Donald Trump doubles down on warning of ‘bloodbath’ by criticizing Joe Biden’s management of the border

WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail on Tuesday and again used the violent imagery of a “bloodbath,” this time to describe crime and illegal border crossings.

“There has never been a border like this,” Trump said in criticizing President Joe Biden during a prepared speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan, just before an early evening rally in Green Bay , in Wisconsin.

Standing behind a sign reading “Stop Biden’s border bloodshed,” Trump noted that he had been criticized for using the term at a rally last month in Ohio. In this case, he used it to claim that the U.S. auto industry would suffer from current U.S. trade practices.

Donald Trump at a March rally in Dayton, Ohio

Trump continued to attack Biden’s handling of the southern border on Tuesday, including a tribute to Michigan resident Ruby Garcia, who was shot and killed last month. The accused killer was in the United States illegally.

“We are going to bring justice to Ruby,” Trump said in his speech, surrounded by local law enforcement.

Trump also spoke about Laken Riley, a nursing student in Georgia, on the campaign trail. She was killed earlier this year and the man arrested in connection with her death was also in the country illegally.

Democrats, including Biden campaign aides, have accused Trump of trying to take political advantage of a personal tragedy. They also noted that Trump acted personally to block bipartisan border legislation in Congress.

“Donald Trump once tried to overturn an election and promised a ‘bloodbath’ if he loses next November. Now Trump is doubling down, embracing political violence and making it clear to all who watch him that he is a threat to our democracy and our Constitution,” said Ammar Moussa, Biden campaign rapid response director. , in a press release.

Some Democrats have long argued that Trump’s rhetoric has led to violence in the past, including the January 6, 2021 insurrection and threats against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Asset…

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