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Presidential hopeful Joe Biden vows to fight for "ordinary, hard working people" in Nashville visit

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Posted at 5:53 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 19:26:40-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Presidential hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden visited Music City Monday afternoon saying his motivation to be president is "to restore the soul of America."

Biden's comments came during a fundraiser at the Nashville City Club hosted by Nashville businessman Bill Freeman.

Biden spoke for about 20 minutes according to a print press pool. No cameras were allowed at the event.

The former VP reportedly spent a majority of the speech on President Donald Trump's character saying Trump's tactic is to divide.

Biden also said President Trump "embraces tyrants" by mentioning the president's ties to both Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Biden said restoring the soul of America and rebuilding the middle class are major motivators for his campaign.

During his speech, Biden made a jab at the number of Democratic candidates for president saying the party has a great group of candidates, "all 370."

Biden officially launched his campaign this past weekend in Philadelphia.