Now that the rioting across America is reportedly beginning to negatively affect his polling numbers, former Vice President Joe Biden blamed the outbreak of violence solely on Trump, even going so far as to say that the president is “rooting” for it.
Speaking with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Biden said that President Trump wants as much chaos in the streets as possible because it benefits him politically.
“The problem we have right now is we’re in Donald Trump’s America,” he said. “You know, to quote [Kellyanne] Conway, she said, and I’m paraphrasing today, that they’re looking for more violence and more disruption because it helps them politically. He views this as a political benefit to him, you know. He’s rooting for more violence, not less, and is clear about that. And what’s he doing? He’s kept pouring gasoline on the fire. This happens to be Donald Trump’s America.”
Joe Biden then shifted his attention over to the COVID-19 pandemic, declaring it “out of control” and wondering why the president does not focus on that more.
“Donald Trump’s America, COVID is out of control, he’s doing very little … he didn’t prepare for it, he hasn’t responded to it, and he continues to be in a position where he does nothing to deal with it. We have 15 million people out of work. It just is amazing how, if you noticed, they didn’t speak about COVID, and they didn’t speak about any of the reasons why we’re doing what’s happening in Kenosha is happening.”