Joe Biden said the violence won’t stop if Trump reelected, as the president unleashes a conspiracy theory, says Black Lives Matter is “bad for Black people” and plans to visit Kenosha without meeting Jacob Blake’s family.
Biden: “Does anyone believe there will be less violence” If Trump Reelected?
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tweeted on Monday, “does anyone believe there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is reelected?”
On Sunday, Biden released a statement on the violence in Portland, Daily Wire reported.
“The deadly violence we saw overnight in Portland is unacceptable. Shooting in the streets of a great American city is unacceptable,” Biden said. “I condemn this violence unequivocally. I condemn violence of every kind by any one, whether on the left or the right. And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same.”
Is Trump making violence worse by the things he is not doing?
While President Donald Trump seems to be making a strong focus on “law and order” as his reelection strategy, he is also not taking action in areas many believe could help bring calm. Here are some examples…
Trump to visit Kenosha but will not visit Jacob Blake’s family
President Donald Trump plans to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday to meet with law enforcement and survey damage. However, it’s what the president doesn’t plan to do that is raising eyebrows.
According to a report by Fox, Trump will not meet with the family of Jacob Blake, the man who was shot 7 times in the back by the city’s police, the incident that started the unrest. No statement has been given on why Trump doesn’t plan to meet with Blake’s family.
Local officials are worried Trump’s presence will exacerbate the situation, one that has begun to calm. The mayor of Kenosha has asked Trump to stay away from the city, saying while we always have time for presidents to visit our city, the timing is not good. Wisconsin’s governor also has called for Trump not to visit the state.
Trump defends Kenosha militia shooter
President Donald Trump has also defended Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, who shot three people, two of whom died, saying that it appeared the White teenager was acting in self-defense, NPR reports.
“He was trying to get away from them, I guess, it looks like,” Trump said, adding the matter was still under investigation. “I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would have been killed.”
Trump says Black Lives Matter “bad for Black people… terrible name”
During an interview with Fox on Monday night, President Donald Trump condemned the Black Lives Matter organization.
“Black Lives Matter is a Marxist organization,” Trump said. “You remember [them chanting in 2015] ‘Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.'”
“That was the first time I ever heard of Black Lives Matter,” Trump continued. “I said, ‘That’s a terrible name, it’s so discriminatory.’ It’s bad for Black people, it’s bad for everybody.”
Trump also criticized corporations that are donating to Black Lives Matter causes, calling them “weak,” and saying they were taking the “easiest path.”
“That’s not the easy path,” he said. “That’s a very dangerous path.”
Trump has previously said the phrase “Black Lives Matter” was a “symbol of hate,” The Hill reported.