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Democratic political presidential candidate Joe Biden has had a long political career in the US. If he wins the presidential election this time, he will be the oldest American president at the age of 78 at the time of taking oath.
Who is Joe Biden?
Joe Biden, Joseph Robin Biden, was born in 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He moved to Delaware in his childhood.
In 1972, Biden became one of the youngest people elected to the Senate. A few weeks later, a tragedy ensued in Biden's family, when his wife Nealia and daughter Naomi were killed in a car accident, while his sons Hunter and Beau were seriously injured.
Biden traveled by daily Amtrak train between Wilmington and Washington DC to see his sons. After which he became popular under the name 'Amtrak Joe'. For five years, Biden raised Beau and Hunter as single fathers with the help of his sister Valerie and his family.
Demise Of Beau
In 2015, Biden's elder son Beau died of brain cancer at the age of 46. Talking about Biden's younger son Hunter, his career as a lawyer and lobbyist has been the target of allegations of corruption.
Biden married Jill 5 years after Nelia's death. They have a daughter named Ashley, who was born in 1981.
Biden has already entered the presidential election race
Biden, a six-time senator from Delaware, has landed for the third time in the presidential election race. His first attempt was for the 1988 election, though he had to back down on plagiarism charges. He made his second attempt for the 2008 election.
Biden is to be considered close to former US President Barack Obama. He has also been Vice President twice during the tenure of Obama from 2008 to 2016. Obama is also seen pushing heavily for Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election.
Has been related to many controversies
Biden was accused of plagiarizing the speech of Neil Kinnock of the British Labor Party. In addition, Biden admitted that he had stolen an article reviewing the law during his first year at law school.
In 2007, Biden claimed that he had been 'shot' in the Green Zone of Iraq, but later clarified that he was near the place where the 'bullet was fired'.
A woman working in Biden's Senate office filed a criminal complaint with the Washington DC police. The woman had alleged in the complaint that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.
What are Biden's 3 big priorities?
- Expanding health care infrastructure
- Invest more in education
- Reshaping relations with allied countries
Biden's View About India?
Addressing the Indian-American community on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day, Biden said that if he wins the presidential election, he will stand with him in dealing with the threats facing India.
"I was leading efforts to approve the historic civil nuclear deal with India 15 years ago," Biden said. I said that if India and America become close friends and allies, then the world will be more secure. ''
With this, he said that if he wins the presidential election, then he will stand with him in dealing with the threats that India is facing on its territory and its borders. He also said that he would work on increasing trade between the two countries and tackling global challenges like climate change.