Former Vice President Joe Biden has enraged many Americans after posting a campaign advertisement where he stated that Americans have “never lived up” to its true potential, or the “idea” the nation was built on.
“America was an idea, an idea,” said Biden.”We’ve never lived up to it but we’ve never walked away from it before.”
Interestingly enough, Biden appears to have walked away from the “idea” of America by referring to the nation in the past tense, so you can imagine how social media has blown up over the former vice president’s controversial remark.
Evan Power, a member of the Florida Republican Party, is “disappointed” that Biden is not “proud” of what America has done. Others mentioned those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of that great American “idea.”
— Evan Power (@EvanPower) October 22, 2020
yeah, Valley Forge, Civil War, WWI, WWII, others too numerous to mention
the fact is, joe, many people live up to it everyday
those are the people not rioting & burning cities
— -dz-, pHSix (@idletexan) October 22, 2020
“We’ve never lived up to it”? Speak for yourself, man! This immigrant is so grateful to be an American — and I never diss her or take her for granted. https://t.co/mue2JRAzLv
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) October 22, 2020