• By The Financial District


New York Times columnist Thomas Kaplan has scored President Trump for trying to paint Joe Biden as “weak on crime” and a “captive of the left wing” of the Democratic Party and noted on September 1, 2020 that they were “not constrained by facts as they tried to implant that caricature in the minds of voters.

Thus, when Biden blasted Trump head-on, the Trump campaign could not produce any solid defense. “You know me,” Biden said during his speech in Pittsburgh. “You know my heart. You know my story, my family’s story. Ask yourself: Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?”

Writing for AlterNet, Cody Fenwick noted on the same day that Biden underlined a simple fact that many critics of President Donald Trump and his campaign have pointed out: It’s hard for an incumbent campaign against violence that is happening on their own watch. “The simple truth is Donald Trump failed to protect America — so now he’s trying to scare America,” Biden said. “Trump and Pence are running on this, and I find it fascinating: ‘You won’t be Biden’s America.’ And what’s their proof? The violence we’re seeing in Donald Trump’s America. These are not images of some imagined Joe Biden America in the future. These are images of Donald Trump’s America today. He keeps telling you if only he was president, it wouldn’t happen. He keeps telling us, if he was president you’d feel safe. Well, he is president whether he knows it or not.”

He continued: “It’s getting worse, and you know why. Because Donald Trump adds fuel to every fire. Because he refuses to even acknowledge that there’s a racial justice problem in America. Because he won’t stand up to any violence.”