‘I’m the greatest’: Biden’s speech to the NAACP
Biden, who was in Charlotte, N.C., to address the nation on the opioid crisis, will also deliver a speech to Black Americans.
Biden’s address is scheduled for 10 a.m.
Biden is one of several Cabinet members scheduled to speak at the event.
The White House said the event will be streamed live on the White House’s Facebook page and YouTube.
The event is also being simulcast on the NBC Sports app.
Biden, a former Delaware governor, has been a vocal opponent of the opioid epidemic, and has proposed a national strategy to combat the epidemic.
He will speak about the opioid issue at a press conference Friday.
In his remarks, Biden said he and his wife, Jill, had been trying to end their addiction to opioids and that they had stopped because they believed they were helping others.
Biden will say: “There is no excuse for anyone to be using painkillers, even those prescribed for a health condition that they were prescribed for.
And we are working to reverse that trend.”
The vice president is a native of Delaware and raised in the Delaware suburbs of Wilmington and Wilmington, Del.
He was elected to the Senate in 2016.
He won reelection in 2020.
He and his family have owned and operated his Delaware River Inn in Delaware since 2008.
He has made headlines with his strong criticism of President Donald Trump and his administration, particularly over the opioid war.
During a town hall in January, Biden called the president a “serial liar” and said the president is “destroying the fabric of the country.”
Biden is expected to make the same remarks at the NAACP in Washington.
Biden also will address the NAACP at a news conference Friday in Charlotte.
His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Biden and Trump have been locked in a feud for months over the country’s opioid crisis.
The president has said the opioid use crisis is a hoax and blamed Democrats for the crisis.
During the town hall, Biden is scheduled to ask about the crisis and the president’s policies on opioids.
Biden has said he is going to address opioid abuse, which the vice president has blamed on a “criminal justice system that is failing,” including “corporate greed.”
Biden has proposed new federal laws to increase funding for treatment, prevention and enforcement of opioid laws.
Biden says he will continue to fight against “corrupt and abusive policies that have contributed to this epidemic.”
“When it comes to our national opioid crisis,” Biden said in January in a speech at the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware, “I know that the president of the United States will not stop until we stop the epidemic.”
Biden was elected vice president in 2020, but he has yet to be confirmed by the Senate.
His confirmation is still pending.
Biden was a rising star in the Democratic Party and has been an ardent opponent of Trump’s agenda.
In 2020, Biden was one of the first senators to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist who had previously endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Biden said last year he was “disappointed” that Trump had not been more vocal about the national opioid epidemic.
Trump, in a statement released Thursday, called Biden’s remarks at NAACP the “most egregious” comment he has heard in a long time.
“I was proud to be able to attend and listen to Senator Biden speak at a historic NAACP gathering in the heart of our nation’s capital,” Trump said.
Biden won reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2020 and became the first African American vice president.
He had previously been the first vice president to be sworn in as president in the White Court in Washington, D.C.