Joe Biden | 2020 Democratic Nominee for President

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1st Presidential Debate
September 29, 2020
Cleveland, OH

Joe Biden Contact & Bio Information

Joe Biden
Born 11/20/1942 (Age 77)
Religion:Catholic

Joe Biden Congress Details

Years in Congress: 01/03/1973 - 01/15/2009

Joe Biden History

Former Vice President of the United States (01/20/2017 - Present)
Vice President of the United States (01/20/2009 - 01/20/2017)
U.S. Senator from Delaware (01/03/1973 - 01/15/2009)
College Attended: Syracuse ('68) & Delaware ('65)
Degrees Earned: J.D. (Law) (68) & Bachelors Degree (65)
Prior Occupations: Professor

Notable Speaking Engagements by Joe Biden

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Joe Biden Speeches24Major speeches by Joe Biden
Joe Biden Interviews14Major interviews by Joe Biden
Joe Biden Debates11Debates Joe Biden participated in
Joe Biden Town Halls3Major Town Halls and Forums Joe Biden participated in
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Joe Biden Videos of Notable Speaking Engagements
Joe Biden 2020 DNC Convention Speech
Joe Biden gave the best speech of his life according to many receiving praise from pundits on the right and the left. He talked about Covid-19 and the hardships families face because of it and his plans to combat it as President.He also talked about protecting social security and medicare and improving childcare and eldercare.
Joe Biden Speech on Combating Systemic Racism
Former vice president Joe Biden delivered a speech in Wilmington, Delaware in which he spoke on combating systemic racism in the United States and to offer a policy proposal aimed at addressing it. Biden's plan called for the Federal Reserve to focus on addressing severe economic gaps between whites and minorities in the country, a major investment in Black-owned businesses, and access to affordable housing for minorities, among other things.
Joe Biden Speech on Riots and Civil Unrest in America
Former Vice President and presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden spoke about the killing of George Floyd and the nationwide riots that have followed during a speech in Philadelphia, PA. The former Vice President strongly condemned President Trump's handling of the crisis, especially his heavy-handed approach to peaceful protesters outside of the White House. Biden also spoke about how he would do things differently and asked Congress to pass a law prohibiting police from using chokeholds.
Joe Biden Speech to Supporters Announcing Bernie Sanders Endorsement
Senator Bernie Sanders joined presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden to announce his endorsement of the former Vice President in 2020. The two discussed the importance of the November election, with Sanders saying "[s]o, today, I am asking all Americans, I'm asking every Democrat, I'm asking every Independent, I'm asking a lot of Republicans to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, which I endorse. To make certain that we defeat somebody who I believe, and I’m speaking just for myself now, is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country."
Joe Biden State of the Union Interview
Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden participated in an interview conducted by CNN's Jake Tapper. He told Tapper what he had been doing to protect himself and his family during uncertain time and encouraged others to take the recommended precautions that the government had laid out for U.S. citizens to stay safe.
Joe Biden Interview With The View
The Democratic presidential front runner and former Vice President, Joe Biden, participated in a video interview with hosts of The View talk show. He talked about how he stayed up-to-date on the current global events and how he would handle things differently. He also expressed concerns about misinformation being spread by people who aren't professionals or have an ulterior motive. He also said that the American people could get through the crisis and expressed hope that we will emerge stronger than before.
11th Democratic Debate
The 11th Democratic Debate was supposed to be held at the Arizona Federal Theatre, also known as the Comerica Theatre, in Phoenix , Arizona, but was moved to CNN studios in Washington, D.C. due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the nation. After ten debates with a multitude of candidates, this was the first head-to-head debate of the primary season, featuring the last two major candidates remaining - Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. The two candidates spent over two hours debating with a large portion of the debate focused on the epidemic that has brought the economy to the brink and shut down large swaths of American society.
10th Democratic Debate
The 10th Democratic Debate will be held at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. CBS News is hosting the debate along with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. It is being held days after the Nevada caucuses and days before the South Carolina Democratic primary.
9th Democratic Debate
