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