Biden says his controversial comments & # 39; have been pulled out of context & # 39;

Joe Biden said Saturday that his controversial remarks about segregationists were taken out of context and he understands the consequences of his use of the word & # 39; boy & # 39 ;.

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He told the Reverend Al Sharpton that he understood why some people were offended by his comments and that to the extent that someone thought I meant something else, that was not what I meant. & # 39;

And acknowledging the pain of his words, he stopped with an excuse.

& # 39; I understand the consequences of the word & # 39; boy & # 39 ;. But nothing was said about that context, & he said on MSNBC.

Joe Biden said his controversial remarks about segregationists have been taken out of context and he understands the consequences of his use of the word & # 39; boy & # 39;

Joe Biden said his controversial remarks about segregationists have been taken out of context and he understands the consequences of his use of the word & # 39; boy & # 39;

Cory Booker said Saturday that there is no & # 39; ax & # 39; was to bury with Joe Biden and offered the former vice president his & # 39; respect and gratitude & # 39; to.

Cory Booker said Saturday that there is no & # 39; ax & # 39; was to bury with Joe Biden and offered the former vice president his & # 39; respect and gratitude & # 39; to.

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Cory Booker said Saturday that there is no & # 39; ax & # 39; was to bury with Joe Biden and offered the former vice president his & # 39; respect and gratitude & # 39; to.

Biden was heavily criticized for using the word & # 39; boy & # 39; last week when he called on the name of two segregationist senators during a conversation about working with the opposition.

He told a fundraising campaign in New York City that the late Mississippi, Senator James Eastland, a recognized segregationist who Americans & # 39; n *****s & # 39; never called me & # 39; boy & # 39; , & # 39; he always called me & # 39; son & # 39 ;.

The former vice president said he meant that Eastland was referring to his time – Biden was at that time in his early thirties.

& # 39; He said I am not even qualified to be in the senate, & # 39; said Biden. & # 39; I am not old enough, I am a child, I am a child. & # 39;

Cory Booker, the first African-American senator from New Jersey, had called on Biden to apologize.

But he said on Saturday that there was no & # 39; ax & # 39; was to bury with Joe Biden and offered the former vice president his & # 39; respect and gratitude & # 39; to.

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& # 39; I don't think there is an ax & # 39 ;, Booker told journalists at the Democratic state convention in South Carolina.

& # 39; I have done what I think are the people you do with people you love and care about, and with whom you speak the truth. So there is no ax. I have a lot of respect and gratitude for the vice-president and I want people to know that I have nothing to do to apologize because I have told the truth to him and he is a powerful person, "he added.

He said that no one owed an apology to anyone.

& # 39; I hope that our sincerity with each other will always help make each other better servants of the people & # 39 ;, Booker said.

Booker, who criticized Biden for calling on the name of two segregationist senators in a speech about cooperation with the opposition and calling on him to apologize, adopted a striking new tone on Saturday.

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He spent the weekend asking for unity, just like Biden.

Both men emphasized these themes in their speech to African-American heavyweights during the state convention and James Clyburn's fish frying on Friday night.

& # 39; We must unite this country. We must unite. That's the only way we can use this, & Biden told the delegates on Saturday, referring to the energy in the room.

Most of the 20 Democratic contenders followed Trump in their speeches. No one attacked another candidate directly on a day that the party unit emphasized.

& # 39; We must defeat Donald Trump – that is the overwhelming need that we have, & # 39; said Biden.

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Booker repeated a similar call.

& # 39; Defeating Donald Trump is the floor without a ceiling & # 39 ;, Booker told the crowd and he continued to talk about his policy platform: healthcare as a right for all America & # 39; s, a living wage and support from public education.

His words became fiercer and his speech became louder when he made a passionate plea for people to vote in 2020.

He also told how a man in Iowa asked him to slap President DonaldTrump in the face.

& # 39; I said hey man, that's a crime, & # 39; he said.

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& # 39; We will not defeat Donald & # 39; s trump by his tactics & # 39 ;, Booker said.

Pete Buttigieg reminded delegates that the party would not defeat President Trump with his own tactics

Pete Buttigieg reminded delegates that the party would not defeat President Trump with his own tactics

Pete Buttigieg reminded delegates that the party would not defeat President Trump with his own tactics

Kamala Harris entered the convention with a drum line of supporters

Kamala Harris entered the convention with a drum line of supporters

Kamala Harris entered the convention with a drum line of supporters

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg sounded a similar theme in his comments.

& # 39; We're not going to win by following the president's show, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I know it is very entertaining. Is it a game show? Is it a reality show? It is a horror show. & # 39;

Elizabeth Warren noted that she was not in South Carolina to ruin the competition.

& # 39; I am not here to criticize other Democratic candidates & # 39 ;, she told journalists at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund forum – days after the most noticeable upturn in the party. & # 39; I am here to talk about why I am running for President. & # 39;

The candidates made a lot of noise – literally – when they entered the room for the Democratic state convention in South Carolina on Saturday.

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Part of the weekend's festivities include making an entrance – which the participants cheerfully made use of.

Kamala Harris danced with a drum line that played when she rode down the escalator to the convention center.

Booker went to the convention center with a group of screaming, cheering supporters, his name & # 39; C-O-R-Y, Cory, Cory, Cory. & # 39;

And Beto O & # 39; Rouke came in with his own crowd – screaming and waving his black and white Beto plates – and took a sip from a large cup given to him by a supporter.

