Image of Joe Biden tied up posted by Trump sparks outrage

The campaign team of US President Joe Biden on Saturday accused Donald Trump of inciting “political violence” after the Republican published a video showing an image of the Democrat tied up.

“This image of Donald Trump is the kind of bullshit you post when you call for a butchery,” a spokesperson for Joe Biden’s campaign blasted in a statement on Saturday, referring to recent comments by the Republican.

“Trump regularly incites political violence and it is time for people to take him seriously,” added the spokesperson, recalling that Mr. Trump’s first term ended with an assault on the Capitol by hundreds of his supporters.

The former president published a video on his Truth Social network on Friday showing two cars driving, decorated with several flags and stickers supporting Donald Trump.

On the trunk of the second vehicle, a pickup, an image appears showing Joe Biden tied hands and feet.

A publication condemned by the Democrat’s team, which sees it as a new example of the increasingly violent rhetoric of the candidate in the November presidential election.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump, who have already faced each other at the polls in 2020, are assured of winning the nomination of their respective parties for this election this summer.

Donald Trump’s campaign team has brushed aside the accusations.

Democrats “have not only called for despicable violence against President Trump and his family. They are weaponizing the justice system against him,” said his spokesperson Steven Cheung, referring to the legal cases in which the Republican is being prosecuted.

Known for his provocative language, Donald Trump has increased his untimely statements and invectives in recent months.

He claimed that the American economy would be “a butchery” if he was not re-elected, accused migrants of “poisoning the blood” of the country, and promised to “eradicate communists, Marxists, fascists and the thugs of the radical left”, calling them “vermin” – comments which caused astonishment among his opponents.

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