Business Standard

Biden attacks Trump, vows to combat racial inequality with economic plan

Democrat says Trump is exacerbating social discord across the country by sending federal authorities into major cities under the pretense of addressing crime

Joe Biden
Premium

Recent polls have shown Biden leading Trump nationally and in many competitive states that determine the Electoral College outcome.

AP | PTI Washington
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised Tuesday that his economic agenda would combat long-standing racial inequalities as he sought to draw another sharp contrast with President Donald Trump.

Biden said the Republican president is exacerbating social discord across the country, including by sending federal authorities into major cities under the pretense of addressing crime. And he said Trump has little interest in addressing the racism that Biden said has been laid bare by the Covid-19 pandemic, which disproportionately claims people of colour as its victims, or in an election-year reckoning with police violence against Black men.

"He can't turn the

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Jul 29 2020 | 9:19 AM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com