The One Line From Joe Biden's Victory Speech That Has Everyone Talking

Former Vice President Joe Biden has made a career change — Saturday, he was projected to win the 2020 election and become the nation's 46th president. After the warm and inspiring speech from Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Biden took the stage to deliver his first remarks since the news broke. His speech was rousing and sought to unite Americans after what was likely the most tumultuous presidential election cycles ever — not to mention an immeasurably difficult year. 


In his speech, he spoke directly to those who cast their vote for the incumbent candidate, Donald Trump (via CNN). 

"Now for all those of you who voted for President Trump, I understand your disappointment tonight," Biden said. "I've lost a couple of times myself, but now let's give each other a chance."

This isn't Joe Biden's first rodeo

Joe Biden is most well known for his service as Vice President Biden during President Barack Obama's two terms, but he has been in the political arena for decades. However, it may come as a surprise that he has thrown his hat in the ring for the biggest political prize in the nation before 2020 (via ABC). He got as far as filling out paperwork to run for the office in 1984, but ultimately decided against it. He went through with that paperwork in 1988, but his campaign was short-lived. 


While he didn't secure the nomination during those times — likely the loss mentioned in the above line to Trump voters — that didn't stop him from running again this year and ultimately winning it all.

He had even more words for those who voted for him — and those that did not. "I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide but unify — who doesn't see red states and blue states, only sees the United States," he said. "It's time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again, and to make progress, we have to stop treating our opponents as our enemies. They are not our enemies. They are Americans."