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Biden Condemns Racism, Trump’s Response After Minnesota Protests

  • Democrat calls on Americans to fight for racial justice
  • Biden says ‘very soul of America’ at stake with racism
A person approaches a police line after a night of protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 29, 2020.

A person approaches a police line after a night of protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 29, 2020.

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Joe Biden denounced the unjust treatment of African Americans and called Friday on Americans to take an active role in combating racism, as he assailed President Donald Trump’s leadership after a black man was killed in police custody in Minnesota.

Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, delivered brief remarks in a speech streamed live on his website, as he sought to draw a clear contrast with a series of inflammatory tweets from Trump suggesting that protesters in Minneapolis would be shot.