Election 2020 live updates: Trump declines to condemn Rittenhouse, Biden says president has fomented violence

August 31, 2020 at 2:51 PM EDT

White House adds a Trump news conference

The White House has added a news conference to President Trump’s schedule Monday, given him a platform to seek to rebut what Joe Biden has to say in his event in Pittsburgh.

Biden was expected to argue that Trump can’t stop violence in U.S. cities, saying that he fomented it.

Trump is scheduled to face reporters at the White House at 5:30 p.m. It is his only public appearance on his schedule for the day.

In a tweet Monday afternoon, the president previewed the line of attack he will take against Biden in response to the former vice president’s Pittsburgh remarks.

“Just watched what Biden had to say. To me, he’s blaming the Police far more than he’s blaming the Rioters, Anarchists, Agitators, and Looters, which he could never blame or he would lose the Radical Left Bernie supports!” he tweeted.

By John Wagner and Felicia Sonmez

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