Say It Ain’t Joe

Joe Biden and His Campaign News

  • Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has endorsed former rival Joe Biden during a virtual event, saying to Biden that he was calling on Americans “to come together in this campaign, to support your candidacy which I endorse, to make sure we defeat…the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country.”
  • Biden says there should be a new Cabinet office dealing with pandemics.
  • President Obama has endorsed Joe Biden for president. 
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday ripped President Trump for his assertion that he has the power to make states reopen their economies amid the continuing COVID-19 outbreak.

“I am not running for office to be King of America. I respect the Constitution. I’ve read the Constitution. I’ve sworn an oath to it many times,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee tweeted. “I respect the great job so many of this country’s governors — Democratic and Republican — are doing under these horrific circumstances,” he said.

  • Emgage, which calls itself the largest Muslim political action committee in the country, said it is backing the former vice president because he supports ending President Trump’s travel ban on several majority-Muslim countries, raising the refugee admissions cap, and reforming the immigration system, among other issues.
  • Sen. Joe Manchin will endorse Joe Biden for president, putting to bed any thought that he might not support the Democratic presidential nominee this time around.
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed federally funded subsidies for businesses to keep employees on payroll when they would otherwise need to lay them off in times of economic distress.

Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, called for the national adoption of state-run “short-time compensation” programs amid the drastic spike in joblessness caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Such programs allow businesses facing financial peril to cut their workers’ hours with the federal government making up the difference in lost wages.

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said that he will “probably not” be able to reach President Trump’s hardcore base of supporters in his run for the White House, saying that some who back the president are drawn to him because he engages in the “politics of division.”
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he’s begun assembling a White House transition team so he’ll be able to staff up quickly in the event that he defeats President Trump in the 2020 election.

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