His supporters gathered behind him as he spoke – and an emcee had to turn up music to get him off the stage.

Beto O & # 39; Rourke paused for a moment before he and his supporters stormed into the conference room
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Beto O & # 39; Rourke paused for a moment before he and his supporters stormed into the conference room

Beto O & # 39; Rourke paused for a moment before he and his supporters stormed into the conference room

It is a tradition that the candidates make some noise when they arrive at the convention

It is a tradition that the candidates make some noise when they arrive at the convention

It is a tradition that the candidates make some noise when they arrive at the convention

Bernie Sanders brought a large number of supporters with him on stage during his remarks – the only candidate to take such a step – including author Cornel West and actor Danny Glover.

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The Vermont senator attacked a centrist think tank whose head gave him an & # 39; existential threat & # 39; for the Democratic Party.

Sanders, who comes in second place in the election of the national Democratic Party, made a speech in defense of democratic socialism days after his ideological criticism. & # 39;

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& # 39; I was called an existential threat to the Democratic Party, & # 39; said Sanders.

& # 39; Why am I an existential threat? & # 39; he asked. & # 39; Maybe it's because my administration is finally taking over insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies and a Medicare account for all & # 39; bill, & he said.

Bernie Sanders brought supporters on stage with him - the only contender to do this

Bernie Sanders brought supporters on stage with him - the only contender to do this

Bernie Sanders brought supporters on stage with him – the only contender to do this

Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sanders could win in South Carolina

Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sanders could win in South Carolina

Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sanders could win in South Carolina

& # 39; Maybe it's because we're going to break up the big banks on Wall Street and lower interest rates for consumers, & # 39; he said. & # 39; Maybe it's because we're going to tackle the fossil fuel industry & # 39 ;, Sanders, an independent member who appeals to democrats and challenged Hillary Clinton to nominate the party in 2016, added.

Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was on hand for a number of speeches, said Sanders, who supported his own race for the 1988 president, & # 39; technically & # 39; in the state. But the South Carolina resident mentioned others as favorites.

& # 39; Kamala has a strong basis for support here. Booker did, & Jackson told DailyMail.com, mentioning that Warren and Biden were doing well.

Jackson acknowledged Sanders' earlier support, but said it would not be reciprocal in the end.

& # 39; I strongly support him for that. But that was not binding, & he said.

But Jackson defended the word & # 39; socialism & # 39 ;, which is attached to Sanders.

& # 39; I know how to deal with predators, & # 39; she said to delegates here in Columbia, South Carolina.

& # 39; I know how to deal with predators, & # 39; she said to delegates here in Columbia, South Carolina.

& # 39; I know how to deal with predators, & # 39; she said to delegates here in Columbia, South Carolina.

Joe Biden defended his record on women's issues at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund forum in South Carolina

Joe Biden defended his record on women's issues at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund forum in South Carolina

Joe Biden defended his record on women's issues at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund forum in South Carolina

& # 39; It really means the same thing. We should not be confused about the language. Interstate highway is social. Military is social. The bridges, the roads on the highways are social [icw], & he said.

& # 39; They keep trying to skip him with that word. & # 39;

Harris, a former prosecutor, ran off what she called the & # 39; rap sheet & # 39; of President Donald Trump, and told Democratic delegates in South Carolina that & # 39; I know how to deal with predators & # 39 ;.

However, she did not mention Friday's extraordinary story by a writer E. Jean Carroll who claims that Donald Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990s.

& # 39; I know how to deal with predators, & # 39; she said to delegates here in Columbia, South Carolina.

& # 39; I took on the big banks, & # 39; she continued. & # 39; I stood up for profit lectures and put them off the market … I hired transactional criminal organizations that pray for women and children. I know how to do that job and I did it for the people, & she continued.

Earlier on Saturday, Biden defended his report on women's issues at a forum of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, after he had flapped his support for a ban on taxpayer financing for abortions.

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER: The 21 Democratic presidential candidates together with SC Rep. Jim Clyburn performs at "Jim Clyburn & # 39; s World Famous Fish Fry" in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, June 21, 2019

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER: The 21 Democratic presidential candidates together with SC Rep. Jim Clyburn performs at "Jim Clyburn & # 39; s World Famous Fish Fry" in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, June 21, 2019

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER: The 21 Democratic presidential candidates together with SC Rep. Jim Clyburn perform at & # 39; Jim Clyburn & # 39; s World Famous Fish Fry & # 39; in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, June 21, 2019

The former vice president was defensively asked about his & # 39; mixed & # 39; Reputation Rights Reputation.

& # 39; I'm not sure about the mixed part. I had a 100 percent vote with you, & he said to the heavy audience of women.

Biden explained his decision to reverse his support for the Hyde amendment, legislation prohibiting the use of public money in abortions.

& # 39; It became really clear to me that although the Hyde amendment was meant to split the difference here and ensure that women still have access, you cannot get access, and in fact anyone can go through a federal policy have it covered, & # 39; he said, adding that was why "I announced that I can no longer stick to the Hyde amendment."

Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio all expressed their support for ensuring the legality of abortion by coding Roe versus Wade, the monumental Supreme Court case that legalized the procedure – a popular attitude towards the crowd.

Warren told the crowd that it was time to take offense with Roe v. Wade & # 39; by codifying it.

She also called for the Hyde amendment to be withdrawn.

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