The former vice president criticized Trump’s treatment of the press in a campaign statement, saying his rhetoric threatens the freedom of the press as his “repeated efforts to demonize the media put us on such a dangerous path.”
“While many presidents have been unhappy with their media coverage, only Donald Trump has attacked the independence of journalists and launched an all-out assault on the media,” Biden’s statement said.
“He bullies and berates individual members of the press, rather than take responsibility for his failures of leadership,” he continued. “His efforts to undermine public confidence in the integrity of fact-based reporting violate our core American values and threaten our very system of government.”
Biden called it “particularly offensive” that the White House allegedly is spreading misinformation and bullying reporters during the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. has counted more than 1.1 million cases and at least 66,760 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Kansas Democratic primary, according to a release from the state party.
Biden won 76.9% in the vote-by-mail contest run by the state party, which implemented ranked-choice voting this year. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who dropped out of the race last month, won 23.1%, making him the only other candidate eligible for delegates to the national convention.Despite the competition for the Democratic nomination effectively ending with Sanders' suspension, the party still received more than 145,000 ballots.
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