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 holds 'Get Out the Vote' event in South Carolina as presidential speculation builds Biden, Jackson receive Freedom Awards from National Civil Rights Museum The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns 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. 



Biden’s message come as President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US 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 DurbinSenate Dems ask Trump to disclose financial ties to Saudi Arabia Trump officials ratchet up drug pricing fight GOP senators: Mnuchin should not go to Saudi Arabia MORE (D-Ill.) in a tweet Monday after Durbin confirmed that Trump made the comments, saying he “totally misrepresented” the meeting.