Biden to accuse Trump of inciting violence in Pittsburgh speech

Source: The Hill | August 31, 2020 | Jonathan Easley

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will accuse President Trump of inciting violence in the streets amid racial justice protests in a speech from Pittsburgh this afternoon.

“This president long ago forfeited any moral leadership in this country. He can’t stop the violence – because for years he has fomented it,” Biden will say, according to excerpts from his prepared remarks.

“He may believe mouthing the words law and order makes him strong, but his failure to call on his own supporters to stop acting as an armed militia in this country shows you how weak he is. Does anyone believe there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is reelected?”

Biden will point to the young man – an apparent Trump supporter – who is accused of fatally shooting two people in Kenosha, Wis., amid the unrest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man. The alleged shooter appears to have been part of a right-wing militia who traveled to Wisconsin from Illinois.


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