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Unlike His Rivals, Biden Sees Trump as an Aberration

In his announcement video, the former vice president bathes the past in a warm glow.
Source: Biden campaign via Reuters

The key word in Joe Biden’s announcement video is aberrant. If Donald Trump serves only one term, Biden declares, “I believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time.”

Before Trump, the former vice president implies, a moral consensus reigned. America, he declares, “is an idea”—an idea that “everyone is treated with dignity,” and that “gives hate no safe harbor”

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