost everyone else based on those characteristics, but you can’t define America," Biden said.
"I defy you to tell me what constitutes an American," he continued.
"You can’t do it. We’re an incredibly diverse democracy.”
“But there is one thing that does define us a country: We were founded on an idea that, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men [and women] are created equal…endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…Life, Liberty, [and] the pursuit of Happiness,'” he added.
“It sounds corny to Americans, as we learn this in grade school and high school.
"We’ve never fully lived up to it, but we’ve never, ever, ever walked away from it.
"Every generation opens that aperture a little bit wider.”
Biden's remarks come days after First Lady Jill Biden claimed her husband was elected to relieve Americans who felt suffocated under President Donald Trump.
During a fluff interview with Vogue magazine profile titled, “The First Lady for All of Us: On the Road with Dr. Jill Biden.”
“When I travel around the country now, I feel as though people can breathe again."
"I think that’s part of the reason Joe was elected.”
“People wanted someone to come in and heal this nation, not just from the pandemic, which I feel Joe did by, you know, getting shots in everybody’s arms."