Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the press conference. File photo
Former Vice President Joe Biden brought an alarmist warning to a diverse crowd of Democrats late Saturday in early-caucus Nevada during a town hall at an elementary school in a historically minority Las Vegas neighborhood.
Biden opened the event saying that as long as Donald Trump is president, the security and future of the United States is at risk.
"As long as he’s there, everything we care about as a nation, and the issues we care about, are in the balance,” Biden said.
With fewer than 100 days before Nevada Democratic party caucuses, Biden is among the front-runners in crowded field of Democratic candidates for president.
His evening appearance drew more than 250 people one day before Biden and most other Democratic presidential candidates are due to attend a campaign event at a Las Vegas Strip resort. Biden skipped another Democratic party event in the Los Angeles-area city of Long Beach to be in Nevada.
He also plans to fly Sunday to a campaign event in Elko, a ranching hub in northeast Nevada and home to the annual midwinter National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Many in his Las Vegas audience said they knew who and what they were going to see.
Since Representative Justin Amash announced he was forming an exploratory committee to pursue the Libertarian nomination for president, there has been plenty of chatter about such a move harming Joe Biden’s chances of defeating President Trump in November. If Amash indeed gets on the ballot in a handful of swing states, he very well could siphon off some voters who otherwise would have opted for Biden. But what’s more certain at this point is that Amash’s decision hurts the former vice president in a different way.
One presidential candidate is jetting across the country, hitting as many swing and in-play states as possible in this pandemic-shortened campaign season. The other is staying close to his home, which doubles as a sort of campaign headquarters.
As former Vice President Joe Biden prepared for Thursday’s trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin late Wednesday evening, Donald Trump’s White House was unveiling plans to shift his rhetorical war on American cities into a fiscal one.
Sheikh Mohammed appointed Hamad Mubarak Al Shamsi, the former secretary general of the Supreme Petroleum Council in 2014, as a state minister, and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman as chairman of protocols for the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, which has a ministerial ranking.
An elderly woman drove straight into a bakery in New York, the police said on Tuesday. 82-year-old Kathryn Ford accidentally hit the accelerator pedal instead of applying the brakes.
The incident happened at Dolce and Biscotti in Clifton Park in the evening. A CCTV footage showed a sedan ploughing into the store.
The UAE has supported the statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Ministry notes that the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia completely rejects the negative, false and unacceptable assessment in the report pertaining to the Kingdom’s leadership, and notes that the report contained inaccurate information and conclusions.