Joe Biden incredible motivational words Hope over Fear Science over Fiction Detroit, Mich.
detroit there’s no better no more appropriate place to hold a drive-in rally than in motor city usa i want to thank everett i want to thank every for sharing his story with us and for the unfailing dedication that you and so many of your proud union educators we owe you we owe you big for the students and families you take care of during these difficult times i’m married i’m jill biden’s husband she’s an educator so that’s what teaching is it’s just not what she does it’s who she is so ever thank you and folks look i also want to thank the incredible leaders who are here today my good friend mayor duggan and mayor doug and i spent an awful lot of time together trying to get detroit back he got it back on on on the upside but i was here when trying to get every all the help he could possibly get to get it done when uh as vice president fighting to support this city invest in the revitalization of the future of detroit because i’ve always believed in detroit and i’m just saying that my dad was an automobile man that’s what got me through school that’s what everything was about and i’ve always believed in michigan we have the finest auto workers in the world here in michigan that’s not hyperbole that’s a fact i want to thank you chairwoman barnes thank you very very much and lieutenant governor gilchrist you’ve been a good friend and governor whitmer you’ve been an incredible leader tested she’s been tested and proven under crisis conditions and extraordinary circumstances your leadership through this pandemic has saved countless lives of michiganders here gov that’s a fact and you’ve shown the whole nation just how tough you are michigan tough and i’m proud to call you a friend and senator debbie stabenow and gary peters thank you for fighting for the people of michigan who need help now but aren’t getting it because the republican leader mitch mcconnell cares more about shoving through a supreme court nomination to take away your health care than he does helping the hurting people in this city this state and this country we can’t forget that winning in november doesn’t just mean defeating donald trump it means winning back the united states senate and expanding our majority in the house of representatives that’s why we need to send gary back to washington d.
c i really mean we need him that’s the guy who knows what he believes and says what he believes and does what he believes and alongside debbie stavenal for the people of michigan but not quite frankly for the whole country folks as my coach used to say it’s go time this is the most important election of our lifetimes and you can make all the difference here in michigan the choice is as clear as ever and the stakes are higher than ever the stakes are in this election remind me of something my dad used to say he said joey a job’s about a lot more than a paycheck it’s about your dignity it’s about respect it’s about your place in your communities to be able to look your child in the eye and say honey is going to be okay and mean it well that’s a lesson never i’ve never forgotten that’s what i grew up surrounded by hard-working families in scranton pennsylvania claymont delaware how many people today though can look their kids in the eye and say everything’s going to be all right and mean it these times are hard unemployment is way up due to the pandemic just this week over a million two hundred thousand more people file for unemployment the economic outlook for next year remains uncertain and across michigan and the country folks are worried about making their next rent payment or their mortgage payment or their car payment they’re worried whether or not they can purchase the prescription drug they need or put food on the table have to make a choice worried about sending their kids to school worried about not sending their kids to school they see the people at the top doing a hell of a lot better while the rest of her left to wonder who’s looking out for me that’s donald trump’s presidency more than 215 south i think it’s now 217 thousand dead americans because of coven 19.
and experts say we’ll lose nearly 200 000 more lives in the next few months all because this president cares more about his park avenue perspective on the world and the stock market than he does about you because we refuse to follow the science it’s estimated if we just wore these masks between now and the end of the year we’d save 100 000 lives folks you know what’s really sad about all this the president knew he knew back in january how dangerous this virus was and he hid it from the american people he told the journalist bob woodward in a taped interview that the disease was deadly and gendered deadly and far worse than the flu and airborne but here’s what he did according to the new york times today his administration gave wall street investors a heads up about it didn’t tell us but gave wall street investors a head up but the american people he said nothing that’s why they made so much money by quote selling short they knew what was coming but what happened to the rest of us he told bob ordered he didn’t want to panic the american people we don’t panic he panicked [Laughter] and his reckless personal conduct since his diagnosis has been unconscionable the longer donald trump is president the more reckless he gets dr fauci the leading expert in the country referred to the president’s announcement on the supreme court in the rose garden as quotas super spreader event causing so many people to get coven and how did trump respond he responded by running a national ad taking dr fauci’s words out of context dr fauci said way back in march a quote i can’t imagine that anybody could be doing more referring to the public health officials that trump took that quote out of context and put it in a campaign ad deliberately lying making it sound like dr fauci was talking about him even after fauci asked him to take the ad down trump’s campaign said they continue to use the ad knowing it was a lie that behavior is no surprise after all this is the same man who looks at americans who put their lives on the line like my son put the lives in their line to save our nation calls them losers and suckers my son beau spent a year in iraq won the bronze star the conspicuous service medal he was no sucker and the people he left behind were heroes and now now as a consequence of this overwhelming line misleading irresponsible action on the part of donald trump how many empty chairs are there going to be around the dining room table tonight because of his negligence folks we’re so much better than this as a country despite the crisis we face we have an enormous opportunity to build back better the american people have had the blinders taken off to replace donald trump’s incentives for companies to ship jobs overseas with real policies and tax credits to revitalize american manufacturing to make it in america make it in michigan buy american look we’re going to do everything to give everyone a fair return on their work an equal chance to get ahead for example in communities of color here in detroit and all across the country the question is how do we break the cycle we’re in good times you