Biden Blames TRUMP for Death of Patriot Prayer Supporter in Portland

There are no shortage of strange and incendiary declarations swirling about in Washington DC these days, and the coming crescendo of the 2020 election will surely serve to escalate these exclamations.

The two men at the center of this contest, incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, are just about ready to get down and dirty, and to launch into their most pointed and poignant political points.  We are now barely two months out from decision day, and these two disparate DC denizens have a whole lot to say about one another.

Some of their rhetoric, however, is simply absurd.

Former Vice President Joe Biden issued a statement Sunday afternoon in which he blamed President Donald Trump for “incitement” that led to the shooting death of an apparent Trump supporter in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday evening.

A man wearing a “Patriot Prayer” hat who reportedly participated in a caravan of Trump supporters through downtown Portland earlier Saturday evening was shot and killed on the street. Left-wing demonstrators later celebrated his killing.

Biden issued a statement condemning violence “whether on the left or the right,” and blaming Trump for “incitement”:

“We must not become a country at war with ourselves. A country that accepts the killing of fellow Americans who do not agree with you. A country that vows vengeance toward one another. But that is the America that President Trump wants us to be, the America he believes we are.

“As a country, we must condemn the incitement of hate and resentment that led to this deadly clash. It is not a peaceful protest when you out go out spoiling for a fight. 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 may believe that tweeting about law and order makes him strong — but his failure to call on supporters to stop seeking violence shows just how weak he is. “

Blaming Trump for the violence in Portland is laughable at best, and to exploit the death of a man who supported the incumbent Republican President at the time of his passing is low…even for the desperate Democrats.