US President Donald Trump believes that his probable rival in the upcoming presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden, did nothing to combat racism in his political career.
In an interview, the head of the White House said he had heard Biden talk about systemic racism in the police department, but he did nothing in 43 years in the government. At the same time, Trump himself, who has been criticized more than once for racist statements, noted that he has been doing this for only 3.5 years.
“He did nothing, except for those things that were bad for the black population, very bad,” the American president concluded.
Trump gave this assessment to his opponent amid the riots that took place in several US states in connection with the death of African American George Floyd.
The wave of unrest in the United States began in late May with Minneapolis (Minnesota), where 46-year-old African American George Floyd died as a result of tough police actions. Law enforcement officers threw him onto the asphalt and held him for more than eight minutes. One of them squeezed Floyd’s neck, and later he died in intensive care from asphyxiation. The police officers involved in the incident were fired, and one of them was accused of reckless killing. On June 3, the Minnesota attorney general indicted three more police officers in the Floyd case.
At present, rallies and pogroms are taking place in other major cities of the United States of America. Trump criticized the governors for a weak reaction to protests and demanded to respond to the pogroms by force. In addition, he called the riots acts of domestic terrorism.