Battered by Democrats, Trump Fires Back Against ‘Total Anarchy, Madness and Chaos’

After being accused by Democrats of being a chaotic and dishonest leader, President Donald Trump countered on Friday that Democrats, not he, would bring chaos to the United States if Joe Biden wins the White House in November.

“If our opponents prevail no one will be safe in our country,” Trump told conservative activists in his first speech since the Democratic National Convention ended late on Thursday.

“I’m the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy, madness and chaos,” Trump said.

In a preview of what Republicans will argue at their own convention next week, Trump hammered at the law-and-order theme he has embraced in response to anti-racism and police brutality protests in U.S. cities including Portland, Oregon.

He said police had been weakened in “Democrat-run” cities and cited a spike in murders in Chicago, Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia. He urged Americans to turn back “radical left socialists and Marxists.”

He called protesters in Portland “crazy.”

“So the future of our country and indeed our civilization is at stake on Nov. 3,” he said in the speech in Arlington, Virginia, to the 2020 Council for National Policy.

Biden and his running mate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, accepted their party’s nomination at the four-day Democratic convention, where speaker after speaker characterized Trump’s four years in office as chaotic.

The convention, held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, showcased scathing criticism of Trump’s character and his handling of the health crisis, in which more than 170,000 people in the United States have died.

Democrats sought to present a diverse, united front with the integrity and faith they said Trump lacks.

Biden opened his acceptance speech on Thursday night by saying, “The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger. Too much fear. Too much division.”

In his speech on Friday, Trump called it “the darkest and angriest and gloomiest convention in American history.”

He also suggested, without providing an explanation or evidence, that the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives could become president if the results of the Nov. 3 election were not clear by the end of the year.

“I don’t think you’ll know two weeks later. I don’t think you’ll know four weeks later,” he said. “There’s a theory that if you don’t have it by the end of the year, crazy Nancy Pelosi would become president,” he said.

Trump has sought to cast early doubt on the integrity of the election, and bringing up Pelosi, who is deeply unpopular with many Republicans, appeared aimed at motivating his base to vote.

ECONOMY AND LAW & ORDER

Vice President Mike Pence, who gave a round of television interviews on Friday morning, outlined what he said would be the thrust of their four-day convention starting on Monday, appropriating a line from Biden’s speech that character, decency, science and democracy “are all on the ballot.”

“The economy is on the ballot. Law and order is on the ballot, and the American people know it,” Pence said.

Pence deflected criticism over the coronavirus response.

“We lost 22 million jobs in the course of this coronavirus pandemic. But because of the solid foundation that President Trump poured of less taxes, less regulation, more American energy, more free and fair trade, we’ve seen 9 million Americans already go back to work,” Pence told CBS “This Morning.”

Biden’s vice presidential selection of Harris confirmed that the Democratic Party had been taken over by “the radical left,” Pence told Fox Business Network, describing her as a “California liberal.”

Biden’s long tenure in politics, as a U.S. senator and two terms as President Barack Obama’s vice president, will count against him, Pence said.

“Joe Biden has been in Washington for 47 years and the speech he gave last night was just more of the same talk that we’ve heard from him and other liberal Democrat politicians for the decades,” he said.

Trump echoed the critique in a campaign video on Twitter, saying: “After 47 years of failure, we’ve had more than enough.”

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu, Jeff Mason and Susan Heavey; Editing by Howard Goller and Sonya Hepinstall)

Responses

  1. Again, if Republicans go all in another time on Trump, what can they be besides fools? Unwitting dupes? People who are misled into thinking reality TV is actual reality?

  2. Oh Delbert…….fall off your liberal wagon and open your eyes! Your accusations fit the Biden/Harris camp equally well! Didn’t you watch anf of the Democrat Convention? Just because someone (like you) say’s something doesn’t make it true! And throwing ALL Trump supporter in a box with “fools” is just plain ignorant and shows just how dam dumb you really are. I am sure there are many, many smart, intelligent, and successful people on the right side of the aisle Delbert! In Bidens word Delbert C’MON MAN!!!!

  3. Trump is a crook. Trump is a liar. Trump believes in nothing but Trump. And fools say we need more non-politicians, like Trump.

  4. General Con is what you get from a night of heavy drinking and defective condoms. Raised in the public education and welfare system. What a liberal tool.

  5. Michael: Cult-45 love His Majesty’s cruelness, his chaos, his misogyny, his stupidity, his racism. This is why they hired him, and this is why we must defeat him with no ambiguity. He must go.

    #outnow
    refusefascism.org

    And Matt Gaetz is a tool.

  6. thehill.com/homenews/administration/513255-trumps-sister-says-president-has-no-principles-lies-in-secretly

  7. “I might consider his arguments.” HWB

    No, you wouldn’t. Not in the slightest. If you can’t acknowledge King Donald The Loser’s corruption by now, nothing that I say will persuade you. “Might” won’t cut it. That shows to everyone that you have no interest in acknowledging his crimes or corruption.

  8. Another Demoncratic headline by IJR, “Battered by Democrats”. The Demoncrats have tried to batter Trump since he began running for Presidency. They have failed.

  9. The Generally confused one is confused as usual. The lobbyists write the laws for the politicians. Half the Representatives and Senators don’t know how to write their own names, let alone a law!!!
    Elections these days are for the figure heads who do nothing but corral the lobbyists and their contributions.

