Biden accuses Trump of inciting violence in Pittsburgh speech
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“This president has long lost all moral leadership in this country. He can’t stop the violence – because for years he fomented it, ”Biden will say, according to excerpts from his prepared remarks.
“He may believe that saying the words law and order makes him strong, but his inability to call on his own supporters to stop acting like an armed militia in this country shows you how weak he is. Does anyone think there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is re-elected?
Biden will point the finger at the young man – an apparent Trump supporter – who is accused of shooting two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, amid unrest sparked by the police shooting against Jacob Blake, a black man. The alleged shooter appears to have been part of a right-wing militia that traveled to Wisconsin from Illinois.
The speech comes amid an intense partisan battle over who is to blame for the violent and destructive elements of the racial justice protests that have rocked the nation since the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in late May.
The protests began with largely peaceful marches and demonstrations.
But as they lingered in Democratic-controlled cities such as Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Trump accused Democrats of letting violence and destruction endanger the lives of ordinary citizens in those cities.
Over the past week, Democrats have started calling for calm and peaceful protests, with some fearing that Trump’s public order message and his claims that Democrats support rioters and looters could harm the party. with some voters in November. .