Democrat President Joe Biden demonized millions of Americans during a primetime speech Thursday evening where he claimed that he wanted the country to unite.
Biden repeatedly had to clear his throat and coughed throughout the speech as he claimed that people who challenged the results of the 2020 presidential election were “extremists.”
“Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal,” Biden said. “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”
“There’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. And that is a threat to this country,” Biden claimed. “MAGA Republicans have made their choice. They embrace anger. They thrive on chaos. They live not in the light of truth, but in the shadow of lies. Together, we can choose a different path.”
Biden claimed that he was not talking about “every Republican,” claiming that his issue was with “MAGA-Republicans,” or those who support the former president. While Trump’s approval rating among Republicans has softened since he left office (pre-FBI raid) and many prefer a different candidate for the 2024 election, Trump did at one-point hit a 90% approval rating with Republican voters. Biden’s approval with Republican voters has largely hovered in the single digits.
Biden’s dark and divisive speech followed remarks made by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Thursday afternoon in which she claimed that those who do not share the view of the majority are “extreme.”
Jean-Pierre made the remarks in reference to Biden’s speech in Philadelphia on Thursday evening, claiming that the speech was “not a political speech.”
“And, again, we see a majority of Americans who disagree. And so when you are not with where the majority of Americans are, then, you know, that is extreme,” she claimed. “That is an extreme way of thinking.”
Biden ignored the numerous crises that have erupted under his watch — historic gas prices, skyrocketing inflation, a historic flood of illegal aliens into the U.S., disastrous foreign policy decisions, and more — as he sought to portray his presidency as a success.
“America’s economy is faster, stronger than any other advanced nation in the world,” Biden claimed, despite the fact that the economy has sustained two consecutive negative quarters.
BIDEN: "America's economy is faster, stronger than any other advanced nation in the world."
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