During a CNN Presidential town hall Tuesday night President Biden was asked by a participant “what are your immediate and tangible plans to address how deeply divided we are as a nation?”
Biden replied “I take issue with what everybody says about the division. “For example, my plan on COVID, 69% of the American people support it. 69%. In this recent poll, 60%. 60%. 45% of Trump voters and 55% of Republican voters.”
“The nation is not divided,” he continued. “You go out there and take a look and talk to people. You have fringes on both ends. but it’s not nearly as divided as we make it out to be. And we have to bring it together. You may remember the trouble I get in when I said when I was running, wanted to restore the soul of the country, decency, honor, integrity, talk about the things that mattered to people, treat people with dignity.”
“Secondly, I said to rebuild the backbone of the country, the middle class and this time bring everybody along and have a chance,” he added “and the third reason is unite the country. In my own primary, I got unite the country, what are you talking about? You cannot function in our system without consensus other than abusing power at the executive level.
“I really think there are so many things that we agree on that we don’t focus enough on. And that’s in large part, I think, because we don’t just condemn the things that are so obviously wrong,” he concluded.