Biden: ‘Better angels’ will prevail in divisive US election


SYDNEY (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has told Australians not to worry about the divisive U.S. election because the “better angels in America will prevail.”

Biden made the comments in a speech on Wednesday punctuating his four-day trip Down Under. While in Australia, he met with the nation’s leaders and troops in a bid to reassert America’s standing as a so-called Pacific power in the region.

In his speech, the vice president said that while both Australia and the U.S. had been strengthened by generations of courageous immigrants, both still grapple with racism and exclusion that leaves many citizens behind.

But Biden said the countries were seeking change, so Australians should not worry about the U.S. election. He said: “The better angels in America will prevail.”