Biden Claims Pro-Trump Portland Protesters Were ‘Spoiling For A Fight’

On Sunday, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that the pro-Trump caravan that made its way through Portland, Oregon over the weekend was “spoiling for a fight.”

The former vice president was responding to the deadly shooting of a right-wing protester late Saturday who had reportedly taken part in the pro-Trump caravan.

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Left-wing protesters clashed on the street with pro-Trump caravan

The victim’s name is reportedly Aaron “Jay” Danielson. The Oregonian reported that law enforcement is investigating a 48-year-old man named Michael Forest Reinoehl for the crime.

Reinoehl is allegedly a supporter of Antifa and Black Lives Matter and has been part of the Portland riots over the past several months. He was also reportedly arrested during a July 5th riot and cited for possession of a loaded weapon.

Journalist Andy Ngo shared video of the caravan that showed left-wing protesters clashing on the streets with the pro-Trump protesters.

“Antifa clash with drivers in the Trump caravan in downtown Portland,” Ngo tweeted. “They spray urine at the cars, others spray mace and shoot paintballs back.”


Biden: ‘It is not a peaceful protest when you out go out spoiling for a fight’

So far no evidence has turned up showing Anderson being involved in those confrontations. The caravan had reportedly ended when he was shot and killed.

Biden condemned the use of violence by all sides in a statement – and then said President Trump was responsible for “incitement.”

Biden added, “It is not a peaceful protest when you out go out spoiling for a fight.”


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Byron York of the Washington Examiner believes Biden is blaming the victim. York wrote, “[Biden’s] conclusion: It’s all President Trump’s fault. When a Trump supporter shoots a rioter in Kenosha, Wisconsin, it’s Trump’s fault. When a rioter shoots a Trump supporter in Portland, it’s Trump’s fault. And in that latter case, Biden suggested, the victim was asking for it.”

Biden was reportedly scheduled to discuss the violence in a speech Monday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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