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Biden Tries To Shift The Blame From Democrats – He Just Dared To Pin Blue City Riots On Trump
By Ben Dutka|August 28, 2020
Biden Tries To Shift The Blame From Democrats – He Just Dared To Pin Blue City Riots On Trump

During the Republican National Convention this week, President Donald Trump made it clear: he condemns the riots spreading across the country.

Specifically, he said “we must never allow mob rule,” and proceeded to list the cities where civil unrest has been most prominent. All the cities he cited were mostly Democrat-run.

This included Portland, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and most recently, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The President continued to target left-wing politicians in his speech, and said Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden and other Democrats “were completely silent” about the riots:

If the Democrat Party wants to stand with anarchists, agitators, rioters, looters, and flag burners, that is up to them.

But I as your president will not be part of it. The Republican Party will remain the voice of the patriotic heroes who keep America safe and salute the American flag.

But Biden must’ve been watching because it wasn’t long before he responded on Twitter.

He tried to turn the President’s remarks around by saying that the violence has actually happened on Trump’s watch.

Here’s the actual tweet:

Remember: every example of violence Donald Trump decries has happened on his watch. Under his leadership. During his presidency.

However, many called out Biden’s reply as being misleading.

First and foremost is something Trump specifically mentioned in his speech: the fact that the violence is found mostly in Democrat-run cities.

Furthermore, the Trump administration has frequently offered these cities federal assistance to deal with the problem. And many Democrat governors have rejected the offer.

Biden is trying to pin the blame on Donald Trump, but it’s difficult to do given the statistics and circumstances.

For example, when Trump brought up the 10 most violent cities in the U.S. (just in general, aside from any protests or riots), most noted they were all run by Democrats.

In fact, 17 of the top 20 most violent cities in the country are mostly Blue in terms of political leanings.

Many called out Biden for his apparently misleading tweet, including Republican strategist Andy Surabian. He said on Twitter:

Others pointed to the possibility that Biden was suggesting military intervention. It sounds very un-Democratic to say, “send in the military” to stop civil uprisings, doesn’t it?

Either way, we should expect this topic to remain a point of contention for Democrats and Republicans in the upcoming 2020 election.

Key Takeaways:

  • Joe Biden went after Trump in a tweet, blaming the President for the rise in riots and violence.
  • Many pointed out the inaccuracy of Biden’s claim. Most importantly, the fact that the most chaotic cities right now are Democrat-run.
  • Others wondered if Biden was suggesting using the military. Would this be a Democratic position?

Source: The Daily Wire

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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