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tv   Campaign 2020 Joe Biden Delivers Primary Night Remarks  CSPAN  March 18, 2020 10:00am-10:07am EDT

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leading the briefings, but president trump been attending also. we will have that live for you when it starts on c-span. also, following a clean sweep i rival joe biden on tuesdays primary, bernie sanders will reassess his campaign. todaympaign manager said that senator sanders will take time in the coming weeks to assess his campaign after a slew of primary wins for former vice president joe biden. the next primary contest is three weeks away. senator sanders is going to be having conversations with his supporters to assess his campaign. in the meantime, he is focused on the government response to the coronavirus outbreak and ensuring we take care of working people. and the most vulnerable you can read more at both joe biden and bernie sanders addressed supporters via video link. both talked about the
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coronavirus pandemic. first, vice president'bidens remark, followed by senator sanders. >> good evening, everyone. last week, i had the honor of speaking to all of you from philadelphia, the birthplace of the foundational documents of our democracy. tonight, in keeping with the latest guidance from the cdc to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, i'm speaking to you from my home in wilmington, delaware. i hope all of you are staying safe. talking and taking the recommended precautions and talking to the doctors, if you have one, to keep your social distance, to slow the spread of this virus. this pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives and every aspect of this campaign. most of all, my heart goes out to all of those who have lost a loved one. to those who have contracted the virus, all of the brave americans who are working harder
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than ever to help their neighbors, all those children home from school that are worried and don't quite know why. emt's andurses, public health officials as well as front-line emergency workers like firefighters and dedicated folks work to keep the shelves stopped in grocery stores -- stocked in grocery stores. tackling this pandemic is a national emergency akin to fighting a war and will require cooperation and leadership from every aspect of government. it will require is moving swiftly to address the health crisis and economic crisis. it is going to require each of us to do our part. yes, this is a moment where we need our leaders to lead, but it is also a moment where the choices and decisions we make as individuals are going to collectively impact what happens.
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make a big difference in the severity of this outbreak and the ability of our hospital medical systems to handle it. i know we, as a people, are up to this challenge. we always have been. i know we will answer this moment of crisis with the best we find in all of us because that is what americans have always done and what we do. that is who we are. ordinary people doing extraordinary things when the need arises. today, we are moving quickly to adapt our routines to meet this challenge. americans in three states went to the polls today. i want to thank all of the public officials and the poll workers who worked closely with public health authorities to assure safe opportunities for voting, to clean and disinfect voting booths and make sure voters could cast their ballots while maintaining distance from one another that was safe.
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today, it looks like once again, in florida and illinois, we are still awaiting to hear from arizona, our campaign has had a very good night. we move closer to securing the democratic party's nomination for president and we are doing it by building a broad coalition, and we need to win in november. with strong support from the african-american community, latino community, high school educated people like the folks i grew up with my own neighborhood, laborers, suburban ,omen,, veterans firefighters and so many more. senator sanders and i may disagree on tactics, but we share a common vision. the need to provide affordable health care for all americans, reduce income inequity that has risen so drastically, to tackling the existential threat of our time, climate change. senator sanders and his supporters have brought a remarkable passion and tenacity to all of these issues.
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together, they have shifted the fundamental conversation in this country. let me say especially to the young voters who have been inspired by senator sanders, i hear you. i know what is at stake. i know what we have to do. our goal as a campaign, and michael as a candidate for president is to unify this party, and then to unify the nation. like these we realize we need to put politics aside and work together as americans. the coronavirus doesn't care if you are a democrat or republican. it will not discriminate based on national origin, race, gender or zip code. it will touch people in positions of power as well as the most vulnerable people in our society. we are all in this together. this is a moment for each of us to see and believe the best in everyone of us. to look out for our neighbor, to understand the fear and stress that so many are feeling, to care for the elderly. the elderly couple down the street.
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to think the health care worker, the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, the grocery store cashier and the people restocking the shelves. to believe in one another because i assure you, when we do that, when we see the best in each of us, we lift this nation up, and we will get through this together. that is how we have always done it. and myss you all, special prayer for those of you on the front lines of the crisis, doctors, nurses, health care workers, caring for the virus victims and their families, my prayers are going out for everyone. my hopes are high because i believe in times of crisis americans have always stepped up. we have to step up and care for one another. thank you all. thank you all for listening.


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