Trump Slams Biden’s Speech On January 6, Calls It A ‘Pathetic Fearmongering Campaign Event’
SIOUX CENTER, IOWA - JANUARY 05: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally on January 05, 2024 in Sioux Center, Iowa. Iowa Republicans will be the first to select their party's nomination for the 2024 presidential race when they go to caucus on January 15, 2024.
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Former President Donald Trump hit back at President Joe Biden after the president gave a speech looking back on the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot, and attacking Trump and his supporters.

Trump took the stage at a campaign event in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday night and responded to Biden’s event, which took place earlier in the day near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. In the president’s speech, Biden focused on the January 6 Capitol riot, celebrating the prosecution of hundreds of his chief political rival’s supporters while calling Trump a “loser.”

“Since that day, more than 1,200 people have been charged for their assault on the Capitol, and nearly 900 of them have been convicted or pled guilty. Collectively to date, they have been sentenced to more than 840 years in prison,” Biden said to the applause of the crowd.

“What’s Trump done? Instead of calling them criminals, he’s called these insurrectionists ‘patriots’ … and he promises to pardon them if he returns to office,” Biden added. “Trump said they’re was a lot of love on January 6. The rest of the nation, including law enforcement, saw a lot of hate and violence.”

Trump called Biden’s speech a “pathetic fearmongering campaign event,” adding, “Joe Biden’s record is an unbroken streak of weakness, incompetence, corruption and failure,” The Hill reported.

Following Biden’s Friday afternoon speech, Trump told Fox News that the president and his administration are the “true threat to democracy.”

“Joe Biden is the worst president in the history of the United States — he is incompetent, he is crooked, and in many respects, he is Benedict Arnold,” Trump said. “He is destroying our country like no one else has done before.”

The former president also fired back at Biden’s claim that Trump supported insurrectionists on January 6 and in the days following.


“The only insurrection is the insurrection that is taking place at our border where he is allowing millions of people from parts unknown to invade our country at a level far worse than even a military invasion,” Trump added.

Trump, the leading candidate in the Republican primary, faces multiple federal charges in a case related to January 6. In an indictment unsealed by special prosecutor Jack Smith, Trump is charged with conspiracy to violate civil rights, conspiracy to defraud the government, corrupt obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy to carry out such obstruction.

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