Biden accused Trump of fomenting violence. Trump spent the rest of the day proving him right. - 2020-09-01
On Monday afternoon, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden addressed unrest in cities like Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Portland, Oregon, saying that President Donald Trump "long ago forfeited any moral leadership in this country."
"He can't stop the violence, because for years he's fomented it," Biden added during his speech in Pittsburgh. "You know, he may believe mouthing the words 'law and order' makes him strong, but his failure to call on his own supporters to stop acting as an armed militia in this country shows how weak he is."
Within hours, Trump proved Biden right, delivering a press conference in which he stoked unfounded fears about "left-wing political violence" while refusing to condemn right-wing vigilantes — including a 17-year-old supporter of his who has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Kenosha.