Biden Officially Launches His Campaign

Former Vice President Joe Biden says he is running for president “to help restore the soul of the nation.” During a rally in Pittsburgh yesterday, the Democratic presidential candidate called the middle class “the backbone of America.” Biden said the middle class built the U.S. and that it’s been hurt by President Trump. This, as Biden noted that the stock market is “roaring,” but said many hard working people are just not feeling it.

The former VP chose a union hall to hold his first rally since announcing his White House bid last week. He called himself a “union man” and said union busting must stop. As part of that, Biden is calling for a 15-dollar federal minimum wage, a public option for Medicare and more taxes for the rich.

He noted that the fleshed out specifics of his policy proposals would be available in a few weeks.You can expect him to offer a little more, however, during an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts this morning on “Good Morning America.”

Biden was President Obama's VP for eight years. He decided against a White House run in 2016 after the death of his son, Beau, who lost a long struggle with brain cancer.


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