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Tags: 2020 Elections | trump | allies | biden | harris | violence

Trump Allies Hit Back at Biden's Condemnation on Violence

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries on July 09, 2020 in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 31 August 2020 06:48 PM

Allies and supporters of President Donald Trump Monday slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris after the candidates increased their condemnation of the violence in America's cities and their blame of the president.

Most pointed out that a number of Biden's staffers and Harris had backed a group that bailed out Minneapolis protesters, reports Fox News

“As predicted, Joe Biden today failed to condemn the left-wing mobs burning, looting, and terrorizing American cities," Trump campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement after Biden said in a speech in Pittsburgh that he denounced the looters and rioters involved, as well as accusing Trump of fueling the ongoing tensions. 

"He failed to apologize for his campaign staff donating to a fund which bailed violent criminals out of jail in Minneapolis," Murtaugh added. 

"Sorry @JoeBiden, but you can't claim to oppose riots and crime when your campaign is literally on the record bailing violent rioters out of jail!!! #BidenRiots," the president's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.

Jason Miller, a Trump campaign senior advisor, also shared the same story Trump Jr. posted with his tweet, the Reuters story on the Biden campaign staffers donating to help bail out people arrested in Minneapolis.

Trump's allies also noted a report from Fox 9 in Minneapolis about the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which not only bailed out protesters but also alleged violent offenders, including Jaleel Stallings, who was accused of shooting at police during the May riots. MFF, which took in about $35 million after the police killing of George Floyd, bailed Stallings out for $75,000. 

Harris, before being named as Biden's running mate, also encouraged people to contribute to the MFF.

Biden has condemned the violence several times, but Trump talks about it almost every day, notes Fox News. 

Monday, the Trump campaign's "Trump War Room" Twitter account also posted tweets about the staffers' support of MFF, including one about Stallings. 

"Will Joe Biden apologize for helping put cops in danger?" the campaign asked on Twitter.

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Allies and supporters of President Donald Trump Monday slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris after the candidates increased their condemnation of the violence in America's cities and their blame of the president.....
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