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Biden Makes Appeal for Unity at Rally: Democrats Don’t Need to Be ‘Angry’ to Win Nomination

Former vice president Joe Biden held a campaign rally in Philadelphia this afternoon and said he rejects the idea that Democrats need to be “angry” if they want a chance at winning the nomination.

Biden said he wants to unite America before bringing up the Democratic party in particular, in a part of his speech provided to reporters in advance:

“I know some of the really smart folks say Democrats don’t want to hear about unity. They say Democrats are so angry, that the angrier a candidate can be, the better chance he or she has to win the Democratic nomination. Well, I don’t believe it. I really don’t. I believe Democrats want to unify this nation. That’s what our party has always been about. That’s what it’s always been about, unity.”

If people want a president, he continued, “to add to our division, lead with a clenched fist, a closed hand, a hard heart, to demonize your opponent, to spew hatred, they don’t need me. They’ve got President Donald Trump!”

You can watch above, via CNN.

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