Joe Biden announces 2020 run for White House

Thursday April 25 2019

Joe Biden

Former US Vice President Joe Biden. He announced he is running for president in 2022. PHOTO | JOSEPH PREZIOSO | AFP 

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Former US Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday he is entering the 2020 White House race, joining an already crowded list of candidates running on the Democratic Party platform.

In a tweet accompanied by a three-and-a-half minute video, Biden said he couldn't stand idly by while US President Donald Trump "fundamentally altered the character of this nation".

"The core values of this nation... our standing in the world... our very democracy... everything that has made America, America, is at stake," he wrote in the post.

"That's why today I'm announcing my candidacy for President of the United States."

Even before his official announcement, Biden, who served eight years as Barack Obama's vice president, led most surveys of Democratic voters.

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