Biden Calls White Supremacy a “Poison” [Video]
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President Joe Biden said that white supremacy is a “poison” and called on Americans to reject racism and hatred.
“We need to say as clearly and forcefully as we can that the ideology of white supremacy has no place in America,” Biden said. “None.”
The president and first lady Jill Biden met with victims’ family members in Buffalo, New York after Saturday’s racially motivated mass shooting claimed the lives of 10 people. Biden then gave public remarks, where he denounced the white “replacement theory” believed to have inspired the shooter.
“I call on all Americans to reject the lie, and I condemn those who spread the lie for power, for political gain, and for profit,” Biden said. “White supremacy is a poison. It’s a poison running through … our body politic, and it’s been allowed to fester and grow right in front of our eyes.”
“We have to refuse to live in a country where black people going about a weekly grocery shopping can be gunned down by weapons of war deployed in a racist cause,” Biden said. “We have to refuse to live in a country where fear and lies are packaged for power and for profit. We must all enlist in this great cause of America.”