In a speech in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Joe Biden appeared to blame police at least in part for riots around the country that have led to deaths and injuries as well as widespread property damage.
After saying that looting and rioting are unacceptable, Biden continued, “Nor is it acceptable for our police, sworn to protect and serve all people, to escalate tension, resort to excessive violence.”
Biden did not specifically allude to any examples of “excessive violence” by the police, though the New York Times had said on Sunday–erroneously–that police were responding to the violence with greater force.
Trump said of Biden’s speech that he was “standing with the rioters” and mentioned that Biden’s campaign had contributed to paying the bail of some who had been arrested.
While it was probably the closest Biden had come to sounding like a presidential candidate rather than a feeble, elderly person, he still managed to get it very wrong when it came to the protests, just like so many other things that are part of the Democrat platform and playbook.
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