Biden: We won't truly speak as one voice against hatred until Trump is out of White House

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Democratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations MORE said on Monday that the U.S. will not be able to unite against hatred until President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE leaves office. 

"Let's be very clear. You use the office of the presidency to encourage and embolden white supremacy. You use words like 'infestation' and 'invasion' to talk about human beings," 2020 contender Biden said in a tweet. "We won't truly speak with one voice against hatred until your voice is no longer in the White House." 

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Trump addressed the nation from the White House on Monday, calling on Americans to condemn white supremacy after the alleged gunman in El Paso was believed to have written an anti-immigrant manifesto.

“The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed with racist hate,” Trump said at the White House. “In one voice, our nation must condemn bigotry, hatred and white supremacy."

"These sinister ideologies must be defeated," he continued.

Trump suggested in a tweet earlier on Monday that he would support connecting stricter background checks on gun buyers to immigration reform legislation.

 

 

Democratic presidential contenders have come out in force to condemn Trump's response to last weekend's mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. 

A number of the candidates have said Trump's way of addressing the shootings is insufficient, while others, like former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeButtigieg picks up third congressional endorsement from New York lawmaker Klobuchar hires staff in Nevada Deval Patrick enters 2020 race MORE (D-Texas) have said Trump's rhetoric contributed to the shooting in El Paso.