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In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says ‘evil will not win’

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visit the scene of a shooting at a supermarket to pay respects and speak to families of the victims of Saturday's shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

BUFFALO — President Joe Biden mourned with Buffalo’s grieving families on Tuesday, then exhorted the nation to reject what he angrily labeled the poison of white supremacy.

He said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory” espoused by the shooter who killed 10 Black people at a supermarket.

Biden declared that “evil will not win” in America. “Replacement theory” is the idea that white people are being intentionally replaced by people of color.

It’s another manifestation of the bigotry Biden vowed to confront while running for president.

Biden says it was the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Donald Trump’s ambivalent reaction that drove him to run.

 

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