Mr. Joe Biden, whose full name is Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., was born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
|Democrat Joe Biden (right) speaks after Election Day in Wilmington, Delaware, Nov. 6, 2020. Photo: AFP / VNA|
His father used to be a car salesman, but encountered some difficulties in the 1950s. After losing his job, when the boy Biden was only 10 years old, his father decided to move the whole family to live in the state of Delaware. This is also the reason Mr. Biden maintains close political relations in these two states, especially the battlefield state of Pennsylvania. Mr. Biden attended the University of Delaware before earning a BA in Law from Syracuse University in 1968.
According to analysts, President-elect Biden is a veteran politician with a long political life. His political career began quite early when he ran for the New Castle County Council and won the election in 1970. Not stopping there, two years later, he decided to join. The race for a senator represents Delaware in the US Congress and wins. He became the sixth youngest senator in American history when he was only 30 years old and held the position from 1973 to February 2009. He joined the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 10 years and served as its president.
In 1988, President-elect Biden adopted ambitions to become the youngest president of the United States after the late President John F. Kenedy but failed. 20 years later – in 2008, with extensive experience as a senator and a stronger position, Mr. Biden decided to challenge the race to the White House again. However, he quickly pulled back in front of two potential Democratic candidates at the time, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. In the election that year, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama chose Senator Biden to join the coalition running for the position of Vice President of the United States. With the presidential election victories in 2008 and 2012, Mr. Biden has been in the position of Vice President of the United States for 8 years. During this time, he helped build a number of President Obama policies such as the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the economic stimulus package to overcome the aftermath of the Great Depression. with tax and finance bills.
In April 2019, Mr. Biden decided to run for the election. Although starting later, with 40 years of political experience, the Democratic National Congress, which took place from August 17-20 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, officially nominated him to be This party’s representative candidate to participate in the 2020 US presidential election. In his speech receiving the nomination, Mr. Biden raised his solidarity to overcome the period that he considered “dark” and at the same time pledged to bring a bright future to America. The politician also announced a “Build Back better” plan to revive the labor market, promote new tax regulations, increase domestic investment and production, and strengthen competitiveness in the fields of technology, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and clean energy.
This 78-year-old politician suffered many losses when many family members died one after another. In 1966, he married Neilia Hunter and had 3 children. While running for the Delaware Senate, a traffic accident killed his first wife and newborn daughter, and injured his two sons, Beau and Hunter. heavy. By 2015, he continued to receive sad news when the eldest son Beau, a rising political star and Attorney General of the State of Delaware, died at the age of 45 from brain cancer. Because of this, Mr. Biden always considers medical issues a top priority and always strives to protect Obamacare.
Mr. Biden remarried to Jill Jacobs in 1977 and gave birth to a daughter. She is always a spiritual support and a trusted advisor for her husband in political career and life. Currently, Jill, 70, is teaching at Northern Virginia Community College.
In this year’s election, former Vice President Biden won over impending President Donald Trump, becoming the 46th President and America’s oldest leader when he was elected at the age of 78.