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Biden, Harris criticize Trump response to unrest, pandemic

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By WILL WEISSERT, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE

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a reckless disregard for the well-being of the American people” in failing to contain the coronavirus

185,000 dead. 6,000,000 sickened. Most are 'others', humans from the lower end of the economic spectrum so Trump and his Republicans don't care.

An economy in shambles. Those most harmed by Trump's failed economy are not from his wealth caste, so Trump - and the Republicans - don't care.

The stock market is doing fine so Trump and his fellow 'elite' continue to turn their backs on the problems affecting dozens of millions of Americans. The 'elite' have golf games to play.

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The current situation is unacceptable. Trump and Pence are unacceptable.

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“The more chaos and anarchy and vandalism and violence reigns,” Conway said, “the better it is for the very clear choice on who’s best on public safety and law and order.”

An obvious observation and very true one it is!

MAGA

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I'm completely surprised! The people seeking to replace the current purpose in office say he's doing a bad job. No way!

/s

Truth doesn't matter at that level, even if the opponent was doing a good job, which he s not.

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“The more chaos and anarchy and vandalism and violence reigns,” Conway said, “the better it is for the very clear choice on who’s best on public safety and law and order.”

What should become clearer to all - except perhaps to some in Trump's base - is that DURING the Trump era the US is as violent as it's ever been. And getting more violent each day Trump and his Republicans continue to fan flames and divide the country.

Law and order: Trump's following the banana republic despot's motto 'For my freinds everything, for my enemies the law'.

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Tuesday, November 3 will present the US Electorate with two candidates Donald Trump and Kamala Harris.

“He views this as a political benefit,” Democratic presidential nominee Biden said on MSNBC about protests in Wisconsin after police shot a Black man earlier this week. “He’s rooting for more violence, not less. And it’s clear about that.”

Harris, the vice-presidential nominee, said Trump has showed “a reckless disregard for the well-being of the American people” in failing to contain the coronavirus. It was her first major Trump-focused speech since she joined the Democratic ticket.

In Washington Thursday, Harris offered her support for protesters.

“It’s no wonder people are taking to the streets — and I support them,” she said. “Make no mistake: We will not let these vigilantes and extremists derail the path to justice.”

Kamala Harris. Is politically focused, driven, ambitious. Yearns to lead.

Joe Biden, a polar opposite, inevitably portrayed by ruthless republican media advisers as a political dribbling grandpa, wheeled out to represent the liberal moderates.

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Hate to say it, but Biden is the wrong candidate for these times. Because of the Democrats failure to nominate a better candidate, Trump will pull off another victory.

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Harris is photogenic, a reason why The Associated Press/Japan Today, choose to throw Harris front center.

Harris is seen as the future of the party, Biden the token moderate has been, a frail 70 something year old reminder of distant past.

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Vice President Harris

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An obvious observation and very true one it is!

MAGA

LOL. Trump and his base trotting out MAGA as their slogan yet again, is clear proof that in four years they haven't done a thing to make America great again. I guess Trump thinks his supporters are so stupid and have such a short-term memory that they can't remember four years ago.

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Those internal polls on violence in the streets must be brutal.

Dems now falling all over themselves to condemn violence, yet blame Trump for it.

After months of Dems doing nothing but support it.

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185,000 dead. 6,000,000 sickened. Most are 'others', humans from the lower end of the economic spectrum so Trump and his Republicans don't care.

Democrat leaders don’t care if they did, why won’t they let people work? Other countries found a way, the US can’t? We send people to the moon and we can’t find a way to have people work safely, but other countries can? Yeah, sure....

An economy in shambles.

So why do the Democrats want to continue punishing the job creators and providers? Now they can’t leave fast enough and Cuomo is asking them to come back? Guess Cuomo thinks poor people can provide jobs to thousands....

The stock market is doing fine so Trump and his fellow 'elite' continue to turn their backs on the problems affecting dozens of millions of Americans. The 'elite' have golf games to play.

