[Ed. – We’d love to be a fly on the wall of whatever room Bernie Sanders was sitting in when he heard Biden effectively dismiss radical socialists as kooks.]
Joe Biden zeroed in on President Trump’s claims about him and his promises of “law and order” in a return to the campaign trail Monday amid rising violence in US cities.
Speaking at a former steel factory in Pittsburgh, Penn., the 77-year-old Democratic nominee also addressed allegations that he would be a weak and servile Trojan horse for the left flank of his party, asking voters: “Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters?”
“[Trump] advertises himself as a figure of order. He isn’t,” Biden said in the must-win Keystone State, calling the president a “toxic presence” who had “poisoned the values we as a nation hold dear.”
“Fires are burning and we have a president who fans the flames rather than fighting the flames,” he continued, attacking Trump on his central election promise of restoring order to America’s streets.