Trump or Biden: How divided is the United States? | To The Point
President names white supremacists as top domestic terrorist threat
«The country is not divided», – he said at a public meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin hosted by CNN.
«If you go look and talk to people, you will find radicals on both sides, – he explained. – But the country is not as divided as we imagine, and we must unite it».
«It is complex, vast and real.», – added Biden.
«I will make sure that the Justice Department and Civil Rights Division pay serious attention to these people, and I will make sure that we focus on fighting the rise of white supremacy.», – he said.
Biden explained that his administration will also examine the impact of the rise of the idea of white supremacy in specific social groups, including the military and ex-police officers..
He named the proponents of the ideals of white supremacy «crazy» and «dangerous».
The President also said that any decision to hold ex-President Donald Trump accountable for his actions as head of state would be left to the discretion of the Justice Department, and that he would not interfere with a possible investigation..
Biden also introduced a new approach to US drug policy, proposing the abolition of jail time as a punishment for drug offenders..
«No one should go to jail for drugs, – he said. – No one should go to jail for drug use. Such people should be sent to rehabilitation as drug addicts.».
Biden said he is trying to be careful about when the country will return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic, but pointed out «next christmas» as at the moment when the country may be in «completely different environment».
«If this goes on, then, as my mother used to say, by the grace of God and the good will of our neighbors, by the next Christmas, God willing, we will find ourselves in a completely different situation than today.», – said Biden.
«I think in a year there will be significantly fewer people who will have to maintain social distance and wear a mask, but we do not know for sure», – he added.
President urged Americans to get any coronavirus vaccine whenever possible.