July 11, 2019: Biden delivered a foreign policy speech in New York Thursday focused on three pillars: strengthening democracy in the U.S. and abroad, helping the middle class succeed in a global economy, and coordinating global action to combat world issues like climate change. Biden also posted a video called “The Trump Doctrine” criticizing Trump’s foreign policy approach.
July 9, 2019: According to financial disclosure forms, Biden and his wife, Jill, made more than $15 million in the two years following his departure from the vice presidency through book deals and speaking engagements. They paid $5.2 million in taxes over those two years and donated $1.3 million. Also on July 9, Biden and 12 other Democratic presidential candidates called on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign for his involvement in negotiating a plea agreement for Jeffrey Epstein in a 2008 sex trafficking case.
July 8, 2019: Biden said he opposed Medicare for All because the program could not coexist with the Affordable Care Act. He called for expanding government-run coverage under the ACA.
July 5, 2019: Biden was among the 10 candidates who spoke at the Strong Public Schools Presidential Forum in Texas, where he proposed spending $100 billion to improve school infrastructure. Also that day, Biden sat for an interview with CNN where he discussed the first Democratic presidential debate, his comments on desegregation and busing, and Donald Trump.
July 2, 2019: Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) endorsed Biden.