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Politics Biden Slams Trump for Calling Capitol Rioters 'Wonderful,' Makes Forceful Return to Campaign Trail

02:51  25 july  2021
02:51  25 july  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

In Trump's Jan. 6 recast, attackers become martyrs, heroes

  In Trump's Jan. 6 recast, attackers become martyrs, heroes WASHINGTON (AP) — A cocktail of propaganda, conspiracy theory and disinformation — of the kind intoxicating to the masses in the darkest turns of history — is fueling delusion over the agonies of Jan. 6. Hate is “love.” Violence is “peace.” The pro-Donald Trump attackers are patriots. Months after the then-president's supporters stormed the Capitol that winter day, Trump and his acolytes are taking this revisionism to a new and dangerous place — one of martyrs and warlike heroes, and of revenge. It's a place where cries of “blue lives matter” have transformed into shouts of “f--- the blue.

President Joe Biden has labelled former President Donald Trump ’s remarks about the Capitol insurrection “bizarre”. Mr Biden said this during a campaign rally for Terry McAuliffe, who is seeking the governorship in Virginia again after leaving office in 2018. “When you think about, turning on the television every day and seeing the replay of what happened on January 6 and saying it was a lot of wonderful peaceful people. It is bizarre.” These comments come after recently released audio by the Washington Post of an interview with the former president in which he called the crowd “loving”.

Biden called Trump 's debate performance a "a national embarrassment," while the president attacked Biden and debate moderator Chris Wallace. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail Wednesday after their slugfest in Ohio, sharply criticizing each other and pitching their agenda to voters. Biden , during a stop on a campaign train tour of northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, said the president's performance was "a national embarrassment," and he suggested that the commission that runs the debates find a way to force him to play by the rules at

President Joe Biden criticized former President Donald Trump for calling Capitol rioters "wonderful peaceful people" and touted his 2020 election win as he promoted Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in an assertive return to the campaign trail on Friday.

Joe Biden, Terry McAuliffe are posing for a picture: President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at the Lubber Run Community Center on July 22, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. © Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at the Lubber Run Community Center on July 22, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia.

"We just have to keep making the case just as the Republican Party today offers nothing but fear, lies and broken promises," Biden said during a campaign rally for McAuliffe in Virginia.

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Mr Biden told the crowd, “We just have to keep making the case just as the Republican Party today offers nothing but fear, lies and broken promises. President Joe Biden has labelled former President Donald Trump ’s remarks about the Capitol insurrection “bizarre”. © C-SPAN President Joe Biden made a speech calling out the Republican party for their inability to act about the 6 January insurrection - C-SPAN Mr Biden said this during a campaign rally for Terry McAuliffe, who is seeking the governorship in Virginia again after le

Joe Biden calls on Trump to 'end this siege'. A rioter holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol near the Senate chamber on Wednesday, January 6. Trump arrives to speak to his supporters at a rally on January 6. His speech included calls for his vice president to step Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a forceful rebuke of the efforts by some of his fellow Republicans and warned

"When you think about turning on the television every day and seeing the replay of what happened on January 6 and saying it was a lot of 'wonderful peaceful people'—it is bizarre."

Biden linked himself to McAuliffe and the moderate Democrat's GOP opponent, Glenn Youngkin, to Trump, as he contrasted the two politicians in the state that Republicans lost in 2016 and 2020.

"Terry and I share a lot in common. I ran against Donald Trump and so is Terry. And I whipped Donald Trump in Virginia and so will Terry," the president said. "I tell you what, the guy Terry is running against is an acolyte of Donald Trump."

Biden highlighted his pandemic response, the economic recovery under his administration and the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill to the nearly 3,000 people gathered in a park across the Potomac River, as he emphasized the vision for America that he shared with McAuliffe.

Biden hits trail for McAuliffe in test of his political brand

  Biden hits trail for McAuliffe in test of his political brand President Biden is set to hit the campaign trail for the first time since becoming commander-in-chief on Friday with former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), posing a test for Biden’s political brand ahead of the 2021 and 2022 elections. © The Hill Biden hits trail for McAuliffe in test of his political brand Biden and McAuliffe, who have been friends for over 40 years, will appear together in the Democratic stronghold of Arlington, Va.

President-elect Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump tell his supporters to end their violent 'siege' of the US Capitol on Wednesday. Biden spoke as thousands of Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol building, forcing lawmakers and staff to flee and halting the joint session of Soon after Biden 's nationally televised speech, Trump released a pre-recorded video statement in which he called the rioters "very special" and urged them to "go home," while repeating his false claims that the election was "fraudulent." "This was a fraudulent election, but we can't play into the hands of these

Biden slams Trump ’s description of Capitol rioters as ‘peaceful’ crowd. President Joe Biden dismissed hecklers at a campaign event for former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who’s running for the same office he left in January 2018. Virginia governors are by state law not allowed to run for Mr Biden was back on the campaign trail , stumping for a candidate for the first time since becoming president. Mr McAuliffe is running to get his old job back against Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin, a political rookie who became wealthy after working in private equity. The race is considered to be

As he stumped for McAuliffe, a former governor seeking a second term, Biden brushed off hecklers protesting an oil pipeline. "This is not a Trump rally. Let 'em holler. No one's paying attention," he said.

It was Biden's first in-person candidate rally since he took office in January, and marked a return to politics as normal after a 2020 presidential campaign that saw him appealing to supporters virtually and in front of sparse crowds.

The White House press secretary told those concerned about the highly-virulent Delta variant that Biden would adhere to CDC guidelines, which does not require masks or other restrictions for fully-vaccinated individuals.

McAuliffe followed Biden's lead, focusing on his promise of electability and a departure from the political chaos of the past four years. "Why is it that Glenn Youngkin and Donald Trump are so close?" McAuliffe asked. "Because they share the same agenda."

Donald Trump Rips Mike Pence for Not Having 'Courage' on 1/6 to Reject Election Results

  Donald Trump Rips Mike Pence for Not Having 'Courage' on 1/6 to Reject Election Results "I only wish that my friend, Mike Pence, had that additional courage to send the results back to the legislatures," Trump said.At a Turning Point USA conference in Phoenix on Saturday, Trump repeated his complaint that Pence could have done more to stop the certification of his electoral defeat on January 6.

Biden slammed outgoing President Donald Trump for playing a role in the “chaos,” which saw 'Stop the Steal' crowds force their way into the seat of American government on Wednesday, resulting in the temporary suspension of the congressional certification of Biden 's election win. Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has called for Trump to be impeached and for the Capitol police chief to be fired in the wake of Wednesday's unrest, echoed Biden 's remarks in calling the rioters “terrorists.”

Critics are lambasting Joe Biden for a moment during a Pennsylvania campaign - trail stop when he Biden was also accused by the president’s campaign of calling Trump supporters “racist, xenophobic, and Islamaphobic” in May, after an online fundraiser. Greedy grabber: NASA scrambles to return Using covert actions, UK made Russia pay ‘higher price than they had expected’ for Salisbury

McAuliffe won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in June, and will face off against Trump-endorsed Youngkin, a former private equity executive, in the November general election.

Virginia, the only state with an open race for governor this year, is expected to be widely watched as an early test of voter sentiment in each party ahead of the midterm elections.

Newsweek reached out to Trump representatives for comment.

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Capitol Police officials calls 4 GOP lawmakers ‘pathetic’ in Jan. 6 inquiry .
“They shouldn’t be elected officials anymore,” Gonell told the House select committee probing the insurrection. © Provided by New York Daily News U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, from left, Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone, Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges and U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Harry Dunn are sworn in to testify to the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. U.S. Capitol Police Sgt.

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