While many speeches for the 2020 Democratic National Convention are taped video messages, former President Jimmy Carter praised presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in an audio message on Tuesday evening.
“Joe has the experience, character and decency to bring us together and restore America’s greatness,” the former president said of Biden.
Carter continued with his praise of Biden, saying the former vice president is someone who is “honest,” “fair,” “committed,” and who has “integrity.”
He added, “Joe is that kind of leader, and he is the right person for this moment in our nation’s history.”
“During these uncertain times, Joe Biden realizes that many American lives can be saved each day with the use of masks and testing, as recommended by our medical experts.Trending:
Joe Biden must be our next president.”
Prior to his remarks, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter offered a few words.
Listen to Carter’s message below:
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) August 19, 2020
Jimmy Carter’s audio message sparked reaction on social media, as many noted the former president’s age of 95 years old:
Goodness. Jimmy Carter is 95 years old. ❤️
— Meena Harris (@meena) August 19, 2020
The address from Jimmy Carter at this convention is audio only. Carter is 95 years old.
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) August 19, 2020
Biden will be formally nominated during the second night of the party’s virtual convention. Other speakers on Tuesday night include former President Bill Clinton, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Jill Biden.
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