America’s former Vice President Joe Biden has officially become the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nominee on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 after an unconventional roll call vote of party delegates conducted virtually from landmarks across the country.
After the announcement, the cameras moved to Biden in Delaware where he celebrated the moment with his wife Jill and bundles of red, white and blue balloons as the family popped streamers.
“Thank you very, very much from the bottom of my heart,” Biden said. “Thank you. Thank you.”
Former President Barack Obama, his two-time running mate, congratulated Biden in a tweet afterward, saying, “I’m proud of you.”
Congrats, Joe. I’m proud of you. https://t.co/YVyctn5o3N
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 19, 2020
Biden will make his formal acceptance speech on Thursday.
Kamala Harris has been picked as Biden’s running mate and they will be going against President Trump in the forthcoming elections.