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Remarks: Joe Biden Speaks at a Political Event in Philadelphia, PA - November 1, 2020

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Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:00-00:00:36 (36 sec)
Hello Philadelphia. That's what they call Philly strong. God love you all. Out in a rainstorm. [Laughter] Well I wanna thank you all. Kesha, thank you so much for that introduction. And thank you for how much you and your aunt have done for this city over the years. And Denise is a Philadelphia institution. 1

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:00:36-00:00:56 (20 sec)
And -- you know -- when young people -- you have monitor -- you're -- you've mentored and all the folks who've come along. The way you invest in the community is inspiring. And folks, this is the city where it all started. The birthplace of American democracy. Sounds corny but it's real. That's why I set up my headquarters here. 2

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:00:56-00:01:21 (25 sec)
That's why we started here. Because we learned a long time ago every generation has to fight to keep the democracy. I never believed we'd have to fight this hard though. I never believed that it'd be this much in jeopardy. We launched our campaign over on the oval back in 29 -- May 9 -- 2019. But -- you know -- what I said then -- we've been through a lot since then. 3

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:01:21-00:01:57 (36 sec)
But what I said then is even more true today. I said what we need is a president who's willing to lead. Who'll insist on dramatic change for our children's sake. The single most important thing we have to do is accomplish these things. In order to get them done we have to defeat Donald Trump. Folks, I'm honored to have with me in that fight so many wonderful friends who are here tonight including my good friend -- and he's been a good friend. 4

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:01:57-00:02:27 (30 sec)
His dad was a friend, his mom's a friend, his wife's a friend. The whole family -- because I'm from Scranton. Senator from Scranton, a guy named Bobby Casey. He's a great friend. And I wanna thank Congresswoman Scanlon. Let's send her back to the House on Tuesday. And the Vice Chair Street of the Pennsylvania Dems, City Council President Clark, and look -- we've asked so many of you for the energy you poured into this election. 5

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:02:27-00:02:49 (22 sec)
And look, I wanna also recognize one of the rising stars in our party who's been breaking his neck for me for a long time and all day today, Malcolm Kenyatta. Kenyatta, you've been so honored to have your support throughout this campaign. And I also want to thank, Philly Freeway for being here and performing. 6

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:02:49-00:03:16 (27 sec)
I know he's heartbroken. He's heartbroken tonight with the loss of his son. I know the pain of burying a son and he does too now unfortunately. And it means the world to me that he chose to be here because he thinks this election's that important. But I tell you what, you gotta find purpose. Because when you lose a child -- you know -- voting is the only way we can make the world better for our children, folks. 7

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:03:16-00:03:44 (27 sec)
And Doc Rivers, Jill and I grew up 76ers fan -- welcome to Philly, Doc. Now let's bring it home on the court and in this campaign. I've been quoting Doc Rivers a quote that he made after the shooting of Jacob Blake on the campaign trail. He asked -- he asked us to imagine what it takes for a black person to love America as much as he does and they do. 8

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:03:44-00:04:07 (24 sec)
And how it is that deep love for this country that so far for too long has never fully been recognized by the rest of the country. But I think -- I think the act -- you know -- there's two ways -- I was with Barack yesterday -- Florida. There's two ways people get inspired. They get inspired by inspiring leaders who do great things like Barack, and they get inspired by really bad leaders. 9

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:04:07-00:04:41 (34 sec)
I'm not being facetious. When they see the bad side. We need American leadership that seeks to deescalate tensions. To open the lines of communications. And to bring us together. To heal, to hope. As president that's precisely what I will try to do. Philadelphia, two more days. Two more days. In two days we can put an end to a presidency that has divided this nation. 10

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:04:41-00:05:05 (24 sec)
In two days we can put an end to a presidency that has failed to protect this nation. In two days we can put an end to a presidency that fanned the flames of hate all across this nation. Millions of Americans have already voted -- over 91 million. And millions more are gonna vote in the days ahead. But there's still a lot of Pennsylvanians who haven't voted yet. 11

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:05:05-00:05:37 (32 sec)
We need every single one of you to get out and to vote on Tuesday. My message to you is simple. Pennsylvania is critical to this election. Last time Donald Trump won Pennsylvania. He won by 44 votes -- 44,000 votes. Every single one of those votes matter. The power to change this country not figuratively is literally in the hands of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. 12

Joe Biden

Neutral
00:05:37-00:06:10 (34 sec)
Look, I don't care how -- I don't care how hard Donald Trump tries, there is nothing -- nothing that's gonna stop the people of this nation from voting and voting overwhelmingly. And when America votes, America will be heard. And when America's heard I believe the message is gonna be clear. It's time for Donald Trump to pack his bags and go home. 13

