Trump slams protesters at Phoenix rally, visits border wall in Arizona
President Donald Trump sought to turn nationwide protests to his political advantage in a campaign appearance in the election swing state of Arizona on Tuesday, vowing to prevent “the left-wing mob” from pushing the United States into chaos.
Trump, whose first rally of the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, drew fewer supporters than expected and was seen as exposing weaknesses in his campaign, pushed a law-and-order theme in Phoenix before a cheering audience of several-thousand young people.
Trump pointed to demonstrators who tried to topple a statue of 19th-century U.S. President Andrew Jackson near the White House on Monday night, as well as an “autonomous zone” set up by protesters in Seattle, as reasons to keep him in the office rather than electing Democrat Joe Biden on Nov. 3.
24 June 2020