President Donald Trump accused Joe Biden of not supporting the nation’s law enforcement during Tuesday’s first presidential debate, saying the Democratic nominee was being controlled by the party’s progressive left wing.
“We believe in law and order and you can’t even say the words because if you say those words, you’re going to lose all of your radical supporters,” the commander in chief said to Biden on the debate stage in Cleveland, Ohio. “Why aren’t you saying those words? Why don’t you say the words law enforcement?” he went on. “They’ve got you wrapped around their finger to the point where you won’t say anything about law and order,” Trump continued.
When pushed on rioting in cities like Portland and Seattle, Biden criticized the president’s decision to send in the National Guard to squash protests. “They could in fact take care of it if they had just stayed out of the way,” Biden claimed as Trump scoffed.
Sources: NYpost, KYRnews; Image: APnews