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Biden speaks of racial 'open wound,' contrasting with Trump

Joe Biden
Posted at 1:58 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 14:03:29-04

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, responded to the police killing of a black man in Minnesota with an empathetic contrast to President Donald Trump, who has suggested authorities could respond with violence to racially charged protests around the country.

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Biden launched his bid for the presidency arguing that he’s uniquely positioned to unite a deeply divided country.

As the country endures another spasm of racial unrest, the central premise of Biden’s campaign is being tested.

Biden lamented the “open wound” of systemic racism in the United States.