Fox News host Laura Ingraham challenged presidential candidate Joe Biden to discourage his supporters from rioting in the wake of Tuesday’s election, as cities around the country appear to prepare for that exact scenario.
“I call on Joe Biden to urge his supporters not to commit acts of violence and destruction on Election Night,” said The Ingraham Angle host. “Stop the intimidation campaigns, Joe.”
Cities prepare for election night looting
Even before the polls opened on Election Day, America was preparing for a storm as business owners in cities all over the country began boarding up their windows with plywood.
The preparation reflects lingering fears of violence after a summer of left-wing rioting and looting that exploded in cities all across the country, chaos that led President Trump to make “law and order” one of his core campaign themes. Joe Biden and his Democratic allies, on the other hand, did their utmost to ignore the “mostly peaceful” unrest.
Addressing scenes from the nation’s capital Monday, Ingraham said it’s not likely that business owners are afraid of Trump supporters turning violent should the president be defeated — it’s the left.
The Fox News host called on the Democrat to call off any rioting before it begins.
“It’s not boarded up because [Washington D.C.] Mayor Muriel Bowser thinks MAGA supporters will rampage if they don’t get their way,” she said. “This may actually be a good sign so long as Biden calls off his rioters on November 4.”
Trump: vote for law and order
In his closing argument to voters, Trump has reminded Americans of the feeble response from Biden and Democratic leaders to the summer’s riots, warning that Americans won’t be safe if Biden is elected president.
On Monday night, Trump stopped in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a city that was devastated by mobs in August, during his final day of a heroic blitz of campaign rallies.
Echoing Ingraham, the president said that the widespread anticipation of unrest shows why the left can’t be trusted to run the country.
“This is yet more evidence why the radical left cannot be trusted with power,” Trump declared. “We strongly condemn political violence. We condemn it and we condemn it strongly. Biden must tell his supporters — he doesn’t really have supporters. But let’s face it, he doesn’t have supporters.”
“The guy is shot,” Trump said.