politics
Joe Biden's Speech on Violence and Civil Unrest
Sep 2, 2020 at 01:33 AM

The Quick Facts

  • On Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden gave a speech condemning rioting and looting. Biden argued: "[Trump] keeps telling you if only he was president it wouldn’t happen. He keeps telling us if he was president you would feel safe. Well — he is president."
  • Trump responded to Biden's speech, criticizing his failure to single out the far left and Antifa: "The violent rioters share Biden’s same talking points, and they share his same agenda for our nation. And even his strange speech today that he made in Pittsburgh, he didn’t mention the fact, and he didn’t mention the far left."
  • As nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism continue, many cities have seen violent incidents. The week leading up to Biden's speech saw incidents of gun violence during demonstrations, with one dead in Portland, Oregon and two dead in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  • President Trump visited Kenosha on Tuesday, September 1st. Joe Biden announced that he will visit Kenosha on Thursday, September 3rd.

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