After a white man was shot and killed during clashes between supporters and opponents of President Trump in Portland, the war of words has intensified.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted and retweeted a number of reports that the Democrats are weak in dealing with violent crime and that cities ruled by the party are ravaged by chaos and out of control.
– What does the president think will happen when he continues to breathe life into the hateful and polarizing flames of our society, and uses intimidation policies to whip up his supporters? He is ruthless and encourages violence, Biden answers in a statement.
Several prominent Democrats, including Chuck Schumer , who is a minority leader in the Senate, and Portland rapporteur Ted Wheeler, vote in.
The man who was killed in Portland on Saturday has been identified as Aaron “Jay” Danielson. He was a supporter of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer, but no suspects have been arrested, and the circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear.
– Unwanted in Kenosha
Trump has repeatedly hammered out what he believes are left-wing radical forces and chaos in Portland. He has also turned his attention to Kenosha in the state of Wisconsin, which he will visit on Tuesday. There, African-American Jacob Blake was shot in the back by a white policeman just over a week ago, which led to several nights of demonstrations that degenerated into riots.
On Tuesday, two men were shot and killed by a 17-year-old Trump supporter, who may have been part of a civil defense that had gone to the city to protect businesses from vandalism.
Wisconsin Deputy Governor Mandela Barnes believes it is not the right time for Trump to go to Kenosha.
– You look at the exciting statements that the president has made, they used an entire national meeting to create more enmity and create more division around what is going on in Kenosha, says Barnes, who is himself an African American.
– So I do not know if the president intends to come here to help, given all the previous statements he has given, Barnes continues.
– Biden is passive
Republicans deny that Trump is trying to exacerbate the unrest with the sharp rhetoric and argue that he only wants to restore order.
They further accuse Democratic mayors and governors of losing control of cities ravaged by demonstrations, clashes and vandalism. Last Friday, Trump described the protesters as anarchists and looters.
Joe Biden has been passive for several months, refusing to condemn violence and chaos from his allies in democratically run cities, tweeted Jason Miller from the Trump campaign Sunday.
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