Trump challenges Biden to denounce Antifa, says he won’t because he doesn’t want to ‘lose the Bernie vote’


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WASHINGTON, DC –On August 30th, President Donald Trump urged Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden to denounce Antifa.

In the middle of the election season, tensions are high with both President Trump and Biden taking swipes at each other.  Biden repeats proven lies (Trump praises white supremacists) and the President attacks Biden for not acknowledging the riots.  And, as of the 30th, the President now has called on Biden to condemn Antifa.

On Twitter, President Trump said:

“When is Slow Joe Bien going to criticize the Anarchists, Thugs, & Agitators in ANTIFA?  When is he going to suggest bringing up the National Guard in BADLY RUN & Crime Infested Democrat Cities & States?  Remember, he can’t lose the Crazy Bernie Super Liberal vote!”

Biden and his supporters do not believe that he has to come out and denounce Antifa, as he has spoken out against all violence and crime in general.  They also believe there is no need to, as President Trump has not spoken out against Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot three people and killed two.

When asked a press conference about the shooting, the President said that it was “an interesting situation.” 

He then added:

“You saw the same tape as I saw and he was trying to get away from them, I guess, looks like.  And he fell and then they very violently attacked him and it was something that we’re looking at right now, and it’s under investigation.” 

In other words, the President wants to have all the facts in place and not put his foot in his mouth if the shooting is ultimately ruled self-defense.  The President, by saying that the case is under investigation, is also affording due process to the teenager instead of trying and convicting him in the court of public opinion. 

Joshua Potash, a Resistance activist, appears to jump on the democratic talking point when he tweeted this:

“Trump just publicly defended Kyle Rittenhouse.  Please no more “both side” false equivalencies. 

The violent right white supremacists with the backing of the President are the ones we all need to be worried about.  Not the people insisting cops stop murdering black folks.”

This is a very interesting statement by Potash.  He seems to be inferring that Rittenhouse is a white supremacist as well as Aaron Danielson, who was shot and killed after a protester identified him as a “Trumper.”

As of yet, there has been no evidence in anyway which would lead a reasonable person to believe that either person has any history or ideologies of white supremacy. 

Then we move to his next statement of white supremacists having the backing of the President.  Other than inferring that Rittenhouse and/or Danielson were white supremacists, the only other disproven reference we can think of is when the murder in Charlottesville occurred. 

The democrats, mainstream media, and especially Biden have said repeatedly that the President called white supremacists “very fine people.”  

However, the truth is he never said such a thing and only referred to those people who were protesting for and against monuments being removed as being “very fine people.” 

Breitbart News broke down what was said:

Here are the facts as reported by Breitbart:

  • The president repeatedly condemned the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville in August 2017
  • The neo-Nazis were not alone as the only violent group in Charlottesville. The so-called “clash” between both sides was not between neo-Nazis and real “peaceful protesters,” but rather with “violent, black-clad Antifa extremists.”
  • Regarding the presidents comment of “very fine people,” the president had been referring to peaceful protests that were both for and against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

The president has repeatedly condemned neo-Nazi extremists, which the following timeline and cited transcript confirm:

  • Aug 12, 2017: The president condemned “violence ‘on many sides’ in Charlottesville,” after neo-Nazi and Antifa clashes
  • Aug 14, 2017: Trump condemned “neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups” in a White House statement
  • Aug 15, 2017: The president condemned neo-Nazis “totally,” praised non-violent protesters “on both sides” of statue debate.

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Lastly, Potash says that America needs to be worried, basically of President Trump and his supporters and not people “insisting cops stop murdering black folks.” 

First off, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and any other group that are participating in the riots are simply not “insisting,” they are straight up rioting, destroying buildings, and injuring hundreds of cops in the process. 

However, for people like Potash, Biden, and the liberal left, these criminals are nothing more than peaceful protesters.  As Biden said in a tweet:

“We can’t let George Floyd and Jacob Blake become just another pair of hashtags.  This is a moment of action.  It’s long past time we reform policing, reverse systemic racism, and make our communities safer.”

Maybe the President has a point, maybe Biden cannot call out Antifa because that group tends to support Bernie Sanders.  Maybe that is why the democratic leaders will not call out the group for their riots, destruction, and chaos.

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