Asked for his definition of "unity," President Joe Biden told reporters on Monday it means eliminating the "vitriol," accomplishing what "the majority of the American people" want to get done; and aiming for bipartisanship, although if something isn’t bipartisan, "it doesn't mean there wasn't unity -- it just means it wasn't bipartisan," Biden said.
"If you could talk about what you see unity as being...given it is such a key part of your message,” a Washington Post reporter asked Biden:
One is, unity requires you to take away -- eliminate the vitriol -- make anything that you disagree with about the other person's personality or their lack of integrity or they're not decent legislators and the like. So we have to get rid of that. And I think that's already beginning to change, but God know where things go, number one.
Unity also is trying to reflect what the majority of the American people -- Democrat, Republican, independent -- think is within the fulcrum of what needs to be done to make their lives and the lives of Americans better.