(RightWingAmericans.com)- Presumptive Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is already struggling to achieve the same level of black support, according to polls, as former presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Now, he’s faced with the difficulty of not appearing to endorse violence, while also not looking insensitive to the Black Lives Matter cause. That’s why his condemnation of the riots was as middle-of-the-road and meaningless as you might expect.
On Friday, just after midnight, Biden released a statement in which he said protesting against police brutality is a “necessary” cause but that “burning down communities” is too far.
Careful, Joe! You might get called racist!
“These last few days have laid bare that we are a nation furious at injustice,” he said, in a Medium post written by one of his advisers. “Every person of conscience can understand the rawness of the trauma people of color experience in this country, from the daily indignities to the extreme violence, like the horrific killing of George Floyd.”
Throughout the Biden campaign, Medium has been used repeatedly for the publication of official statements that were obviously not produced by Biden. It’s not hard to understand why, either – every time Joe Biden has attempted to speak live on camera or even record a video it has been plagued by issues. When he speaks live, he repeatedly messes up sentences or reads his teleprompter wrong, or has been hit by major technical issues that make the videos difficult to watch.
Even when recording videos, the sheer number of jump cuts indicates he wasn’t able to follow the script.
In the Medium post, Biden stressed that protesting brutality “is right and necessary” and described it as an “utterly American response.”
“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.”
Protests initially broke out in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, an African American man who was arrested for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a store. Former police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for eight minutes, while Floyd told him he couldn’t breathe, which resulted in Floyd’s death.
Since the initial protests broke out, far-left activists and Black Lives Matter advocates have begun looting luxury stores and burning down buildings all over the country.