Rich liberals will always have the advantage, they are beholden to no one and can always relocate, good for them, bad for any State or city that thinks they have the upper hand.

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@klausdorth: And this from a true, law-abiding US citizen!

All very heartwarming Im sure. And riddled with hypocrisy.

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The RNC is in full swing and nary an article and if an article is posted, it's manufactured negativity.

accurate reporting and fact checking = manufactured negativity

I feel so sorry for Trump and his supporters being treated so unfairly.

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Trump is the president, correct? You’re one of those “the buck never stops with this president” types. The Republican Party is in a sad, sad state of affairs.

Yeah? So when did the Democrats mention anything about the unrest’s? Been waiting for the last 2 months and nothing, why is that?

Link to a single article in which a democrat supported the violence.

Link an article where they grossly condemn the riots and support the police going in and stopping it.

You’re not intentionally conflating support for the protests with support for the rioters.

There aren’t any protests, just riots. Turn on your TV.

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Harris is going to drive Trump nuts.

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Dems were silent about the violence in our streets. Claimed it was all peaceful.

Link to a single article in which a democrat supported the violence.

I have since learned that "silence is violence"

https://reason.com/2020/08/25/black-lives-matter-protesters-dc-silence-is-violence-white-people/

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 after police shot a Black man earlier this week

How about after police shot a man who had physically attacked officers before they shot him? Nah, has to be just a black man.

Biden does not support defunding the police

This is a lie perpetuated by the feckless media. Oh of course he doesn't say "defund," but he says "Yes, absolutely" when asked if we can redirect some of the funding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlwQDVVJ1LU

And again, he wouldn't actually be in charge, anyway, Kamala and the other goons would be.

Harris and Biden are pathetic. This is your presidential team, Democrats? Really?

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Trump’s approval rating on Covid is understandably dire.

Looks like the electorate aren’t buying the Trump supporter view that the position of president is basically useless, it’s all the fault of the Democrats and that Trump should be treated like a helpless baby.

This is a good line of attack against Trump. Throw in the disinfectant episode for good measure.

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Vice President Harris

If that were to happen we would soon see President Harris.

Ain't gonna happen.

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Looks like the electorate aren’t buying the Trump supporter view that the position of president is basically useless,

No reason to.

it’s all the fault of the Democrats

Bingo!. 

This is a good line of attack against Trump. Throw in the disinfectant episode for good measure

And it won’t stick as the polls are tightening, not good for Biden who enjoyed a long stride lead, but sooner or later he has to leave the basement and talk.

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This is a good line of attack against Trump.

Yeah, all the other lines of attack against Trump haven't worked, let's try this one.

Throw in the disinfectant episode for good measure.

Once again we have someone who still actually believes Trump suggested injecting disinfectant into themselves. Pathetic. Once again...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXARy68kl1E

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@bass

So when did the Democrats mention anything about the unrest’s? Been waiting for the last 2 months and nothing, why is that?

@black

Dems were silent about the violence in our streets. Claimed it was all peaceful.

Tucker 'n' Sean may not have mentioned these statements:

“Burning down communities is not protest, it’s needless violence. Violence that endangers lives. Violence that guts businesses and shutters businesses that serve the community. That’s wrong.”

--Joe Biden

"We should not confuse them with those looting and committing acts of violence, including the shooter who was arrested for murder. And make no mistake, we will not let these vigilantes and extremists derail the path to justice."

--Kamala Harris

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oh when were those Biden and Harris statements? yesterday?

Dem silence for months. silence is violence.

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Lets say we had these talking heads instead of the Pence or Trump talking heads. Now honestly ask yourself...would the situation REALLY be so much different? Would the people who say Covid 19 is a conspiracy have listened to Joe and Kamala? Would those who held Covid 19 parties? Would Americans have worn masks and used sanitizer religiously just cause some Democrats in the White House insisted it was the thing to do? Have YOU changed your behavior on the suggestion of Donald Trump?

