The Democratic Presidential nominee for the United States of America, Joe Biden, has slammed the US President, Donald Trump over his handling of George Floyd protests, saying that Trump is “more interested in power, than in principle.”
In a speech today, June 2, at Philadelphia’s City Hall, Biden said of Trump: “he thinks division helps him. This narcissism has become more important than the nation’s wellbeing.
“We can be forgiven for believing the president is more interested in power than in principle; more interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care.
“I ask every American to look at where we are now, and think anew: Is this who we are? Is this who we want to be? Is this what we pass on to our kids’ and grandkids’ lives? …fear and finger-pointing rather than hope and the pursuit of happiness? …incompetence and anxiety? …self-absorption and selfishness?
“Like many of you, I know what it’s like to grieve. I know what it feels like when you’re thinking you can’t go on.
“This president today is part of the problem and accelerates it. Trump is consumed with his blinding ego.”
But, a senior adviser to the president’s re-election campaign, Katrina Pierson, said that Biden’s speech “obviously made the crass political calculation that unrest in America is a benefit to his candidacy.
“President Trump is restoring the nation to order and is clearly the leader we need to return the country to peace and prosperity,” she said in a statement.