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:06:10-00:06:36 (26 sec)
We're done with the chaos. With the tweets, with the anger, the hate, the failure, the irresponsibility. We've got a lot of work to do. And if I'm elected your president we're gonna do it. We're gonna act. We're gonna act to get COVID under control. On day one of my presidency I'll put in action the plan I've been talking about for months: masking, social distancing, testing, tracing. 14

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:06:36-00:07:05 (29 sec)
A plan for the full and fair and free distribution of therapeutics and vaccine when we get one. Imagine -- imagine where we'd be if this president just wore a mask instead of mocking it from the beginning. I can tell you this. And every major health expert agrees with me. I can tell you this -- we wouldn't have nine million confirmed cases of COVID in this nation. 15

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:07:05-00:07:36 (31 sec)
We wouldn't have over 230,000 dead. Almost 9,000 here in Pennsylvania. We wouldn't be seeing those new record numbers of cases we're seeing every day now. Nearly 100,000 cases nationwide on Friday alone. More than 2,600 of them here in Pennsylvania. It was an all-time high. Wouldn't be facing another 200,000 deaths in the next few months as the doctors predict if we don't change course. 16

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:07:36-00:07:59 (23 sec)
Folks, we make up 4 percent of the world's population but guess what? We make up over 20 percent of the deaths. This president knew back in January how deadly this virus was. You may have heard me say the Intelligence Committee -- Community briefed him on it. And he said no, I never met -- I never read the briefing. 17

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:07:59-00:08:28 (29 sec)
Well that didn't surprise me that he doesn't read. [Laughter] But -- but he was lying. He knew how bad it was. He hid it from the American people. He went on record -- he went on record with a leading journalist. He said he knew. He knew how dangerous it was. But he lied to the American people. He knew it wasn't gonna disappear. 18

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:08:28-00:08:55 (27 sec)
But he kept telling us a miracle's coming. It'll be gone by Easter. It goes on and on and on. He's repeatedly had the gall to suggest just the other day that American doctors -- the people who have been on the front lines of this crisis for 9 months along with nurses and so many others -- he suggested these doctors are falsely inflating the deaths due to COVID because they wanna make money. [Audience Boos] Think about that. 19

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:08:55-00:09:16 (21 sec)
No, I really mean it. Think about it. The people of this nation have suffered and sacrificed for nine months. None more so than our doctors and our front-line healthcare workers. This president questioning their character, their integrity, their commitment to their fellow Americans. It's more than offensive, it's a disgrace. 20

Joe Biden

Somewhat Negative
00:09:16-00:09:44 (28 sec)
He's a disgrace to say it. Especially coming from a president whose waved the white flag of surrender on the virus. His chief of staff last week said we're gonna do nothing about the virus. It's here. Our front-line healthcare workers who've given all their best to this virus. Everything to beat it. Many of them died. 21

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:09:44-00:10:16 (32 sec)
But we have a president whose given up. I'll never give up nor will America give up. We'll never wave the flag of surrender. We're gonna beat this virus. We're gonna get it under control. But the truth is this is not hyperbole. The truth is to beat the virus we first gotta beat Donald Trump. He's the virus. 22

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:10:16-00:10:39 (24 sec)
Think about it. This guy, Trump, keeps telling us what a great job and all the jobs he's created as president. What a great president he is. Well did you know that Obama and I created more jobs in the last three years of our administration than the president did in his first year -- three years of his? Before the pandemic? 23

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:10:39-00:11:09 (29 sec)
And how about this? Did you know Donald Trump is going to be the first president in 90 years who's gonna finish his four years in office with fewer jobs under his leadership than when he started the presidency. First one in 90 years. That's a lot of presidents. That is a lot of crises. But only Trump is going to have fewer jobs at the end of his presidency than not -- even when he started. 24

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:11:09-00:11:48 (40 sec)
You see, I understand something Donald Trump doesn't. Wall Street did not build this country. You did. The working people of America built this country. The middle class built it. And unions built the middle class. Folks -- I believe from the bottom of my heart if you know anything about me I believe we should be rewarding work, not wealth in this country. 25

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:11:48-00:12:11 (23 sec)
Under my plan -- and this is the God's truth -- if you make more than -- less than 400,000 bucks a year you're not gonna pay a penny more in taxes. Not one penny, I promise you. But the wealthiest and the biggest corporations -- 91 of the Fortune 500 who pay zero tax -- federal income tax -- they're gonna start to pay their fair share. 26

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:12:11-00:12:48 (37 sec)
Because folks, why should a fire fighter, an educator, a nurse -- why should they pay a higher tax rate than the super wealthy? Which you do by the way. Why should you pay more in taxes than Donald Trump? Remember -- The only tax return we got he paid $750 in federal income tax. How about you? [Audience Boos] And you know what he said when it was pointed out last year? 27

