President Trump is pushing for law and order to restore peace in America. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is accusing him of instigating the violence.
Biden emerged from his basement after spending a good part of the last several months at home in Wilmington, Delaware, to hit the campaign trail on Monday, Aug. 31, and he went on the attack against the president.
“In just a little over 60 days, we have a decision to make: Will we rid ourselves of this toxin? Or make it a permanent part of our nation’s character?” Biden asked, reports Fox2.
The president spoke with Laura Ingraham in an exclusive interview for Fox News and said if he were not president at this time in U.S. history, riots would be indescribable. The president responded to an assertion by Biden that the riots and violence now occurring across America were a part of “Donald Trump’s America.”
“So if it weren’t ‘Donald Trump’s America,’ to just use the expression, as I’m president, you would have riots like you’ve never seen. The Democrats have lost control of the radical left …” Trump said during the interview. “Don’t forget, Biden wasn’t going to come out of his basement until the election. Now, he had to because the polls are so good for me. Now, he had to because the polls are different.”
On Monday, President Trump tweeted, “The Radical Left Mayors & Governors of Cities where this crazy violence is taking place have lost control of their ‘Movement.’ It wasn’t supposed to be like this, but the Anarchists & Agitators got carried away and don’t listen anymore—even forced Slow Joe out of basement!”
The president was critical of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, labeling him “incompetent” after the Democratic mayor laid the blame for the recent violence and bloodshed in Portland at the president’s feet. The violence escalated over the weekend and resulted in a Patriot Prayer supporter being shot and killed in Portland.
“Well, these are terrible and very incompetent people … I’ve offered to send in the National Guard. I’ve offered to send in anybody they want,” President Trump said.
“I could put that [unrest] out in 45 minutes and it would stop. And I think the people of Portland and the people of Oregon, I know it’s a liberal state—considered liberal—they’re tired of it. They’re tired of having—of living with this curse,” added the president.
The president emphasized he doesn’t want his supporters to become involved in any altercations or response to the rioters; rather, it should be left to law enforcement.
“But my supporters are wonderful, hardworking, tremendous people,” President Trump added. “And they turn on the television set and they look at a Portland or they look at a Kenosha before I got involved and stopped it.”
The president is planning a visit to Kenosha on Tuesday, Sept. 1, to inspect the city ravaged by riots and looting that have occurred after the shooting of black man Jacob Blake by police on Aug. 23. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wants the president to cancel his visit.
“[I’m going] because I am a tremendous fan of law enforcement and I want to thank the law enforcement. They’ve done a good job,” he said. “And when the governor says that I shouldn’t come or he’d prefer that I not come. I’m the one that called him and said, ‘Tony, you got to bring out the National Guard.’ [And he said] ‘Well, I don’t really want to do it.'”