Biden ridiculed Trump’s response to the epidemic, blamed him for the chaos and accused him of misrepresenting Biden’s position to prove him a liar. Let’s take a look at some references and facts surrounding many of the claims made by Biden.
“More cops have been killed this year than Kovid, killed on patrol,” Biden said in his speech.
Fact First: this is true.
Violence and anarchy
Biden claimed that a political adviser to Trump said that “more chaos … and violence … is better for Trump”.
Biden is taking steps to link Conway’s “obvious choice” with the presidential campaign.
Murder and other violent crimes
Biden contrasted the Obama administration’s record on violent crime rates with that of the Trump administration.
“Violent crimes in this country had fallen by 15% when I was vice president,” Biden said, “later this year the murder rate under Donald Trump is 26% across the country.”
Fact First: Biden is correct on violent crimes falling from 2008 to 2016. The murder rate figures are not yet available nationwide this year – although some major cities have seen rate increases.
On Monday, Biden veiled his prepared remarks, which included the words “in cities,” making it “.