‘Again we are a house divided’: Joe Biden calls for unity in Gettysburg speech

Democrat issues rebuke of president’s leadership and addresses coronavirus, racial injustice and hyperpartisanship

Joe Biden delivered a forceful appeal for national unity from the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, as the nation lurched from crisis to crisis and the president continued to downplay the severity of the coronavirus after being hospitalized for Covid-19.

From the storied civil war battlefield of Gettysburg, a symbol of the divisions that nearly tore the nation in two, Biden cast the election as a “battle for the soul of the nation” and emphasized the stakes this November.

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