Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is facing criticisms for referring to America as “an idea” that “we’ve never lived up to.” The clip, which is a part of his interview with “Unlocking Us with Brené Brown” podcast that was released earlier on Wednesday, was shared on his own Twitter account later in the evening.
“America was an idea, an idea,” the former vice president said. “We hold these truths to be self evident. We’ve never lived up to it, but we’ve never walked away from it before. And I just think we have to be more honest. Let our kids know, as we raise them, what actually did happen. Acknowledge our mistakes so we don’t repeat them.”
In his post, he captioned the clip as: “America was an idea. We’ve never lived up to it but we’ve never walked away from it before.”
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 22, 2020
Following his tweet, many Twitter users were quick to react, especially from the Republicans.
Fox News Channel contributor Lisa Boothe commented that Joe should move to Canada, to which another user responded with: “No thanks. You can keep him. We have enough of our own #@%# going on here.”
No thanks. You can keep him. We have enough of our own #@%# going on here.
— Oskar (@Oskarem) October 22, 2020
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My home is not “an idea.” I grew up here, my family grew up here, my ancestors built it, I can trace my lineage to men who fought in the Revolution. People love this country. It’s not just an idea, something abstract to “live up to.”
You are unfit to lead this nation.
The American people are the most compassionate on Earth, yet this guy wants you to feel ashamed for…being American..Hard pass..
Since 1775 and Paul Reveres famous midnight ride, America is just an idea? What a disrespect to the military and all those WW2 veterans like my Grandfather who went to fight for his country after Pear Harbor. He didn’t think America was just an idea he stood up for it.
We deserve to be led by a President who loves the American people & our culture. We deserve a President who is proud to be an American. Biden detests our people & our nation. Biden isn’t proud to be American, he’s ashamed. It doesn’t make sense to vote Biden; it’s suicidal.
Oh thats love just tell American citizens we didn’t live up the idea of America but of course I’m sure u have in your 47yrs in DC. Oh write u wrote the crime bill that put millions in prison. Sold the country for money & your son as VP. Nice idea to live up to.
“Acknowledge our mistakes so we don’t repeat them…so vote for me, a man who has been in office for half a century with nothing to show for it except a severe lack of self-awareness about the fact that I’m part of the problem.”