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.” …..
Biden’s speech in Pittsburgh as a counter to Trump….
I’ll have a post on this later….
Democratic nominee Joe Biden declared Monday that President Donald Trump has made America a more dangerous place — blaming Trump for fomenting racial unrest and sidestepping responsibility for the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis.
“Do you really feel safer under Donald Trump?” Biden asked repeatedly in a speech in Pittsburgh.
The speech opened a new phase of the 2020 election, with both parties’ national conventions now completed and Biden beginning to travel to swing states. In his first major campaign event after last week’s Republican convention, the former vice president delivered a forceful response to Trump and his allies’ racially charged claims that the looting and property damage that has taken place amid protests over racial injustice in some cities would spread to the suburbs if Biden is elected in November.
Biden: “Ask yourself: Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioting?”
Rioting is not protesting.
Looting is not protesting.
Setting fires is not protesting.
None of this is protesting.
It’s lawlessness, plain and simple.
And those who do it should be prosecuted.
Violence will not bring change.
It’ll only bring destruction.”