The 9th Democratic Debate was held at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. NBC News and MSNBC hosted the debate along with The Nevada Independent. It was the smallest debate stage in the 2020 election cycle and the first debate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg participated in. His Democratic rivals wasted no time harshly criticizing his record on a number of issues and questioning his motives for entering the race. Bloomberg appeared caught off guard at some moments, but forcefully pushed back at others. Another memorable moment is when Sen. Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg had an impassioned debate over courting minority voters.
8th Democratic Debate
The 8th Democratic debate co-hosted by ABC and television station WMUR was held at St Anselm College, outside of Manchester, NH. The candidates surprisingly struck a less hostile tone than prior debates and there were even some moments of levity when Bernie Sanders was asked about a criticism by Hillary Clinton about his likability in the Senate, hoping to get some moments of disagreement, but instead Joe Biden talked about his admiration for Sanders and gave him a hug. Not all moments were light though, with multiple candidates questioning Pete Buttigieg about his inability to break through with non-white voters and Biden sharply criticizing Sanders over gun control.
7th Democratic Debate
The 7th Democratic Debate co-hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register was held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Six candidates qualified for the debate in what was the smallest debate to date. The debate happened one day after Senator Warren accused Senator Sanders of privately telling her that a woman couldn't win the general election, an accusation Sanders vociferously denies. Another memorable element of the evening was Senator Klobuchar appearing to go on the attack against nearly everyone on the stage, especially the candidates she perceives as being too far left to win in a general election.
6th Democratic Debate
The 6th Democratic debate co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico will be held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The seven candidates who qualified will share the same stage for a single-night of debate. It begins at 8:00PM Eastern and is slated to end at 10:30PM. This will be the last debate of 2019.
Joe Biden Climate Change Campaign Advertisement
Joe Biden released a campaign advertisement heavily critical of Donald Trump's denial of global climate change, hammering the President over his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and his actions as President that have turned a blind eye to the crisis before pivoting to a more positive tone where Biden is shown discussing what can and will be done if he were elected in 2020.
Joe Biden Teamsters Labor Forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Joe Biden participated in a forum hosted by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he discussed was asked questions about his plans to help the middle class, how he intends to protect multi-employer pensions, workers rights, collective bargaining and health care.
Joe Biden Campaign Rally in New Hampton, Iowa
Joe Biden held a campaign rally in New Hampton, Iowa during his barnstorm tour of the state. The rally was like many others he's had throughout the state until a voter stood up and accused Biden of "sending his son to Ukraine" while he was Vice President, which prompted Biden to strongly push back against the man. Biden called the man a "damn liar." Biden also said "You said I set up my son to work at an oil company, isn't that what you said? Get your words straight, jack. I'm not going to get in an argument with you."
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Joe Biden released a viral campaign ad titled "A President the World is Laughing At" which shows "hot mic" footage of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron laughing and joking about Trump's propensity to have free-ranging and often rambling press conferences with other world leaders. The ad concluded with Biden saying “The world sees Trump for what he is. Insincere, ill-informed, corrupt, dangerously incompetent, and incapable in my view of world leadership.”
Joe Biden Mason City, Iowa Rally
Joe Biden spoke to rally goes at the Historic Park Inn in Mason City, Iowa during his barnstorm tour of the state before their first-in-the-nation caucus. Biden talked about his fight for "the soul" of our country and said that Donald Trump is doing irreparably damage to it. Biden also talked about his tax and healthcare proposals that he promises will help the middle-class.
5th Democratic Debate
The Fifth Democratic Debate will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten candidates qualified for the debate - Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer.
Joe Biden New Hampshire State House Rally
Joe Biden held a rally outside of the New Hampshire State House after filing candidacy paperwork for the first-in-the-nation primary in early 2020. Biden spoke about his campaign and reiterated to his supporters why he thinks he is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential election. Biden was joined on stage with his wife, Jill Biden, and John Lynch, the former Democratic governor of New Hampshire.
Joe Biden Andrea Mitchell Reports Interview
