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On his third trip to the state since he entered the race in late April, he stressed the eight years he served with Barack Obama, the first black president, and the significant change for the good he said has taken place in the country since the 1970s.
He said he was wrong to give the impression that he was praising the men.
Black voters account for about a fifth of the Democratic vote, and the SC primary in February is the first next year with a predominantly black electorate. Yes I was. I regret it. "I'm sorry for the pain and misconception I may have caused".
At a Charleston restaurant on Sunday, Biden was asked why he was apologizing now for remarks from several weeks ago.
The criticism of Biden began last month after he recalled how, as a young senator from DE, he worked on some issues with two Southern Democratic segregationists in the U.S. Senate even though they agreed on little, offering that period as an example of a long-ago time of civility and himself as a consensus-seeker. Cory A. Booker of New Jersey should be the one apologizing to him after Mr. I was prepared for them to come after me, but I wasn't prepared for the person coming at me the way she came at me, ' Biden told CNN of the debate confrontation.
On Sunday, Booker accepted Biden's apology. "But I'm grateful", he told reporters on Saturday.
"By the way, I think Ocasio-Cortez is a brilliant, bright woman, but she won a primary", Biden continued. Since her campaign began, Democratic activists here had complained that she hardly visited and did not have much of an organization in the state.
Michelle Obama sat down with for a conversation with Gayle King at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, where the former first lady made it clear that she wouldn't wade into endorsing a 2020 presidential candidate. "That not only lifts up black America, that lifts up all of America". "Now with the technological revolution, we must ensure everyone can participate in the wealth it creates".
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In South Carolina, an early-voting state in the nominating contests that kick off next February, Biden delivered a speech responding to criticism by Harris about his track record on race.
Biden also said that he does not believe in far-left policies other presidential candidates are floating, including canceling all student loan debt and offering tuition-free college.
"Have I made mistakes? Yes. And yes - I've changed also". This led to Cuomo pressing Biden on why he doesn't just acknowledge his past positions and say he has changed since then.
When Joe Biden first ran for president in 1988, he was considered too liberal to win.
"When it comes time to pull the level and for people to actually vote in this presidential election, they're going to make their decisions based not just on who we're associated with, but they're going to make their decisions based on the work we've done and, most importantly, our plans for the future of America", she said. "I will take his judgment of my record, my character, and my ability to handle the job over anyone else's". They want to know what they're getting. Harris also has strongly advocated for combating discriminatory housing. The program would create grants to cover down payment and closing costs.
Harris said that in the 1960s and '70s, institutions "were literally working against integration of our schools".
Harris is at fourth position among Democrats who released their fundraising totals.
"We start to close on the very first day by using the power that the president herself will have", Warren said, drawing cheers at the use of the female pronoun.
"That resonated with a lot of African Americans", he said.
"We can not be a nation that is truly free until everyone is free", Booker said.