Biden has traveled to the Wilmington, Del., location where protests have been going on to speak to demonstrators in person on Sunday…
President Trump was rushed to the secure bunker in the White House to kept save from protestors there on Friday….
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden paid a visit to the site of Saturday night’s protests in Wilmington, Del., amid the fallout from the death of George Floyd, according to an Instagram post.
“We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us. We are a nation enraged, but we cannot allow our rage to consume us. We are a nation exhausted, but we will not allow our exhaustion to defeat us,” Biden said in a Sunday statement posted to the social media site, accompanied by a photo of him in a mask speaking with a man and child across a line of police tape.
“The only way to bear this pain is to turn all that anguish to purpose,” he added. “And as President, I will help lead this conversation — and more importantly, I will listen, just as I did today visiting the site of last night’s protests in Wilmington.”
The nation is reeling after cities saw demonstrations turn violent amid growing outrage over the death of Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday. Wilmington saw what at first appeared to be peaceful protests turn violent Saturday as some demonstrators began looting businesses, causing the city’s mayor to speak out.
“It’s disheartening, disappointing,” Mayor Mike Purzycki told Delaware News Journal on Sunday morning. “I’m trying to reconcile what happened with Minneapolis with what happened here. I’m feeling the revulsion in both cases. I think it’s important that all sides come together and try to understand the grievances, but talk about solutions.”
President Trump on Sunday sought to pin the blame for the growing unrest on Biden and Democrats, calling for Democratic mayors and governors to “get tough” amid footage of violent street clashes and looting in cities including Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C….
President Trump was moved to the White House’s underground bunker Friday evening as protesters clashed with police and Secret Service agents outside, according to multiple reports.
The New York Times on Sunday reported that the president was taken to the bunker as demonstrators pulled metal barricades away from the White House gates Friday evening. According to CNN, he remained there for around an hour before returning to his residence. It was not clear if first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron accompanied him.
White House officials and the Secret Service did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The president slammed Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) in a tweet Sunday morning following the protest, accusing her of not allowing D.C. police to assist Secret Service agents….