    A vote for a Representative/Senator is merely a vote for the lobbyists that support them.

    Trump is so despised by the DC establishment because he has disrupted the gravy train that our congress and DC minions have all enjoyed.

    When the Confused One begins to cite actual incidences of Trump’s corruption that have been PROVEN (not fake allegations that the Dems have made for the past 3 1/2 years), I might consider his arguments. Otherwise, someone with #refusefascism in their signature line that doesn’t know what the f*ck fascism is, continues to be irrelevant.

  10. Frank needs a lesson in history. First of all, the funds set aside for the auto bailout was done under the Bush administration.
    Second: the Obama/Biden administration forced GM into bankruptcy and sold Chrysler to Fiat.
    Third: The Obama/Biden administration left GM stockholders with worthless stock and bonds. The first time in history company investors were told to suck it.
    Fourth: Had the bankruptcy gone according to typical bankruptcies all the unreasonable, stupid contracts (UAW and others) would have been renegotiated for the betterment of the industry.

    Fifth: Biden had nothing to do with it!! Steven Rattner was the one in charge, but not without granting personal favors for his dealer franchise owning relatives who were able to keep theirs while competitors were forced to close.

    Another Obama era debacle!!!

  11. “We need more nonpoliticians, like Trump.

    We need to eliminate all benefits from elected officials and their appointees.” Barbara

    What you are TRYING to described, but are confused about to do it right, is corruption. Getting rid of “benefits” does NOT resolve issues around corruption. Besides, this isn’t 1780-90. Politicians have learned to write laws and rules in their favor. There are even lobbyists for lobbyists!

    And if you think that King Donald The Loser is any better than the rest of the swamp monsters in DC, you are sadly confused. He is the most corrupt president this country has EVER had! If you disagree with that, that means that YOU are also part of our corruption problem.

    We MUST elect better politicians.

    #outnow
    refusefascism.org

    And Matt Gaetz is a tool.

  12. Goofy reporter said no evidence that Pelosi could become President. Time for her to educate herself. If the election is not settled by January 21, 2021 the Speaker of the House becomes the temporary President. With all mail in ballots in California you can bet your bottom dollar that Californian Kevin McCarthy’s district votes will be in the courts. This whole mail in ballot scheme goes right into the Soros backed schemes to destroy this country. He vowed to do it on 60 minutes less than two decades ago. Look it up. He said that would be his greatest feat.

  13. The anger is in cities run by Democrats. They have been violent spoiled brats since they lost the election. Trump has maintained order and light in our country. The Democrats maintain the darkness and terror in their cities so they will have something to point at and them blame Trump. Democrats are stupid, but the nation is not. We can see who brings darkness and death and chaos. It is not Trump doing these things.
    The Democrats have continued to divide the country just like they did under obama. The chaos is only where Democrats are in control. I have recognized that when Democrats say they are talking about Trump and his supporters, they are describing themselves.
    Ironic that any solutions Biden suggests are exactly what Trump is doing. Biden and Harris are pathetic. She is hateful and dangerous!

  14. The Trump party doesn’t believe in history, facts or science. The Obama/Biden administration saved this country from going bankrupt, saved the auto industry and hundreds of thousands of auto worker’s jobs with it, had six straight years of record employment and record stock market gains. So, tel me again how bad Biden is going to be for this country.

  15. We need more nonpoliticians, like Trump. Only when we get politics out of government will things get better. We need to eliminate all benefits from elected officials and their appointees. That would discourage career politicians and get us back to lay leaders, which was the intentions of our Founding Fathers.

  16. The crybaby/snowflake/progressive Democrats are still in denial over their loss in 2016. Over the past three and a half years they have tried every lie and ever dirty trick they can think of to overturn that election, and drive Donald Trump from office. It has all failed. Faced with another loss in 2020 they are now resorting to violence (rioting, vandalism, looting) because they have nothing left. What are they going to do when they lose in 2020?

  17. “I alone can fix it.”

    “I’m the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy, madness and chaos.”

    “I predicted terrorism because I can feel it. I can feel it like a good location.” After Orlando shooting – Too bad that he didn’t warn everyone BEFORE 49 died, huh?

    “everyone underneath the top guy in a company is just an employee.” Art Of A Deal, an “invented” book

    These are statements by a megalomaniac, very similar to other well known narcissistic megalomaniacs.

    In Mein Kampf, Hitler promised a vision of an instant “leap from despair to utopia” under his leadership: historian Fritz Stern

    “Personality cannot be replaced” Hitler – Dear Leader has/had his showboating road show.

    Hitler said Providence guided his plans – “Gott Mit Uns” on every belt buckle. Dear Leader has the Evangelical vote and prayer meetings with hands, the ultra Evangelicals Useless Pence and deacon / lay preacher Pompous Pompeo who actually reads the bible each morning to back him up (because Dear Leader certainly does not “believe”), and a platform of messianic certainty. That was in 2016. Now, he doesn’t even have that! NO platform, no goals except total power through fascistic one-party rule and him as Dear Leader.

    “America First” is a Hitler-loving isolationist slogan of the 1930s, showing both how ignorant Dear Leader is of history and just how tone deaf he can be because of it.

    We MUST elect better politicians.

    #outnow
    refusefascism.org

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