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Remarks: Joe Biden Meets With Campaign Supporters in Atlanta - May 18, 2024

Very Positive

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:00-00:00:34 (34 sec)
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Well, look, I realize I'm surrounded by Morehouse men. [Inaudible] Modelo or steak guy, okay? And the Vice President's Howard, so you know, you guys are okay, but, you know, I mean, well, yeah... Right? Okay, I'd better take it. [Laughs] Do you realize how insufferable it's gonna be now, with my chief guy? 1

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:34-00:01:08 (34 sec)
It used to be... What's his name? I can't think of it now. He used to... He used to -- used to be a Morehouse guy. Well, what -- what's his name? Yeah, it's C -- Cedric something. I tell you what, I'm going to Morehouse tomorrow, and by the way, let's wish this guy a happy graduation, men. Tomorrow. And he made a commitment to me. When he's elected president, and they say, "Joe Biden's in the waiting room," he won't say, "Joe who?" That's the commitment. 2

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:01:08-00:01:30 (22 sec)
Well, look, it's good to be back. I was -- Last time I was in this room was I think 2014, 2015, in that range, and, uh, you know, as they say in Claymont, Delaware, where I -- when we moved from Scranton, Pennsylvania, moved to a little steel town in northern Delaware called Claymont, and, uh, and, uh, you all brung me to the dance. 3

Joe Biden

Positive
00:01:30-00:02:03 (33 sec)
The reason we're here is because of, and all the electives that are here, and I don't want to start naming, I'll leave somebody out, but you really made a gigantic difference. And everybody -- It's easy to forget, but I don't forget. Little election's in January, elected two senators. Two, and every -- remem -- I want you all to remember that when we first got elected, we were told that because everything was so close in terms of numbers, we couldn't get anything being done. 4

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:02:03-00:02:27 (24 sec)
We got everything done. Because of you! No, I'm not joking. Because of you, from recovery, I -- all the way around the b -- horn, all of it. And we're gonna do a lot more. You know, I'm -- I really appreciate you giving me the opportunity to do this again, and I really mean it when I say, the Congressman knows what I'm talking about, we've got a -- we've got a tight operation. 5

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:02:27-00:02:49 (22 sec)
And -- And it's gonna be, uh, I think we're gonna do well. I think... And, you know, look, here's the deal, you hear about how, you know, we're behind in the polls, well, so far, the polls haven't been right once. Uh, now, the -- we're -- Look, we're all -- we're either tie, or slightly ahead, or slightly behind, but what I look at is actual election result. 6

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:02:49-00:03:08 (19 sec)
And the election results are in the primaries. Look at the primaries. Well, Mr. Trump h -- h -- has -- he doesn't have an opponent, but he lost 120,000 votes in Pennsylvania. They didn't vote for him. They voted for a woman who's no longer in the race. 150- I'm -- They're -- They're rough numbers. I think it's 120,000, I think. 7

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:03:08-00:03:40 (32 sec)
And -- And Indiana, I think, it was 100,000 votes. And, uh, my point is that... Listen, I'm not gonna take a lot of time. I want to talk to you individually, but the fact is that this election, a lot's at stake. Lots at stake. It's not about me. It's about the alternative as well. You know, he, uh... Uh, uh, I -- I think it's fair to say I won't use the exact phrase I used when I was still playing ball, but, uh, my opponent's not a good loser. 8

Joe Biden

Neutral
00:03:40-00:04:04 (24 sec)
But he's a loser. [Laughs] Yeah. And, uh, I th -- [Laughs] Oh, I don't want to get started. I'm gonna get in trouble. B -- But, uh -- But the -- the -- the thing is he's laid out, and the Republicans in the House, they can tell you, my colleagues can tell you, they're laying out exactly what they're gonna do if they win. 9

Joe Biden

Positive
00:04:04-00:04:22 (18 sec)
Everything you let me do, everything you help me do, everything we've done, they want to undo, from the climate legislation, to taking -- not allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. I remember people, instead of 400 bucks a month, seniors are paying 35 bucks a month for their insulin. There's a lot more. 10

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:04:22-00:04:44 (22 sec)
There's a lot more, but look... And I end by saying I honest to God, and I think you think it too, I'm not sure, but I think you know that our democracy is really on the line. Listen to the things he said. I asked him what happens, is he gonna accept the loss? He said it depends, and then he said if he loses, there's gonna be a blood bath. 11

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:04:44-00:05:05 (21 sec)
This guy is gonna -- They're -- His phrase. By the way, get this week's Time Magazine. Read what he said in his own words, what he said. So this is an important election for all the people we care about, and I care about all the American people out there. There's a lot of hardworking folks who are trying to figure out what's going on, and we've got a lot more work to do. We've made a lot of progress. 12

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:05:05-00:05:23 (18 sec)
There's a lot more work to do. But anyway, I, as my mother would say if she's here, "Joey, hush up. You've spoken too much." But thank you all for being here, and I'd like to come around and talk to each one of you individually to answer your questions, okay? Thank you, thank you, thank you. 13