September 1, 2020
Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic rival, accuses him of being a “weak” president with “formented” violence in the United States.
During a speech in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, Mr. Biden made the remarks as both candidates shift the responsibility against each other over the present civil unrest all over the US. As a response, national protests have erupted to the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
Because of that shooting it led to numerous days of demonstrations in the city. It further resulted in the deaths of two individuals, supposedly by an armed vigilante.
Mr. Biden’s speech comes along as strains rise between the two candidates over clashes in Portland, Oregon, where a man related to a conservative group was shot dead last Saturday.
On that same day, a pro-Trump rally has taken place in the city and clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters.
At a speech at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh last Monday, Mr. Biden said: “The simple truth is Donald Trump failed to protect America, “So now he’s trying to scare America.”
Mr. Biden further added that the president “long ago forfeited any moral leadership in this country”.
He said: “He can’t stop the violence – because for years he has fomented it.
Mr. Trump took to Twitter to respond to Mr. Biden’s address.
He wrote: “Just watched what Biden had to say.
Following Mr. Biden’s speech, Tim Murtaugh, the director of Trump campaign communications, said: “As predicted, Joe Biden today failed to condemn the left-wing mobs burning, looting, and terrorising American cities.”
Though, Mr. Biden had previously circulated a statement on his official website condemning the events in Portland.
The statement announces: “The deadly violence we saw overnight in Portland is unacceptable.
He called on President Trump to take a similar position on the disaster.
He then closes the statement adding that “all of us are less safe because Donald Trump can’t do the job of the American president.”