Someone asks Biden if "peace is breaking out all over the world" isn't a credit to Trump's foreign policy. Biden replies that the US is more isolated from support from the world than ever, "we're less secure than we've been" but he compliments Trump "on the deal with Israel"
Biden talks about the rise of totalitarian regimes: "This president embraces all the thugs in the world....He's learned the art of the steal...the art of the Xi in China. There is no coherent plan for foreign policy." #BidenTownHall
"It's about the lack of respect that's shown to us," Biden says about Trump's foreign policy failures. #BidenTownHall
Biden gets a question about transgender rights and "reversing the dangerous and discriminatory agenda" of Trump towards LGBTQ people. "I would flat out change those laws," Biden says. "I would reverse those executive orders." #BidenTownHall
"Too many transgender women of color are being murdered. They're being murdered." #BidenTownHall
Biden on racial justice: He says he will pursue it whether he becomes president or goes back to teaching in Pennsylvania.

"We are a country of slaves who came here 400 years ago, and indigenous people, and everyone else is an immigrant." #BidenTownHall
Biden: "If I become president, you will not see me race-baiting. You will see me unify." #BidenTownHall
Biden: "It's not about Democrat or Republican. If I become president I will take care of those who voted for me and those who voted against me....this is the greatest nation in the world. We can't do it divided." #BidenTownHall
Biden says he's been taking Covid tests every day -- "the deep tests" he says, gesturing at his nose. "It's just decency to determine whether or not you're clear. I'm less concerned about me, it's the guys with the camera, the Secret Service guys." #BidenTownHall
end of #BidenTownHall. That was genuinely really smart and full of actual policy that people need to hear in order to vote. ABC is also hitting the point pretty hard that Trump squirmed out of head-to-head discussion with Biden.
ABC news is doing such a good job tonight. #BidenTownHall
Now post-Town Hall coverage of #BidenTownHall on ABC. Reporter says "I was struck by how much Joe Biden talked about his plans....he didn't speak that much about Donald Trump." Absolutely true. Solid evening of substantive answers.

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