Trump Campaign Discusses Biden’s Hands-Off Approach to Violent Rioters


President Donald Trump’s campaign issued a statement addressing Joe Biden’s reluctance to take on violent leftist rioters.

Tim Murtaugh

The statement from Tim Murtaugh, Trump’s 2020 communications director, is available here.

Joe Biden just yesterday indicated he would not send the National Guard into cities and states where left-wing mobs are rioting – in Portland’s case, for more than three months. Last month he issued a written statement specifically about Portland, in which he called the rioters ‘peaceful protestors’ and accused federal law enforcement officers of ‘stoking the fires of division’ while the mob was literally setting fire to the federal courthouse. Following Biden’s lead, the leftist mayor of Portland continues to reject President Trump’s offer of federal assistance to quell the riots that have now raged for 95 days and resulted in death. For three months, Joe Biden remained silent on the rampant violence and destruction overtaking Democrat-run cities, where Biden’s allies have rejected federal assistance and ordered local police to let rioters run wild. Biden’s campaign even helped bail accused violent criminals out of jail, including a murderer, a rapist, and a rioter who shot at police. It’s obvious that law-abiding Americans will be on their own if Biden and his allies are elected in November. You won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.

The National Guard reference was to a story by Fox News in which Biden accused Trump of using them as “props” for political purposes.

In contrast to Biden, Trump has been supportive of riot victims, such as when he visited Minnesota in mid-August.

The president spoke to the victims and condemned Democratic officials’ lack of response in defending the public, The Minnesota Sun reported. In a press release, he said, “The mayors and governors of these states and cities have an absolute duty to use all resources necessary to end the violence and all of the injury and death.”

Among their recent “peaceful” acts, rioters are accused of hitting a Minneapolis police officer in the head with a metal trash can lid, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported.

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.

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