Biden Commemorates Memorial Day In First Outing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic


Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made a public appearance outside of his home for the first time in over two months on Monday to observe Memorial Day at a veterans park in Delaware.

"It feels good to be out of my house", Biden told reporters, his speech slightly muffled by the mask. Maintaining his distance, he saluted about a dozen veterans and other onlookers standing a few yards away and thanked them for their service. Biden has entirely campaigned from his home in DE since then, holding regular digital campaign events with different Democratic surrogates from his basement or living room.

Omar previously endorsed Bernie Sanders for USA president, Biden's rival from the so-called progressive wing of the Democratic party, who dropped out of the race in early April and endorsed Biden's bid for the presidency.

"The presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart", Biden posted on Twitter on Sunday.

Mr. Biden, a practicing Catholic, made the sign of the cross.

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Warren will host the online event on June 15, reported the Times, saying the three spoke on condition of anonymity. Biden proceeded to defend his work on the '94 crime bill and slam President Donald Trump's "terrible" coronavirus response.

His at-home campaigning has not gone without trouble. Biden apologized later in the day for being "cavalier". But on an episode of The Breakfast Club, Biden's history collided with his ignorance to spark a firestorm that consumed social media (via People). African Americans are a crucial constituency for Biden.

He honored Memorial Day by laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery and visiting Baltimore's Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, where he delivered remarks about the significance of the day.

Mr. Trump was not seen wearing a face mask.

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