“I’m not just saying it because I’m at a historically black university. I’m saying it everywhere I go,” he said. She mentioned the murder of the African American George Floyd.
The president of United States, Joe Biden, said this Saturday that white supremacism is the “greatest terrorist threat” for your country. The president gave a speech at the Howard Universityin Washington.
“White supremacy is the most dangerous terrorist threat in our country,” said the president, less than a month after announcing his intention to run for re-election. “And I’m not just saying that because I’m at a historically black university. I’m saying that everywhere I go,” he said.
Giving the Howard University commencement address, he warned that there are “sinister forces” seeking to reverse progress on racial grounds, without making direct mention of his potential rival in the upcoming election race, former Republican President Donald Trump. “There are those who demonize and force confrontations between people, and there are also those who will do anything, no matter how desperate or immoral, to stay in power. That will never be an easy battle. The darkest forces and sinister believe they can determine the future of the United States, but they are wrong,” said the current president, quoted by The New York Times.
In his speech, Biden mentioned the murder of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in 2020, which sparked massive protests across the country. In turn, he warned that hatred “never completely goes away”, also recalling that after the two terms of the first black president, Barack Obama, “he had expected that fear, violence and hatred would lose ground significantly”. , for which he called on those present to defend democratic values, in a message with an electoral tone.
Howard University is one of the most prestigious in the United States and is traditionally home to a large majority of black students. The current vice president, Kamala Harris, is a graduate of that institution. Shortly after announcing his intentions to run for re-election in 2024, 54% of the population disapproves of the 80-year-old president’s management, who has 42% approval, according to estimates by The Washington Post.
The president, in turn, has strong support within the black community, with an approval rating of 71%, although only 46% support him in his re-election bids, according to a YouGov poll.