Here's the real Joe Biden, with the empathy and compassion which will get him elected in November.


"I see you, I hear you, and I'm angry as well. But we have to turn our anguish into purpose,” Biden said during an online town hall hosted by The Shade Room, an entertainment media company focused on the African American community.


“If we just let this wound scab over again, it's never going to heal,” he added during the event, which was moderated by actor Don Cheadle. Biden called the Minneapolis man’s death a “wake up call for all of us" and called for policing reforms like the review of hiring and training practices in city police forces and the need to "hold bad cops accountable."


He also spoke candidly about how he didn’t totally anticipate what would follow the election of the first black president, Barack Obama. “What I didn’t realize is … it’s a constant pull and tug in America,” he said. “America is not a fairy tale … It’s a constant struggle between good and evil.”