You have to remember that Americans are Americans. Anybody in the WH could have put troops in the streets to enforce a hard lockdown even. You really think so many Americans would be so cool with that that the situation would be 180 degrees different? I don't.

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Either side, nothing will change.

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Ain't gonna happen

True because Trump will never leave the WH even if he loses. At least Hillary admitted defeat. Can Trump actually win? As Reagan said Are you better off then you were four years ago? But it doesn't matter since Trump will not leave if he loses the general election and will claim voter fraud and fake news (and his followers will believe him)

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Tucker 'n' Sean may not have mentioned these statements:

Actually, they have unlike the pundits on the other networks.

“Burning down communities is not protest, it’s needless violence. Violence that endangers lives. Violence that guts businesses and shutters businesses that serve the community. That’s wrong.”

-Biden

In 2 months how many times? One..two...

"We should not confuse them with those looting and committing acts of violence, including the shooter who was arrested for murder. And make no mistake, we will not let these vigilantes and extremists derail the path to justice."

--Kamala Harris

But refuses to answer the question on whether she would defund the police.

Ok, so what’s your point. Even Don Lémon seemed to worry that Biden isn’t addressing the issue enough, helps Trump.

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Kamala Harris. Is politically focused, driven, ambitious. Yearns to lead.

Joe Biden, a polar opposite, inevitably portrayed by ruthless republican media advisers as a political dribbling grandpa, wheeled out to represent the liberal moderates.

That's because she is, and he is. I very well may vote Democrat for the first time in my life, but it wouldn't be because of VP Biden. After elected, I hope he steps down so that Sen. Harris, with real focus, drive, and ambition (to semi-quote you) can take over.

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then why did he and Dems say nothing every time it happened? Biden wrote something, didnt even speak? But he and the Dems cant say something fast enough but only when something happens to a Black person by the police. Even when those people have criminal records a mile long.

But total silence from May 31 until yesterday as police are assaulted, businesses burned down and stores looted.

“But burning down communities and needless destruction is not,” Biden wrote. “Violence that endangers lives is not. Violence that guts and shutters businesses that serve the community is not.”

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Ignorance!!!

That best describes trump's response to all that is happening in America today.

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181,000 dead from pandemic

Economy broken

Highest unemployed in history

Unsuccessful trade wars

Protests and riots in the streets

A wall that was never built

Highest number of advisers arrested and convicted in U.S. history

Children held in cages

Unarmed people executed in the street

...and that's the SHORT list.

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ArtistAtLarge

181,000 dead from pandemic

Say that to the CCP.

Economy broken

The Corona depression is world wide.

Highest unemployed in history

Ditto

Unsuccessful trade wars

First president to take on the CCP, and it is working.

Protests and riots in the streets

in towns run by swamp, and encouraged and promoted by the swamp

A wall that was never built

Illegal immigration down, and borders finally somewhat protected

Highest number of advisers arrested and convicted in U.S. history

Cleaning up the swamp

Children held in cages

Built by Obama

Unarmed people executed in the street

By the rioters, aka "peaceful protesters

...and that's the SHORT list.

By all means, do gives us the "LONG" one. These talking points are so unique.

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*On May 31**, the fifth night of demonstrations, former Vice President Joe Biden, the party’s presumptive nominee, wrote in a statement that protesting police brutality is “right and necessary” and the “American *response."

It’s now August 28th what took him so long? Trump has been condemning it since day one.

This is utterly incorrect.

This is very correct, for every one protest you can find there are 40 more violent videos on YouTube and Twitter.

I don’t own a TV.

That’s ok, Most people can watch anything nowadays on their phones and tablets

This is hilarious. You claim Dems haven’t spoken out against violence at all.

Not on a daily basis, if they did, the liberal networks wouldn’t be in panic now.

