President Trump late Sunday said the “gloves are off” as he derided Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden as unfit for the presidency, too soft on anti-police protesters and inconsistent on fracking and other issues.
“He would surrender your country to the mob, you know that,” he said at Xtreme Manufacturing in Henderson, Nevada. “I’ll always stand with the heroes of law enforcement.”
He said flag-burners should go to jail for one year and that cop-killers should receive the ultimate punishment as authorities search for the assailant who ambushed two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies. The officers remain hospitalized.
“If you murder a police officer, you should receive the death penalty,” Mr. Trump told cheering supporters.
He reissued his complaint that Mr. Biden and others in the Obama administration spied on his campaign, sparking chants of “Lock him up,” and said supporters need him in office, eliciting cheers of “We love you.”
He also took aim at Mr. Biden’s running mate,