Joe Biden is now officially the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nominee.
According to The New York Post, “the 77-year-old appeared confused after an all virtual roll call amid the coronavirus pandemic and stood agape as he was officially crowned the Democratic nominee.”
“Well, thank you very, very much. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all,” Biden said.
“It means the world to me and my family and I’ll see you on Thursday,” he said. Biden mentioned this as he accepted an official invitation to give a keynote speech as the presidential nominee at the DNC.
Former President Barack Obama congratulated Biden in a tweet afterward: “I’m proud of you.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delegates had to stay home. “They shared their support for Biden over video feeds from a range of backdrops – farms, beaches, an Amtrak station, an art studio and a fire station – telling personal stories of how a Biden presidency would build back America ‘better,’” Fox News reported.
“The burdens we carry are heavy and we need someone with strong shoulders,” Joe Biden’s wife Jill Biden said in a speech “about the tragedies in their lives that ended with a surprise appearance by the nominee,” The Washington Post explained.
“I know that if we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours. Bring us together and make us whole,” she also stated.
Biden will be making his formal acceptance speech on Thursday.