Donald Trump accuses Roman Catholic Jike Biden of being ‘anti-God’. Joe Biden said that President was “determined to hold on to whatever is low for his political gain” as Mr. Trump strives to gain support in Ohio.
Donald Trump has accused Roman Catholic Joe Biden of being “against God” as he seeks to defeat voters in the state of Ohio.
The U.S. president told a small crowd at Cleveland airport on Thursday that his opposition, who is leading the way in voting for the Ohio presidential election, wants to “hurt God”.
“He followed the agenda on the left: take your guns, destroy your second amendment, no religion, nothing, hurt the Bible, hurt God,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Bitenen.
“He is against God.” A second amendment to the US constitution gives Americans the right to retain and bear arms.
Mr Trump did not say what he meant by his accusation but in a country where religion is considered the most important thing, it could strengthen the support of the president from a large bloc of the Christian Republic. Mr. Biden was the first Catholic president of the US during his time under Barack Obama, while John Kennedy became the first president and ended when he won the 1960s.
Mr Biden called the attack on his Republican counterpart a “disgrace” and said his faith had been “the foundation of life” in his life. “President Trump’s comments reveal more about him than they do about anyone else
“They have shown us a man who likes to follow anything low for political gain, and a man whose actions are totally inconsistent with the values and doctrines he claims to believe in.”
More than three-quarters of Americans believe in Christianity or any other religion, according to the Pew Research Center.
Joe Biden’s son, Beau, who carried the bible in a family that opposed the president, died in 2015
Mr. Biden has been talking about the role his faith has played in his life, especially in times of disaster such as the loss of his wife and first daughter in a car accident and his son, Beau, from cancer.
He always wears his son’s rosary at the end of his seat and has previously said that Catholicism gives him “some reason to hope and purpose”.
Mr. Trump rarely talks about his Presbyterian faith and rarely attends church, but he works closely with Christians in the church and lays out the reasons for preventing abortion at the top of his policy agenda, as well as maintaining gun ownership.
Gun ownership is a sensitive issue in the US, with Mr Billen saying he would want to ban assault weapons and bulletproof magazines, people with arms can sell them voluntarily and extend back checks.
After a school shooting in 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 12 children died, Mr. Benzen emphasized other restrictions on gun ownership but did not ask for firearms.
Last year, Donald Trump said he would promote reforms in police law after the mass shootings, and had spoken to Congress about the site inspection, but said he was “very quiet” during the November presidential election.