SAN ANTONIO — In a Friday campaign stop in Texas, former Vice President Joe Biden used a speech at La Villita to promise to take care of veterans, reform American immigration and fix America’s relationships around the globe.

“Our very Democracy is at risk under this administration,” Biden said.

He said around the world, American allies are more uncertain under President Donald Trump and nations like Russia and North Korea are more emboldened.

“Americans can overcome four years of Donald Trump’s chaos,” Biden said. “But if re-elected, he will forever fundamentally change the character of who we are as a nation.”

Biden also made the case that he is the candidate in the Democratic primary field with the most national and international political experience to right the U.S. and its alliances.

“There will be no time for on-the-job training,” said Biden, who before becoming vice president under President Barack Obama in 2008 served in the U.S. Senate for 36 years.

EXCLUSIVE: Biden talks base closures in a military town

Biden said he knows why Trump doesn’t want to face him in November 2020.

“Folks, with your help, I’ll beat him and beat him like a drum,” Biden said.

Biden was also in San Antonio on Friday to attend a fundraiser in Terrell Hills hosted by attorneys Anna and Jamie Shaw. The events were the first campaign trip to San Antonio since Biden announced his run for the White House in late April.

“It’s great to be back in Texas,” Biden told about 600 people at the rally at La Villita. “You’re going to see a whole lot of me between now and next November, God willing.”

ON HOUSTONCHRONICLE.COM: Democratic presidential contenders turn their attention to Texas

Biden also picked up a new round of Texas endorsements while in the state on Friday. State Sen. Jose Menendez, D-San Antonio, and former San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger both endorsed him and were at his speech at La Villita.

The presidential campaign in Texas is starting to heat up as the March 3 Democratic primary nears. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign announced it was opening campaign offices in San Antonio and Austin on Saturday and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has flooded Texas televisions with more than $6 million of ads.

Early polling suggests Biden has a huge lead over his rivals in Texas. A CNN poll released on Wednesday, showed Biden with a 20 percentage point lead over U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.