Joe Biden is getting backlash over a deliberately misleading tweet he posted Thursday night about President Trump’s handling of widespread violence in Democratically run cities.
The Democratic presidential nominee went on the offensive after the President called him out for his campaign’s silence in the face of the rioting and looting happening across the country.
During his speech at the Republican National Convention, Trump said: “We must never allow mob rule, we can never allow mob rule. In the strongest possible terms, the Republican Party condemns the rioting, looting, arson, and violence we have seen in Democrat-run cities.”
The President went on to say that the problem was an easy fix, the democratic leaders of Portland, Kenosha, Minneapolis, and Chicago simply need to make a call, and the government will restore law and order in hours.
He condemned Biden and his supporters for their silence as mayhem reigned in Democrat-run cities. “They never even mentioned it during their entire convention. Never once mentioned. Now, they are starting to mention it,” the President accused. “Joe Biden’s campaign did not condemn it. They donated to it. At least 13 members of Joe Biden’s campaign staff donated to a fund to bailout vandals, arsonists, and anarchists, looters, and rioters from jail.”
He stated that it’s up to the Dems if they want to stand with anarchists and flag burners, “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.”
Biden’s response: “Every example of violence Donald Trump decries has happened under his watch.”
His tweet is a clear misdirect, completely disregarding the President’s repeated offers of federal assistance to the affected cities and the Democratic party’s unilateral decision to reject and outright resist any attempts to stop the violence by the Trump administration.
Remember: every example of violence Donald Trump decries has happened on his watch. Under his leadership. During his presidency.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 28, 2020
Twitter responded with swift brutality.
Yes, Trump is to be blamed for what your supporters are doing in the cities controlled by the political party that you lead. 🙄 https://t.co/Nd92pwJatL
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) August 28, 2020
You misspelled peaceful protests, Joe
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) August 28, 2020
Joe Biden thinks his voters are so stupid and ignorant that they don't realize it's Democratic leaders in Democratic cities that have allowed rioting and violence to go on unchallenged.
This is not a winning strategy. https://t.co/Dw6QlqMMos
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) August 28, 2020
Do you think we are too dumb to remember your democrat governors have repeated refused to let the president send help to stop your violent supporters? When he does send them anyway to help your media called him a tyrant. The American pple see you
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) August 28, 2020
So, he should’ve sent in the Marines?https://t.co/xqErrmwNqT
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) August 28, 2020
How does it feel to already lose the election in August?
— Jaimy Blanco for Congress (@JaimyBlanco) August 28, 2020