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:12:48-00:13:13 (26 sec)
He said well that's because I'm smart. I know how to game the system. Just what we want as a president. Knows how to game the system and lay it all on you. Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to end this crisis. It's time that we take that money that he should be paying and help you, protect your healthcare, help you put your kid in school. 28

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:13:13-00:13:41 (28 sec)
Help you pay your taxes. Look, we will act to protect your healthcare. Trump and our Republican friends just jammed through a Supreme Court nominee. You know why? They've been trying since the day we passed the act -- they've been trying to destroy the Affordable Care Act. And if they get their way an estimated one million Pennsylvanians will lose their health insurance. 29

Joe Biden

Slightly Negative
00:13:41-00:14:07 (26 sec)
Folks, the -- no, listen. He's going into court -- whether he wins or loses he's going into court seven days after election day to wipe out the Affordable Care Act. Already because of his incompetence, 10 million people have lost their insu -- their employer-based insurance because they've gone out of business. 30

Joe Biden

Neutral
00:14:07-00:14:39 (32 sec)
Ten million. In addition to that, he wants to take away the other 20 million people who got covered by Obamacare. One hundred million Americans will lose their protections for preexisting conditions. Including five million of you here in Pennsylvania. Donald Trump thinks healthcare is a privilege. I think healthcare is a right. 31

Joe Biden

Neutral
00:14:39-00:15:01 (22 sec)
Folks, I'll not only restore Obamacare, I'll build on it. So you can keep your private insurance if you choose to or choose a Medicare-like option. We'll increase subsidies to lower your premiums, deductibles, out of pocket spending. Reduce prescription drug prices by 60 percent. You say, Joe how you gonna do that? 32

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:15:01-00:15:31 (31 sec)
By making sure he and the multimillionaires start paying their taxes so you don't have to spend as much. And by the way, this has been confirmed by all places. Wall Street -- Moody's on Wall Street said Biden's plan will create 18.6 million jobs. Good paying jobs. We'll increase the GDP by a trillion dollars more. 33

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:15:31-00:16:11 (40 sec)
We're gonna make sure we keep protections for the people with preexisting conditions. Meanwhile -- meanwhile something's gone unnoticed with all his lies and all the misrepresentation. He has announced that in fact if he gets elected he's gonna change the way we fun Social Security. The actuary of Social Security -- full time at the Social Security Administration says if Donald Trump's plan were he to be reelected gets put in place it will bankrupt Social Security by 2023. This is a guy with a lot of heart, isn't he? [Audience Boos] This is a guy -- tell that to your parents and grandparents. 34

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:16:11-00:16:40 (29 sec)
Look, folks, you have my word. I'll protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and make sure your healthcare is covered. But folks, look. He's done a lot of really stupid, mean things. But I think there's nothing worse that he's said or done than the way he's spoken about those of you who served in uniform -- 35

Unidentified

Unknown
00:16:40-00:16:42 (2 sec)
-- My son served, Joe -- 36

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:16:42-00:17:01 (19 sec)
-- Guess what, man? He talks about you being losers and suckers. My son Beau Biden -- he was the attorney general of the state of Delaware. Gave up that job to volunteer to go to Iraq for a year. Won the bronze star -- the conspicuous service medal in Iraq. He was not a loser. He was not a sucker. He was an -- a patriot. 37

Joe Biden

Leans Negative
00:17:01-00:17:31 (30 sec)
Just like your sons, your daughters, your parents, your grandparents who served. This president portrays himself as a tough guy. Macho man. Give me a break. But this is a president who won't even stand up to Vladimir Putin for putting bounties on the head of American soldiers serving in Afghanistan. He's too scared to challenge him. 38

Joe Biden

Neutral
00:17:31-00:17:57 (26 sec)
He's Putin's puppy. That's who he is. Donald Trump's not strong. This makes me angry. Donald Trump's not strong, he's weak. He commands virtually no respect on the international stage. Think about this. When's the last time you ever heard of a president showing up to the U.N. and being laughed at by the entire international community. 39

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:17:57-00:18:20 (23 sec)
A president who showed up -- I'm not making this up -- a president who showed up at our NATO meeting where our NATO allies -- the heads of state of our NATO nation were making fun of him. Donald -- this is a president who not only doesn't understand sacrifice, he doesn't understand courage. The physical courage it takes to serve in uniform. 40

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:18:20-00:19:04 (44 sec)
Maybe that's why the six of generals -- most four stars and admirals who worked in the administration have since left and said he's unfit to be the commander in chief. That's never happened before. And that's why the former Joint Special Operations Commander, General Stanley Mc -- Stanley McChrystal, former commander of Special Operations and the Seals who oversaw bin Laden's raid Admiral Bill McRaven, along with 22 other four stars endorsed me saying they support me and they trust me as their commander in chief. 41

