Joe Biden Criticizes Rioters, Donald Trump


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The Democratic presidential nominee took the gloves off.

At an event in Pittsburgh, Joe Biden made his most aggressive rebuttal yet to President Trump’s claims that Americans will be less safe if the former vice president is elected in the Nov. 3 election. 

“Ask yourself: Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?” Biden said in a 20-minute speech in Pittsburgh. 

“I want to make it absolutely clear: Rioting is not protesting. Looting is not protesting. Setting fires is not protesting. None of this is protesting. It’s lawlessness, plain and simple, and those who do it should be prosecuted,” Biden said.
“Violence will not bring change. It will only bring destruction. It’s wrong in every way. It divides instead of unites ... it makes things worse across the board, not better. It’s not what Dr. King or John Lewis taught and it must end.”

The former vice president and U.S. senator from Delaware made his speech after over a week of renewed protest over police shootings. As in the case of the police involved other shooting deaths recently, the original incident overshadowed by unrest and violence in other cities over the past weekend, including Washington, D.C

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