In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says ‘evil will not win’

Biden Buffalo Supermarket Shooting

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visit the scene of a shooting at a supermarket to pay respects and speak to families of the victims of Saturday’s shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

BUFFALO (AP) — President Joe Biden has traveled to Buffalo, New York, declaring that “evil will not win” in America.

He’s showing solidarity with the community after a white supremacist targeted Black people at a supermarket and left 10 people dead.

He condemned what he called the “poison” of white supremacy and said the nation must “reject the lie” of the so-called replacement theory espoused by the shooter. That’s the baseless contention that white people are being intentionally replaced by people of color.

It’s another manifestation of the bigotry Biden vowed to confront while running for president.

Biden says it was the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Donald Trump’s ambivalent reaction that drove him to run.

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