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The Democratic presidential candidate of November 3, Joe Biden, continued to occupy the field, Tuesday, October 6, in the absence of Donald Trump, officially recovering in the White House. After a visit to Florida on Monday, he visited the historic site of the Battle of Gettysburg, the 1863 turning point of the Civil War and the scene of President Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speech. He presented himself once again as a unifier, multiplying the opposites compared to his opponent, Donald Trump.
While the outgoing president sparked controversy by ostensibly removing his mask upon his return to the White House on Monday evening after three days in hospital, Joe Biden lamented the “Partisan disputes” that surround the management of the Covid-19 epidemic. “Let’s stop the politics and follow the science. Wearing a mask is not a political statement. It is a scientific recommendation. Physical distancing is not a political statement. It is a scientific recommendation ”, he asserted. “The pandemic is not a state problem “red”[républicain] or “blue” [démocrate]. It affects us all and can take the life of anyone. It’s a virus. It is not a political weapon ”, he said. “We cannot undo what has been done”, he continued after referring to the large number of deaths attributed to the virus: “We can’t go back, but we can do so much better. “
Referring to the troubles linked to the denunciation of police violence, he assured: “I believe in law and order”, Donald Trump’s slogan, “I have never supported the proposal to cut police funds, but I also believe that the injustice is real. It is the product of a history that goes back 400 years, when black men, women and children were brought here in chains ”. “I don’t think we have to choose between public order and racial justice in America”, assured the former vice-president to get out of the alternative between order and chaos offered by the outgoing president.
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