lag behind in bad times you’re the first hit then hit the hardest and in recovery you’re the last ones to bounce back the answer is about justice criminal justice police reform this nation is strong enough to both honestly face systemic racism and strong enough to provide safe streets for our families and small businesses that too often bear the brunt of looting and burning we have no need for armed militias roaming america streets and we should have no tolerance for extremist white supremacist group menacing our community these guys are hatching violent and deranged schemes like the one against governor whitmer that the fbi and local law enforcement uncovered and stopped last week but make no mistake that was a planned act of terrorism a plot think of this a plot in the united states of america to blow up a bridge on american soil to threaten the lives of police officers to kidnap an american leader is the sort of behavior you might expect from isis and should shock the conscience every american to see that sort of twisted thinking and take root here in america but all president does trump does is fan the flames of hatred and division in this country telling the proud boys in the debate with me when i said when you condemned him he said i’ll tell them to stand back and stand by what the hell’s the matter with this guy attacking governor whitmer on the same day this plot was exposed it’s despicable and by the same measure if you say we have no need to face racial injustice in this country you haven’t opened your eyes to the truth of america today there have been powerful voices for justice in recent weeks and months george floyd’s six-year-old daughter who i met with and when i met the family gina i knelt down to say hi to her and she said looked at me and said daddy changed the world jacob blake’s mother another one when i met with her said violence doesn’t reflect who her son is and the nation needs healing and says she’s playing praying for the police officers or doc rivers the basketball coach choking back tears when he said quote we’re the ones getting killed we’re the ones getting shot we’ve been hung it’s amazing why we keep loving this country and this country doesn’t love us back think about that think about what it takes to be a black person to love america today that is a deep love of this country that is far too long has not been fully recognized what we need in america’s leadership to seek to escalate tensions to open the lines of communications to bring us back together again to heal to hope as president that’s precisely what i’ll do but true justice is also about jobs good paying jobs financial stability families of color building building wealth passing it down that’s how you deliver equality and equity another example more and more women are dropping out of the workplace because of the recession we’re in a city around the suburbs i have a plan to deal with the pandemic responsibly new testing tracing masking not politicizing the race for vaccine planning for safe and equitable distribution providing ppe and other resources for schools to reopen safely ease the caregiving crisis that so many families are experiencing squeeze between raising your kid and caring for your aged loved ones and protect your health care in the middle of this pandemic why did republicans have the time as i said to hold a hearing on the supreme court instead of addressing the significant upcoming needs of local communities i’ll tell you why it’s about wiping out obamacare wiping it off the books because her nominee has said in the past that the law should be struck down it’s going to take away health care coverage for 20 million americans they’ll also take away protections for pre-existing conditions that more than 100 million people in america have complications of covert 19 will also add to that lung scarring heart damage could well become the next pre-existing condition that will toss out the rule that allows children to be covered on their parents health insurance until age 26 will take us backwards to an insurance companies could charge a woman more for health care than a man just because she’s a woman folks we can do so much better together i’ll build on the affordable care act where you can choose to keep your private insurance as well as offer medicaid-like public option which will give private insurance real competition we’re going to increase subsidies so your premiums are lower you can afford to plan with lower deductibles lower out-of-pocket spending folks we can only do this if we come together as a country abraham lincoln told us that a house divided cannot stand today trust is ebbing hope seems elusive and instead of healing we’re being ripped apart i refuse to let that happen we need to revive a spirit of bipartisan in this country a spirit of being able to work together another when i say that i’m told that used to be the way joe used to get a lot of things done but things have changed well i’m here to tell you it can happen again and they must it must if there’s any going to get anything done i’m running as a proud democrat but i will govern as an american president i work with democrats and republicans that’s why so many republican leaders have endorsed me they know i’ve done it will do it again for those who don’t support me as well as those who do folks that’s the job of a president the duty to care the duty to heal and you too have a sacred duty as my friend john lewis used to say vote it matters michigan matters you elected me and barack obama in 2008 and 12 and you bet on us when we bet on you and bet on american workers we bet on the uaw i’m asking for your trust and support in 2020 for camel and me always have your back i promise you so please vote help us get out the vote go to iwillvote.
com mi in detroit more than 20 years look you have now 20 early voting centers they’re open now all across the city open seven days a week on election day it’s a one-stop shop you can go get registered and vote right then and there so don’t wait vote today tell everyone you know everyone you meet vote vote vote and no matter what don’t let anybody discourage you or tell your vote won’t count because it does you the american people are going to decide the future of this country vote it’s time to restore america’s soul it’s time to rebuild the backbone of this country the middle class and unions built the middle class no matter what your ace raise your gender folks folks look it’s time to unite america it really is i’ll never forget what president kennedy said about going to the moon my colleagues in the senate used to kid me but raising it when i bring it up in a caucus he answered the question that was on everybody’s lips but nobody asked why are we doing this he said we’re doing it because we refuse to postpone i refuse to postpone any longer the work america must do there’s nothing beyond our capacity there’s no limit to america’s future the only thing that can tear america apart is america itself look everybody knows who donald trump is let’s show them who we are we choose hope over fear unity over division science over fiction and yes truth over lies it stands time to stand up take back our country god bless you all and may god protect our troops go get em we can do this