‘He Thinks Division Helps Him’: Biden Condemns Trump’s Protest Response


    Updated at 11:46 a.m. ET Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned both police violence and President Trump’s increasingly confrontational response to widespread unrest in a Tuesday morning speech delivered at Philadelphia City Hall. “When peaceful protesters are dispersed by the order of the president from the doorstep of the people’s house, the White House — using tear gas and flash grenades — in order to stage a photo op at a noble church, we can be forgiven for believing that the president is more interested in power than in principle,” Biden said. “More interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care. For that’s what the presidency is: the duty to care — to care for all of us.” On Monday evening, Trump walked from the White House across Lafayette Square to hold a Bible in front of St. John’s Church, after peaceful protesters were forcibly cleared from the park . (The U.S. Park Police say they used smoke canisters, not tear gas, though it’s


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