US election 2020: Joe Biden has come out fighting as he asked Americans if they wanted the “toxin” that is Donald Trump to continue leading the nation.
The Democratic presidential nominee, speaking in a rare public appearance away from his hometown, criticised the president for his handling of the pandemic, police shootings, protests and job losses.
Speaking in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr Biden said: “The incumbent president is incapable of telling us the truth, incapable of facing the facts, incapable of healing.
“He doesn’t want to shed light, he wants to generate heat. And he’s stoking violence in our cities.
“Ask yourself, do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really? I want a safe America, safe from COVID.
“Safe from crime and looting. Safe from racially motivated violence. Safe from bad cops. Let me be crystal clear, safe from four more years of Donald Trump.”
He told voters that he is “in this campaign for you” and that he does “not think about myself” – unlike Mr Trump, he said.