Joe Biden spoke with Andrea Mitchell on her MSNBC program in a wide ranging phone interview where he discussed how he sees the 2020 race as it is today, the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, Trump's withdrawal withdrawal from Syria, and what his thoughts are on Trump's continued attacks against his son Hunter.
Joe Biden 60 Minutes Interview
Joe Biden sat down for an interview with Norah O'Donnell of 60 Minutes for his first major interview since Donald Trump attempted to get dirt on him and his family from the Ukrainian government, a decision that has led to the House of Representatives opening up an impeachment inquiry into the President. Biden forcefully defended him and his sons characters, saying that he has nothing to hide, unlike the President who has refused to release his tax returns. Biden also spent time lamenting the "lasting damage" the Trump Administration will have on the country.
Joe Biden Economic Policy Speech in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Joe Biden delivered a speech on his economic policy proposals in his home town of Scranton, Pennsylvania where he blasted Donald Trump for "squandering" a strong economy and abandoning the very people he promised to help if he were to be elected in 2016. Biden said that "Donald Trump inherited a strong economy from Barack and me. Things were beginning to really move. And just like everything else he’s inherited, he’s in the midst of squandering it,” before pivoting to his proposals to help the lower and middle classes get a leg up in a changing global economy.
Joe Biden Davenport, Iowa Rally
Joe Biden spoke at a rally in Davenport, Iowa where he spent much of the time hammering Donald Trump over his continued personal attacks and conspiracy theories against him and his son, Hunter Biden. Biden also hammered Trump over his decision to abandon the Kurds, a longtime US ally in northern Syria, claiming that it proves that Trump is a "complete failure." The speech was one of Biden's most forceful rebukes of Trump to date.
4th Democratic Debate
The fourth Democratic debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, just outside of Columbus, featured twelve candidates all sharing the same stage. Most observers paid close attention to how Senator Elizabeth Warren performance now that she is leading in many national polls and she had a fairly strong night. Eyes were also on Bernie Sanders, who is returning to the race after suffering a heart attack on October 1. He had a strong performance and is, at least for now, seeming to move on from his health emergency. Joe Biden had a relatively strong night without any major gaffes, but without any major memorable moment either.
Joe Biden Speech Calling For Donald Trump's Impeachment
Joe Biden officially called for President Donald Trump's impeachment for the first time, saying that Trump "is shooting holes in our Constitution and we cannot allow him to get away with it.” Biden, unlike many of his Democratic competitors in the 2020 Primary, had long refused to comment on calling for Trump to be removed from office, but decided that the time has come for Trump to be removed due to the widening Ukraine scandal where he used he pressured that country's President to investigate Joe Biden in exchange for the release of desperately needed military aid.
Joe Biden Reno, Nevada Rally
Joe Biden spoke at a rally in Reno, Nevada where he went off his normal campaign stump speech and delivered a forceful rebuke to President Trump over his attempt to fan the conspiracy theory flames that the real political scandal swirling around D.C. right now isn't the impeachment investigation into him, but instead is Hunter Biden's business dealings. Biden took direct aim at Trump, saying that he's "not going anywhere" and that he's "not going to destroy me."
Joe Biden Jimmy Kimmel Live Interview
Joe Biden sat down for an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live one day after Nancy Pelosi formally announced that the House of Representatives will open impeachment proceedings against President Trump due to the fact that Trump pressured the Ukrainian President to investigate Joe Biden in exchange for him releasing military aid authorized by Congress to the country. Biden expressed deep concern about Trump's actions, saying "It's such a blatant abuse of power that I don't think it can stand. Based on the material that they acknowledged today, it seems to me it's awful hard to avoid the conclusion that it is an impeachable offense and a violation of constitutional responsibility."
Joe Biden Statement on Ukraine Whistleblower Complaint
Joe Biden delivered a statement on the unfolding Ukraine whistleblower complaint that accuses President Trump of asking for a quid pro quo from the Ukrainian government where they would investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars in Congressional mandated aid. Biden stressed that no person, even the President of the United States, is above the law and encouraged the House of Representatives to use all the tools at their disposal to get to the bottom of the crisis.
3rd Democratic Debate
The third Democratic debate in Houston brought the top ten candidates in the Democratic field onto the same stage for the first time and there was no shortage of lively discussion among the group. The top three candidates - Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders - stuck largely to their typical script, with neither of them delivering any major blows, to the likely relief of Joe Biden. The remaining seven candidates received ample time to deliver their message and answer questions from the moderators, but none appeared to deliver a breakout performance that would shake the top of the field up.
