President Trump and Joe Biden confront over the clashes in Portland after Trump slammed Portland’s mayor for allowing “death and destruction in his city.”  

Portland has been struck with protests and clashes since the death of George Floyd. However, the situation got worse after a person died during the Saturday encounter between a pro-Trump rally and the protestors. 

On Sunday, after the incident, President Trump took to Twitter and criticized Portland’s Mayor, Ted Wheeler, who is a Democrat, for allowing the chaos in the city, and praised the supporters who confronted the protesters, tagging them “GREAT PATRIOTS!”

“Portland will never recover with a fool for a mayor”, said Trump in a tweet.

The reaction by Democrats was much anticipated. Joe Biden, former Vice President and Trump’s rival in the 2020 presidential elections, replied saying that it is Trump who was “recklessly encouraging violence.”

Biden said, “I condemn the violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right. And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same. We must not become a country at war with ourselves. What does President Trump think will happen when he continues to insist on fanning the flames of hate and division in our society and using the politics of fear to whip up his supporters? He is recklessly encouraging violence.”

Republicans, on the other hand, completely denied the Democratic accusations of Trump promoting the violence and said that President Trump’s efforts are to restore the law and order in the city and return the life back to the normal.