Biden Campaign Slams Trump For ‘Inciting’ Violence Following Hog-Tied Biden Post | EUROtoday

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump drew criticism Friday for posting a video on social media that incorporates the picture of a hog-tied President Joe Biden painted on the tailgate of a passing truck.

The Biden marketing campaign was fast to sentence the video for suggesting bodily hurt to the sitting Democratic president. Biden has portrayed his probably 2024 opponent as somebody who freely evokes Nazi imagery with regard to immigrants, whereas additionally stressing in speeches that Trump’s efforts to overturn his loss within the 2020 elections finally led to an assault on the U.S. Capitol.

“Trump is regularly inciting political violence and it’s time people take him seriously — just ask the Capitol police officers who were attacked protecting our democracy on January 6,” stated Michael Tyler, the Biden marketing campaign’s communications director.

Trump marketing campaign spokesman Steven Cheung responded Friday night time: “That picture was on the back of a pickup truck that was traveling down the highway. Democrats and crazed lunatics have not only called for despicable violence against President Trump and his family, they are actually weaponizing the justice system against him.”

The U.S. Secret Service launched a press release saying it “does not confirm or comment on matters of protective intelligence.”

The former president posted the video on his social media website, Truth Social. His caption stated the video was taken in Long Island, New York on Thursday, when the previous president attended the wake of a New York City police officer who was killed throughout a site visitors cease.

The posted video reveals a passing truck decked out with “Trump 2024” and flags claiming assist for police, with the image of a seemingly helpless Biden along with his palms and ft tied painted on the rear of the automobile.

Shares in Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. started buying and selling on the inventory market Tuesday, with the valuation including billions of {dollars} to his fortune.

Seeking a return to the White House, Trump has painted an apocalyptic image of the nation if Biden secures a second time period.

“If I don’t get elected, it’s going to be a bloodbath for the whole — that’s going to be the least of it. It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country,” he warned at an Ohio rally earlier this month whereas speaking in regards to the affect of offshoring on the nation’s auto business.

Trump has talked about immigrants “poisoning the blood of our country,” echoing the rhetoric of Nazi chief Adolf Hitler. And he as soon as described his enemies as “vermin,” language that his opponents say replicate his authoritarian beliefs.

At one latest rally, Trump went as far as to solid Biden’s dealing with of the border as “a conspiracy to overthrow the United States of America.”

Last yr, earlier than his indictment in New York over hush cash paid on his behalf throughout his 2016 marketing campaign, Trump posted a photograph on social media of himself holding a baseball bat subsequent to an image of District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

In a 2018 speech, Biden mentioned lewd feedback that Trump had made about girls and registered his disgust by suggesting a willingness to bodily combat the then-president.

“If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” Biden stated on the time, including that any man who disrespected girls was “usually the fattest, ugliest SOB in the room.”