Democrat accuses Trump of deepening racial divide in U.S.

U.S Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has lashed out at Donald Trump as he described racism in the US as an institutional “white man’s problem visited on people of colour”.

He said the way to attack the issue is to defeat Mr Trump and hold him responsible for deepening the country’s racial divide.

Taking aim at the US leader on Tuesday, Mr Biden said that a president’s words can “appeal to the worst damn instincts of human nature,” just as they can move markets or take a nation into war.

Mr Biden is leading his Democratic challengers for the presidential nomination in almost all polls, largely because of the support of black voters.

He has made appealing to them central to his candidacy and vowed to make maximising black and Latino turnout an “overwhelming focus” of his effort.

“White folks are the reason we have institutional racism,” Mr Biden said.

“There has always been racism in America. White supremacists have always existed, they still exist.” He said if he became president, it would “not be tolerated.”

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