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That’s how Biden son Joshua Biden, Jr., spoke to a crowd at the World Economic Forum’s World Business Forum on Thursday, discussing his father’s views on the world, his father, Joe, and his time in the White House.
“The last two years have been really pivotal in my life, as you know, as the first family,” Joshua Biden told the crowd.
“And the last two and a half years have had a lot of really profound things to say about the future.”
Joshua Biden was born in 1988, just days after his father took office.
Since then, he’s been a passionate advocate for progressive causes, often using his platform as the Vice President to highlight those issues.
His dad’s biggest concern was climate change, as he’s called for a cap-and-trade system to address emissions from fossil fuels and to combat global warming.
“I’m not a politician.
I’m a guy who cares about what’s happening to the planet,” Joshua said.
“But I am a guy that’s willing to take on big challenges and to get our message out.”
The vice president was not alone in his views, either.
The elder Biden has spoken out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, which is being negotiated in the midst of a national debate over trade policy.
The president has also criticized TPP and called for stronger government oversight of internet service providers, something he called a “game changer.”
The Biden family has also spoken out on issues of race and immigration, and it was Joshua who tweeted a video about President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Mexico.
“We are here to tell him, this is not a time for you to insult Mexicans.
This is a time to listen and respect them.
The future belongs to immigrants,” Joshua tweeted.
Joshua Biden has also said he hopes the White Houses next economic policy will focus on increasing economic growth.
“There’s going to be an emphasis on growth,” Joshua told the audience at the forum.
“A lot of people are looking at the Trump era and thinking, well, this guy just got elected.
So how does this economy grow?”
Joshua Biden’s comments have prompted some critics to question his motives in speaking out against his father.
In an interview with Vox last week, Biden said he was speaking out in the hopes that he could help spur debate around the TPP.
“You know, this isn’t a time, in terms of any sort of national conversation, to start a conversation about trade or the Trans Pacific Partnership,” Biden said.
The Biden administration did not respond to a request for comment.
Joshua’s dad’s influence is also felt on Twitter, where he often posts posts on topics related to climate change and politics.
He is a regular tweeter, as well, and has gained a following on the platform.
His latest tweet, however, focused on a new documentary on his father and the war in Afghanistan.
“Just watching the #WarInAfghanistan documentary on Netflix makes me want to cry.
#JoeBiden — Joshua Biden (@joshuabiden) January 25, 2021 The documentary, The War That Was, focuses on the impact of President Joe Biden and Vice President Joe Sr. on the war-torn country of Afghanistan.
The film also discusses Joshua’s father’s early years growing up in the rural area of South Carolina, a state where there was a high level of violence.
Joshua has previously expressed his admiration for Biden, and tweeted that the vice president’s father “has done a lot to help build our country.”
In an article for the Atlantic in 2016, Joshua wrote that “it’s hard to imagine anyone who has done more for our country than Joe Biden.”
Joshua has also expressed his support for Trump, saying that he was the only one who “stood up and talked about race, women, and class.”
Joshua’s Twitter feed also has some interesting commentary on the current political climate.
He’s retweeted a number of tweets calling out the Trump administration, including one about “what a sad day it is that we are still seeing this crap from the WhiteHouse,” and another, calling out that “Trump is making the president of the United States look bad.”
Joshua was born and raised in South Carolina.
He attended a private high school in Spartanburg, South Carolina and was a standout athlete.
He was named first-team All-American and was voted the “Top South Carolina Football Player.”
Joshua later earned an undergraduate degree in communications at the University of South Georgia, graduating in 2017 with a degree in political science.
The White House did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.