Joe Biden New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention Speech
Joe Biden delivered a speech at the 2019 New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention where he spoke in front of the energetic audience and stuck to the usual themes of his campaign, but notably had a Freudian slip when he accidentally referred to Donald Trump as Donald "Hump." Biden quickly corrected himself and laughed off his slip of the tongue.
Joe Biden The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Interview
Joe Biden sat down with Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show" to have a sometimes fun and other times serious discussion about his 2020 Presidential bid. Biden admitted near the beginning of the interview that he decided to run for President after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia where Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacists who killed a counter protester and equated peaceful protesters with white supremacists. Biden was also asked about proneness to make gaffes, prompting him to joke that "the reason I came on the Jimmy Kimmel show is..." before diving into a serious discussion.
Joe Biden Hawkeye Area Labor Council Picnic Press Availability
Joe Biden met with a number of reporters outside of the Hawkeye Area Labor Council Picnic where he answered their questions on a range of topics before entering the picnic event. Biden spoke about the upcoming Democratic debate where only ten candidates qualified, saying he's looking forward to being able to have a more substantive discussion with the candidates on stage. He also discussed a recent controversy where he appeared to lump together a number of different stories about military heroism into one story, saying he has nothing to apologize for.
Joe Biden Keene State College Rally
Joe BIden spoke at a campaign rally at rally in Keene State College in New Hampshire where he talked about his desire to pass the Equality Act, which is a bill the 116th House of Representatives passed that would prohibit discrimination "on the basis of the sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition of an individual, as well as because of sex-based stereotypes." Biden also talked about his desire to expand Obamacare, redouble our efforts to tackle climate change, and pass legislation that will help veterans.
Joe Biden Dartmouth College Town Hall
Joe Biden held a town hall with students and faculty of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire where he fielded questions on what was supposed to be a health care focus, but turned into a wide ranging discussion on a variety of topics. A memorable moment of the event was when Mr. Biden, when recalling the tumultuous era of political assassinations throughout the 1960's, asked those in attendance to imagine what would have happened if Barack Obama were assassinated.
Joe Biden Iowa State Fair Speech
Joe Biden gave a speech at the Iowa State Fair, a mandatory campaign stop for Presidential candidates of both political parties. Biden spent much of his time giving a blistering critique of Donald Trump and spoke of the desperate need for leadership out of the White House, promising that he is the one person who can deliver that leadership.
Joe Biden Iowa State Fair Press Conference
Joe Biden held an impromptu press conference on the Iowa State Fair grounds where he took questions from local and national press on his proposals for stricter gun control, whether he believes Donald Trump is a white supremacist, how he will help farmers caught up in the current trade war with China, and how this Presidential run is different than the other times he's vied for office.
2nd Democratic Debate (2/2)
Night two of the second Democratic debate in Detroit was a heated one between the 2020 hopefuls. The candidates focused more on attacking one another on issues such as healthcare and immigration than they did on how they would defeat Donald Trump. Kamala Harris was slammed by several candidates for her healthcare plan and her tenure as California's attorney general, but it was Joe Biden who received the majority of the blows by almost every candidate. His record was constantly called into question, as well as his position on the Hyde Amendment. Biden's responses were references to his time serving with Barack Obama.
1st Democratic Debate (2/2)
Night two of the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle featured the second ten of twenty candidates who qualified to participate. The debate featured much more spirited discussion between the candidates than the first evening, with Vice President Biden, Senator Sanders, and Senator Harris engaging each other directly on a number of hot button issues like universal healthcare, racism, and immigration reform. One exchange in particular stood out when Senator Harris criticized Vice President Biden over his remarks praising former segregationist Southern Senators. Biden pushed back by saying Harris mischaracterized his words and insisted he did not praise racists.