Biden says Trump is ‘encouraging’ violence

Biden says Trump is 'encouraging' violence

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden says Donald Trump is promoting violence at ongoing rallies in Portland.

“I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right. And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same,” Biden said in a statement, adding that “we must not become a country at war with ourselves.”

“What does President Trump think will happen when he continues to insist on fanning the flames of hate and division in our society and using the politics of fear to whip up his supporters? He is recklessly encouraging violence,” he added.

Demonstrations against racism and police brutality have swept the US since the May 25 death of George Floyd who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

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