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:19:04-00:19:33 (29 sec)
Look, you have my word I will support our military. They're our backbone. They're our sinew. They're our life. Ladies and gentlemen, we have to support em. And look, and we have to vote. We have to vote to meet this climate crisis. You know, Donald Trump when he hears climate he thinks hoax. I see it being about jobs, healthcare, and safety. 42

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:19:33-00:19:56 (22 sec)
The impacts of climate change too often fall disproportionately on communities of color. We're gonna make sure communities that benefit by the hundreds of billions of dollars in federal investment and infrastructure and climate change. We're gonna create local jobs, rebuild our roads, fill our sidewalks, install broadband, create spaces to live in, work in, and play in safely. 43

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:19:56-00:20:21 (25 sec)
He doesn't get it. The west is burning. More of our forest have been lost than the combined territory of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. Super storms in the Midwest wiping out whole communities. Flooding in the east coast. You know it's happening. We have a circumstance where in the south we find ourselves with more hurricanes. 44

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:20:21-00:20:51 (30 sec)
More vicious hurricanes. When the president was told that's because the waters of the Atlantic are opening up or warming up you know what he said? Well maybe we can stop it by dropping some atomic bombs on them. Oh, by the way this is the same guy -- you'll appreciate this being from Philly -- the same guy who said the problem we have in the Revolutionary War is we didn't have enough airports. [Laughter] Stable genius. 45

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:20:51-00:21:15 (24 sec)
Stable genius. Look, we'll act to deliver on racial justice as well. Protesting not burning or looting or violating. And can't be tolerated and it won't. But these protests are a cry for justice. The names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake, Walter Wallace, Jr., they're not gonna be forgotten soon. 46

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:21:15-00:21:49 (34 sec)
Not by me, not by you, not by the American people. And they'll inspire a new wave of justice in America. Folks, we can do this. There's nothing beyond our capacity. So honk if you want America to lead again. Honk if you want to trust Americans to begin to trust each other again. And honk if you want America to be united again. 47

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:21:49-00:22:18 (29 sec)
Folks, we can't afford four more years of Donald Trump. I believe this country has to come together. When I announced not far from here my candidacy I said I was doing it for three reasons. One, to restore the soul, decency in the White House -- the soul of America. I said I was running to be re -- rebuild the backbone of America. 48

Joe Biden

Leans Positive
00:22:18-00:22:43 (25 sec)
Hardworking middle-class folks and bring everybody along this time. And I said I was running to unite America. People said Joe, you used to be able to do that. But it can't be done anymore. Well if it can't be done anymore we're in trouble. I'm running as a proud Democrat but I'll govern as an American president. 49

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:22:43-00:23:11 (28 sec)
I'll work as hard for those who don't support me as those who do. That's the job of a president. To -- a duty to care -- to care for everyone. No red states, no blue states. The United States. So please vote. If you have an absentee ballot get it to a drop box as soon as you can. Or if you can, vote on election day. 50

Joe Biden

Neutral
00:23:11-00:23:40 (28 sec)
Make a plan. Go to iwillvote.com/PA. Folks, I'll never forget John Kennedy said. My colleagues in the Senate used to kid me because I'd remind them of it. While he's going to the moon. He said because this is America. And in America we refuse to postpone opportunities. Well I refuse to postpone the incredible opportunities available to America. 51

Joe Biden

Slightly Negative
00:23:40-00:24:01 (22 sec)
There's nothing beyond our capacity. There is no limit to America's future. The only thing that can tear America apart is America itself. And that's exactly what Donald Trump has been trying to do from the beginning. Dividing us in America, pitting us Americans against one another based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, national origin. 52

Joe Biden

Slightly Negative
00:24:01-00:24:36 (35 sec)
It's wrong. That's not who we are. Look, everybody knows who Donald Trump is. Let's show him who we are. We choose hope over fear. We choose unity over division. We choose science over fiction. And yes, we choose -- choose truth over lies. So folks, it's time to stand up, take back our democracy. We can do this. 53

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:24:36-00:25:14 (38 sec)
We're better than this. We're so much better. The United States of America is who we are. May God bless you all and may God protect our troops. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, thank you. Folks, one more thing. Every time -- every time I'd walk out of my grandpop's house up in Scranton he'd yell, "Joey, keep the faith." And my grandmother when she alive she'd -- no -- say, "Joey, no. 54

Joe Biden

Positive
00:25:14-00:25:19 (5 sec)
Spread it." Go spread the faith. We can do this. 55