Biden: We Have To Show The World, Autocrats, And Ourselves, That Democracy Still Works

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Look, do we think the rest of the world’s waiting around? We’re not gonna make those kind of investments the rest of the world’s saying.

Take a look. Do you think China is waiting around to invest in this digital infrastructure? Or on research and development? I promise you they are not waiting. But they’re counting on American democracy to be too slow, too limited, and too divided to keep pace. You’ve heard me say it before. I think this generation gonna be marked by the competition between democracies and autocracies. Cause the world is changing so rapidly.

The autocrats are betting on democracy not being able to generate the kind of unity needed to make decisions to get in that race. We can’t afford to prove them right. We have to show the world, but much more important we have to show ourselves that democracy works. That we can come together on the big things. It’s the United States of America, for God’s sake.