Joe Biden “unnamed stupidity”, Donald Trump “clearly disturbed”… The candidates continue to insult each other

Joe Biden “unnamed stupidity”, Donald Trump “clearly disturbed”… The candidates continue to insult each other
Joe Biden “unnamed stupidity”, Donald Trump “clearly disturbed”… The candidates continue to insult each other
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Joe Biden and Donald Trump continue their campaign before the presidential election in November 2024. SAUL LOEB, TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

By Le Nouvel Obs with AFP

Published on May 19, 2024 at 1:01 p.m.

Donald Trump once again called Joe Biden a“scammer” Saturday May 18 in Texas in front of gun supporters, at a time when the current president accused his Republican rival of ” disturbs “from Georgia where he is campaigning among the African-American electorate.

Between two hearings at his criminal trial in New York, former President of the United States Donald Trump (2017-2021) and Republican candidate is campaigning in front of the most fervent supporters of the right to own firearms, consecrated by the 2nd amendment to the American Constitution.

Traveling to Dallas, Texas (south), Donald Trump received the support of the National Rifle Association (NRA) during its annual meeting, a powerful lobby with which the 77-year-old Republican billionaire maintains privileged relations. The NRA paid him tens of millions of dollars for his successful 2016 campaign.

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In front of thousands of organization members, Donald Trump declared that Biden was “by far the worst president in the history of our country” And “some unnamed bullshit”. “You’re fired, get out Joe!” », he said to the laughter of the audience, telling them that Joe Biden was going to attack their firearms. He called Joe Biden a “Joe the Swindler”his favorite epithet to speak of the president, believing that he is a “threat to democracy”.

“We cannot let this man become president. »

The current American president is in Georgia (southeast), a state that he narrowly won in 2020, in particular to campaign with African-American voters.

“My opponent is not a good loser. But he’s a loser.”said Joe Biden, campaigning in a restaurant in this state, in Atlanta, adding that “our democracy is really in danger”.

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On Friday, in Minnesota (north), Donald Trump reaffirmed his theory, never proven, according to which the 2020 presidential election, won by his rival Joe Biden, was rigged. The Democrat reacted Saturday, declaring that his opponent “isn’t just obsessed with his 2020 defeat. He’s clearly disturbed”.

“We cannot let this man become president. The future of our children is at stake”he told the audience gathered at Mary Mac’s Tea Room, a restaurant in Atlanta’s black community.

On Sunday, Joe Biden is scheduled to address students at Morehouse College, a famous university in the African-American community where civil rights hero Martin Luther King studied.

49,000 gunshot deaths in 2021

Donald Trump has already promised that if he returned to power, he would unravel the gun regulation measures put in place during his mandate by current President Joe Biden, and which are considered timid by supporters of stricter control.

While Joe Biden promises to act to ban semi-automatic rifles, used in the deadliest killings, Donald Trump promises the status quo and wants to be the candidate of gun owners. “The Democrats want to take their guns, and they will take them”he assured Friday in Minnesota.

“President Biden and I will continue to take on the gun lobby to keep Americans safe, while Donald Trump will continue to sacrifice the safety of our children and our communities to satisfy his special interests.”replied Vice-President Kamala Harris, in a statement on Saturday.

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Donald Trump spoke to the NRA in a troubled context for the association. It lost its emblematic president Wayne LaPierre, who resigned in January before his civil trial in New York, where he was found guilty by a jury of corruption and mismanagement, with financial compensation of more than $4.3 million to the key.

The United States has more individual weapons in circulation than inhabitants, a proliferation which results in a very high rate of firearm deaths in the United States, without comparison with that of other developed countries.

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Around 49,000 people died by gunfire in 2021, compared to 45,000 in 2020, already a record year, or more than 130 deaths per day, more than half of them by suicide.

By Le Nouvel Obs with AFP

On the subject 2024 US elections

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