Dear Commons Community,
Yesterday, former Vice President Joe Biden, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president, directly linked President Trump to the massacre in El Paso, Texas. His speech (full video above) took place just hours before Mr. Trump arrived there.
“We have a problem with this rising tide of supremacy, white supremacy in America and we have a president who encourages and emboldens it,” Biden said.
“How far is it from Trump’s saying this ‘Is an invasion’ to the shooter in El Paso declaring quote, ‘This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas?'” Biden asked. “How far is it from white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville — Trump’s ‘very fine people’ – chanting ‘you will replace us’ to the shooter at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh saying Jews are ‘committing genocide’ on his people. I don’t think it’s that far at all.”
Biden went on to say that in both “language” and “code,” the president “has fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation.”
Biden, the Democratic party frontrunner, noted that white nationalist and Ku Klux Klan leaders had celebrated Mr. Trump’s 2016 election.
“Our president has more in common with George Wallace than George Washington,” Biden said.
As Biden spoke, the president tweeted from Air Force One, calling Biden’s speech “so boring.” Told later about the tweet, Biden replied, “he should get a life.”
Truth be told!