Donald Trump Challenges Joe Biden to Condemn Antifa

n this March 15, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is getting wise to his staff. He's on to their stall tactics and attempts to steer him to their favored options. Fourteen months into his administration, …
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President Donald Trump on Sunday challenged former Vice President Joe Biden to condemn Antifa, a violent organized leftist movement wreaking havoc in America’s major cities.

“When is Slow Joe Biden going to criticize the Anarchists, Thugs & Agitators in ANTIFA?” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump commented after the Biden campaign announced that the former vice president would emerge from his basement and travel to Pittsburgh to condemn violence.

“I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right,” Biden said in a campaign statement. “And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same.”

Biden’s decision to break his silence on the leftist rioting occurred after a 17-year-old boy from Illinois was charged with the shooting deaths of two protest agitators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last week and a man wearing a “Patriot Prayer” hat was shot and killed as protesters clashed in Portland on Saturday night.

Trump questioned why Biden had not urged Democrat mayors to bring in the National Guard to help restore law and order to their cities.

“When is he going to suggest bringing up the National Guard in BADLY RUN & Crime Infested Democrat Cities and States?” he asked.

Trump also mocked Biden for his delayed reaction, which he claimed was the result of political polling.

“Rushing him out of basement after seeing some very disturbing numbers,” Trump wrote. “Don’t worry, he’ll go back to basement soon!”

The president suggested that Biden was afraid to be more aggressive against leftist violence because he needed their votes in November.

“Remember, he can’t lose the Crazy Bernie Super Liberal vote!” Trump wrote.

The president plans to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday:

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