In a call to reporters on Monday, the Trump campaign attempted to anticipate the remarks that Vice President Joe Biden would later expect in Pittsburgh to argue that President Trump cannot stop violence in American cities because he has been stoking it for years. ”
The call, which was led by Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign director of communications, was also attended by Jason Miller’s senior advisor, Pat Lynch, president of the New York Police Benevolent Association, and Michael Slupe, sheriff of Butler County. Slupe opened the call with the explosive claim that the people protesting now are not supporters of President Trump but supporters of Joe Biden.
Miller started his part of the call, telling reporters, “I would first like to point out that after months of hiding in his basement and failing to stand up for the radical left mob that is taking over his campaign, Joe Biden is clearly in disarray. “
“Biden has shot up his polls and his allies are panicking. There are some good stories out there today about Hill, Politico, and others, and this is the only reason it’s best to get out of his Delaware basement” Miller continued. “But Joe Biden is trapped. He cannot even condemn the radical left mob and groups like Antifa for the Defund the Police movements because they are his political base. ”
Murtaugh concluded the call with a full defense of the President’s supporters following a series of tweets indicating the President’s support for acts of violence against protesters in Portland.
“The president has never condoned violence of any kind. In American cities, American violence against Americans is unjustified, inappropriate, and should be fully and completely condemned,” he said.
The president has not yet sentenced a 17-year-old supporter who allegedly shot dead two protesters last week in Kenosha, Wisconsin.