The morning after the first presidential debate in the election cycle, President Donald Trump claimed that his rival, Democrat Joe Biden, had lost suburban voters for failure to commit to a “law and order” agenda.
"Biden refused to use the term LAW & ORDER! There go the suburbs, ”wrote the president on Twitter.
Biden refused to use the term LAW & ORDER! There go the suburbs.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2020
"You can't even say the word 'law enforcement' because if you say those words you are going to lose all of your radical left supporters," Trump said last night. "And why don't you say these words, Joe?"
"He's talking about defusing the police," Trump continued. "He has no legal support. He has no law enforcement support … We believe in law and order. But you don't do that. The Top 10 Cities… are run by Democrats and (in) many cases the radical left. And they wrapped you around your finger, Joe. "
To which Biden replied: "Yes, I am for law and order. Law and order with justice, where people are treated fairly."
Pres. Trump: "Are you for law and order?"
Joe Biden: "Law and order with justice, where people are treated fairly." https://t.co/5Bl4Ob3O2t # Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/cFGWHoP5xL
– ABC News (@ABC) September 30, 2020
Trump's remark to suburban voters comes when he is criticized for refusing to condemn white supremacy, which creates controversy after telling whites to do so The nationalist group Proud Boys should "step back and stand by".
“Proud boys? Stand back and stand by, ”said Trump. "But I'll tell you what, someone has to do something against Antifa and the left because this is not a real problem. This is a left problem."
According to Philip Bump, a reporter for the Washington Post, the president also declined to dissuade his supporters from "violently responding" to the elections.
Trump card “Has written a lengthy and utterly inaccurate description of how the elections went, which a large group of people treated as a sincere assessment of a real threat. He had a chance to lower the temperature on Tuesday. Instead, he pulled out a blowtorch, ”notes Bump.
Alan is a New York based writer, editor, and news junkie.