Biden marks MLK Day: Americans are 'living through a battle for the soul of this nation'
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBooker seizes on Kavanaugh confirmation fight The Hill's Morning Report — Trump denigrates NATO allies, floats 4 percent solution Dems mull whether Warren is the one to take on Trump MORE said Americans are “living through a battle for the soul of this nation” in a tweet marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“Dr. King said that change ‘comes through continuous struggle.’ As we celebrate his legacy today, we’re once again living through a battle for the soul of this nation,” Biden tweeted. 

 

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Biden’s message come as President TrumpDonald John TrumpReporters defend CNN's Acosta after White House says he 'disrespected' Trump with question Security costs of Trump visit to Scotland sparks outrage among Scottish citizens Ex-CIA officer: Prosecution of Russians indicted for DNC hack 'ain't ever going to happen' MORE faces intense backlash for his alleged comments calling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole countries" during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform.

Biden criticized Trump over the comments last week, saying “it’s not what a president should believe.”

The White House did not initially deny that Trump made the comments, but Trump disputed the reports on Twitter.

Trump lashed out at Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinKavanaugh paper chase heats up Senate Dems tell Trump: Don't meet with Putin one-on-one Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick MORE (D-Ill.) in a tweet Monday after Durbin confirmed that Trump made the comments, saying he “totally misrepresented” the meeting.