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Biden Wins Kerry Endorsement, Touts World Experience

Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden walk during a state arrival ceremony,in 2016. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden walk during a state arrival ceremony,in 2016. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

John Kerry, the former secretary of state and former Massachusetts senator, is endorsing Joe Biden for president, buoying the former vice president's argument that his international experience should be a deciding factor for voters in 2020.

The Biden campaign rolled out Kerry's endorsement as it continues to frame President Donald Trump as a dangerous and erratic commander-in-chief and head of state. The campaign hammered the argument Wednesday with an online ad featuring video of other world leaders mocking Trump at a Buckingham Palace reception held alongside a NATO summit.

"I've never before seen the world more in need of someone who on day one can begin the incredibly hard work of putting back together the world Donald Trump has smashed apart," Kerry said in a statement.

That echoes applause lines Biden uses often as he campaigns.

"The next president will inherit a world in disarray," Biden said Thursday, touting his decades of foreign policy experience as a six-term Delaware senator and two-term vice president.

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