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@Serrano

Once again we have someone who still actually believes Trump suggested injecting disinfectant into themselves. Pathetic. Once again...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXARy68kl1E

Sorry to have to school you in elementary level debate/argument, but posting a link to some dimwit raving in his own blog does NOT count as evidence to prove your ridiculous assertion. The whole world saw Trump say that injecting bleach would be worth a try. I don't think you honestly expect us to believe you don't know that, but anyway, here's a link to the big chimp in action, the words leaving his mouth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrB3EuUcVDE

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The problem was young Americans don't care about infection of Coronavirus and they said if they got infected with Covid-19 coronavirus and then they will get antibody. They believed the Covid-19 coronavirus cannot kill young, healthy people. The young peoples don't care about infecting to their older peoples at home by them. That's why America has too many infected and died. Also, you have to blame BLM. There have many infection happened to BLM protesting, but State Governors and Health authority don't dare to speak out against BLM except President Trump. The left wing Journalists and activists, they have tried to paint the President Trump as racist person. If you have fact check and then you can be found the President Trump has done for Black peoples more than former President Barack Obama and other Presidents. Nobody is perfect, but President Trump was doing better than his predecessors. American peoples are smarter than left wing journalists and activists and they will vote for the person who can do best for the American peoples.

Anyway, Good Luck to America with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Green-Socialist team.

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“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” - Adolf Hitler

Clearly someone told this to Trump (he wouldn't be able to read that many words in one sitting), and he took it to heart. It's probably the closest thing to a guiding philosophy that he has. Apologists for him seem to have adopted the same idea. It really is tiresome. You can't argue with someone who points to their dog, and says "This is my fish".

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Harris is going to drive Trump nuts.

I think Trump is quite happy with her as Bidens running mate. She bombed out badly as a contender for the Dem presidential nomination and she’ll fail bigtime in her latest role. Her and Joe make a great pair.

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Seema that if Trump and the GOP thought he did an amazing job with COVID it would be the centerpiece of his reelection campaign.

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After watching Trumps acceptance speech, This headline is a joke! The Biden/Harris team is like children playing grown-up.

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Seema that if Trump and the GOP thought he did an amazing job with COVID it would be the centerpiece of his reelection campaign.

Trump wanted to reopen the country, but Dems want to keep it closed. So the President is trying to get people back to work and Dems just want to focus only on the numbers and death. Doom and gloom party....morbid.

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nah then you would say he is using the tragedy to support his reelection. Should keep COVID out of the political discussion.

Seema that if Trump and the GOP thought he did an amazing job with COVID it would be the centerpiece of his reelection campaign.

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yakyak

After watching Trumps acceptance speech, This headline is a joke! The Biden/Harris team is like children playing grown-up.

I wonder when they make the bait and switch. Clearly, she is the dominant partner, while he is disintegrating before our eyes. I am keeping popcorn ready for that debate (which I am sure the media are trying their best to avoid).

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The trump fascist fantasy needs to come to an end soon.

He has ignited racial hatred.

Allowed spread of disease which affects minorities disproportionately.

Encouraged experimenting with drugs on his unwitting followers.

The only thing he has done differently from other fascists is that he has made his own country weaker and encouraged foreign powers to meddle.

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The only good that will come out of the trump misrule is that he has encouraged to bigots to come out.

We know exactly who these bigots are and can banish them from political life for good!!!

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Is she daring to criticize BLM protesting and its organizers? BLM was disgraced. They were looting the shops and burning down the peoples' properties. Why are they doing this BLM in the first place during the pandemic? Any Democrats dare to speak out against BLM protesting? They are coward indeed.

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Black:. Should keep COVID out of the political discussion.

Especially if you are Trump.

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Trump wanted to reopen the country, but Dems want to keep it closed. So the President is trying to get people back to work and Dems just want to focus only on the numbers and death. Doom and gloom party....morbid.

Why is Trump’s approval rating on Covid in the toilet? It was pretty decent at one point.

Looks like the electorate aren’t buying the idea that the Democrats are solely to blame.

Trump playing the victim card again isn’t really cutting it.

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