It’s Kinda late for Donald Trump, who has been winking at those of his color who do it….
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday condemned violence in Portland, Ore., after police said one person was fatally shot amid clashes between Black Lives Matter protesters and counterprotesters.
The Democrat urged President Trump to do the same, underscoring his message by noting that a death is tragic no matter what political views the victim held.
“I condemn this violence unequivocally. I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right. And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same,” Biden said in a statement Sunday.
“It does not matter if you find the political views of your opponents abhorrent, any loss of life is a tragedy. Today there is another family grieving in America, and Jill and I offer our deepest condolences,” he said, referring to his wife, Jill Biden.
The statement from the former vice president was released after police said a person was fatally shot in Portlandafter clashes erupted between Black Lives Matter protesters and a caravan of Trump supporters.
The victim of the shooting was wearing a hat with “Patriot Prayer” emblazoned across the front, according to reports. Patriot Prayer is a far-right group based in Portland that has repeatedly fought with protesters.
Biden urged unity in his statement, warning that America will remain divided under Trump.
“We must not become a country at war with ourselves. A country that accepts the killing of fellow Americans who do not agree with you. A country that vows vengeance toward one another,” Biden said. “But that is the America that President Trump wants us to be, the America he believes we are.”
He said Trump is “recklessly encouraging violence.” …..