Reactions to the horrific riots exploding across multiple American cities this past week paint President Donald Trump and presumptive Democrat Party nominee Joe Biden in stark contrast. While President Trump takes decisive action to quell rioters who have spent every night this past week burning buildings, beating citizens and police officers, looting stores, and vandalizing city monuments; Sleazy Joe sits in the basement of his mansion pandering to the far left and Democrats. But for all the liberal optics and endorsements he courts, Sleazy Joe demonstrates with his inane comments he knows nothing about law enforcement, African-Americans, or leadership.
“The idea that instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there’s an unarmed person, coming at him with a knife or something, to shoot him in the leg instead of in the heart,” Biden reportedly said. “There’s a lot of different things that can change.”
Set aside, for a moment, that George Floyd died while in custody because three officers put an excessive amount of pressure on his back and neck. His death was in no way an officer-involved shooting. But one must also consider that rarely does Sleazy Joe make remarks on point because his ongoing gaffes appear to stem from diminished mental capacity.
That being said, police aim for “center mass” for several reasons. Missing the assailant can result in an officer being overpowered and getting killed. Yes, that gun can quickly end up in the suspect’s hands. And although Sleazy Joe may get this idea from Wild West movies, it’s difficult to hit a moving target under duress, never mind in the leg. That bullet could easily kill an innocent bystander.
Biden also has a stunning history of supporting racist policies and laws that leveled higher incarceration rates on African-Americans. His remarks include friending KKK members, calling Black children “roaches,” and recently insulted radio host Charlamagne tha God and his listeners with his now-infamous “You ain’t Black” remarks. Since coming out of his two-month hiding from the COVID-19 crisis, he’s managed to alienate African-Americans by the thousands.
His recent comments meant to quell the nationwide violence didn’t just fall on deaf ears. They were also met with mockery.
“Protesting such brutality is right and necessary. It’s an utterly American response,” Sleazy Joe reportedly said in a pre-prepared statement. “But burning down communities and needless destruction is not. Violence that endangers lives is not. Violence that guts and shutters businesses that serve the community is not.”
Prominent voices in the African-American community have largely ignored the Obama-era number two. Those that did noticed he read off a prepared statement and promptly laughed at his failure to lead.
Former Bernie Sanders press secretary and African-American political consultant Briahna Gray blasted Biden by sarcastically calling him the “king of the Black people.”
“The way the press talked about him, you’d think one statement from Biden, king of the Black people, could put an end to all this,” Briahna Joy Gray said on Twitter. “Wonder why it hasn’t worked.”
By contrast President Trump asked the DOJ and FBI to launch a civil rights investigation into the killing of George Floyd while Biden wallowed directionless for days. As subversive groups such as Antifa appear to have hijacked peaceful Black Lives Matter protests, the president moved swiftly to restore law and order by deploying the National Guard and other troops to major cities. Although Democrat-run cities fail to secure communities as rioters murder police officers, the president has transformed himself into the law and order president. By contrast, Biden Campaign officials have donated to organizations bailing violent looters out of jail.