He has unable to get past the gentler and kinder and tolerant Joe Biden…
He is seeking to turn THAT around against Biden…
He goes back that ole Republican standby….
Archer Bunker and ‘Law and Order…..version of America…
And Trump IS good at this misdirection stuff that feeds the media what HE wants and hides most anything that he doesn’t want thrown in his face…He like’s a fight…Biden just needs to be smarter…
Joe Biden will have to deal with this ….
He will have to support protesting while coming out against violence….
He will also have top bring the media focus back to those things that affect most Americans in their daily lives….
The virus…The economy ….Getting back to their normal lives….And most important?….
Having a leader for ALL of America….
And Biden ( And Harris) WILL have to go on the road….
He has no choice…
The chaotic scenes in Kenosha, Wis. and Portland, Ore., are redefining the contours of the presidential race — shifting the immediate debate over how to quell the clashes, who should own the unrest and which candidate is better suited to lead the nation through strife.
Donald Trump, who’s planning to visit Kenosha on Tuesday, is claiming the mantle of law and order even as he stokes conflict between protesters and his supporters. Trump is trying to take credit for restoring order by loudly calling for an influx of National Guard troops and painting Democrats as too fearful of alienating their base to denounce violence.
Joe Biden last week called for a halt to the violence, though it took him longer than many Democrats wanted. The Democratic nominee decided over the weekend that he would not travel to the pivotal battleground state on Monday ahead of Trump’s visit. Instead, the Biden campaign plans to ramp up messaging that Trump’s rhetoric has only inflamed hostilities on the streets, beginning with a speech in Pennsylvania Monday.
“It’s a very difficult argument to make when he is president of the United States that the unrest and chaos that’s happening on the ground is somehow not his responsibility,” Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield told POLITICO. “He owns it. He’s the president of the United States and he owns it. People are seeing a president who is failing to lead and that will be a big focus for us as we move forward.”
“We will continue to put this at his feet and hold him accountable for it because it’s hard to make a law and order argument when you’re an incumbent.”
The balancing act over the riots and police misconduct marks a new, intensifying phase of the election. Both campaigns are preparing for a burst of activity: Biden plans to break his monthslong hold on travel to swing states in the coming weeks, with stops expected initially in Wisconsin and Michigan in addition to Pennsylvania. He’s also looking to appear in Minnesota and Arizona soon.
But even as he and his running mate Kamala Harris cautiously plot a return to the road — a trip to Wisconsin could come as soon as later this week — some Democrats are expressing frustration that the ticket declined to visit Kenosha in the immediate aftermath of the Jacob Blake shooting. Some party members were already irritated that Biden did not give his convention speech in Milwaukee last week….
Trump and Pence, by contrast, have been hitting battleground states. Trump’s campaign said they have seen the benefits of the president’s visits to places like Arizona, where a recent event by Trump brought a flurry of local media coverage.
Biden needs to “show that he cares about Arizona, and that he’s attentive to Arizona,” said Paul Bentz, a Republican pollster in the state. “If Biden wants to win Arizona, he has to come here.”
As polls have shown modest tightening in the race, Biden surrogates and Democratic strategists said in interviews that they’ve been urging the campaign to be more explicit in linking Trump’s early failures on coronavirus with the sluggish economy and high jobless rates.
With Trump still polling relatively well compared with Biden on the economy, some of these Democrats said they fear a scenario in which Trump gains ground as voter concerns about the virus diminish and worries about their finances grows.
I see little mention from the Biden/Harris people about how Donald Trump has wrapped himself in the blanket of ‘law and order’ while he has spend the last 4 years ignoring or breaking the law….
image…Credit…Mason Trinca for The New York Times