Biden Communications Director Tyler: Trump’s Bloodbath Comments ‘Endorsement of Political Violence’

Biden campaign communications director Michael Tyler said Sunday on MSNBC’s “Inside” that former President Donald Trump’s bloodbath comment was an “endorsement of political violence.”

Saturday, at a rally in Dayton, OH, Trump said, “If you’re listening, President Xi — and you and I are friends — but he understands the way I deal. Those big monster car manufacturing plants that you’re building in Mexico right now, and you think you’re going to get that, you’re going to not hire Americans, and you’re going to sell the cars as now we’re going to put a 100% tariff on every single car that comes across the line, and you’re not going to be able to sell those guys if I get elected. Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s going to be a bloodbath for the whole — That’s going to be the least of it. It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country.”

Anchor Jen Psaki said, “When you heard the full context and when you saw those comments at that rally, what did you hear?”

Tyler said, “What I heard was the same endorsement of political violence we have seen from Donald Trump for years, as you pointed out, and goes farther back. This is the same guy, after Nazis marched in Charlottesville, after they killed a woman, said there were fine people on both sides. This is the same guy who in 2020 told a white supremacists group, the Proud Boys to stand back and stand by. Now, every day on the stump he is championing and praising the insurrectionist will he encouraged to violently storm the Capitol in an attempt to overthrow our democracy.”

He added, “It is not simply one comment it exactly is who Donald Trump is and it is exactly the threat he poses to our democracy every day.”

Pence: Trump Calling January 6 Rioters Hostages Is ‘Unacceptable’

Former Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that former President Donald Trump calling imprisoned January 6 rioters hostages was “unacceptable.”

Saturday, at a rally in Ohio, Trump said, “You see this spirit from the hostages. And that’s what they are os hostages. They’ve been treated terribly and very unfairly, and you know that, and everybody knows that. And we’re going to be working on that soon. The first day we get into office, we’re going to save our country, and we’re going to work with the people to treat those unbelievable patriots. And they were unbelievable patriots.”

Pence said, “I think it’s very unfortunate at a time that there are American hostages being held in Gaza. That the president or any other leaders would refer to people that are moving through our justice system as hostages. And it’s just unacceptable.”

He added, “The assaults on police officers, ultimately an environment that claimed lives, is something that I think was tragic. And I’ll never diminish it.”

Anchor Margaret Brennan said, “I wonder what you think about Mr. Trump and whether the public needs to hear and see some of the evidence in regard to the federal charges related to his alleged role in January 6,” Brennan said. “Do you think that needs to happen before Election Day?”

Pence said, “At the end of the day, I think the American people know what happened on that day. And I’ve said, the people that ransacked the Capitol need to be held to the fullest account of the law. And I believe that they are. But the judgment about the president’s efforts that day, I think, can be left to the American people.”

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