As America’s position in the world continues to deteriorate, President Joe Biden decided to go on a bizarre rant about Republicans, particularly MAGA Republicans, indicating that he thinks that Trump’s hold on the average voter is connected to political violence and mocking Jim Jordan for his Speaker of the House defeat.
The comments came on Friday evening, when President Biden spoke at a campaign reception in the home of Dr. Claire Lucas & Judy Dlugacz. The two are a DC-area couple who are funding and supporting Biden’s 2024 election effort.
During his speech, Biden said, “And, you know, we need every Americ- — you know, Donald Trump talks about — he tells his supporters, he says, ‘I am your retribution.’ This is what he says. He means it. He said, “We’re a failing nation. Either we — either they win…’ — meaning me — (laughter) — ‘… or we win. If they win, we no longer have a country.‘”
Continuing to attack Trump and compare him to North Korea, Biden said, “He goes on to talk about how he has great respect for Putin, how he’s a real leader, how Hama- — I mean the things he says, the pr- — the worst part is he basically means. If you notice all — who are his friends? All the strongmen. All the — you know, you have North Korea. You have — anyway, I won’t go through it. But, look, here’s the deal. You know, what’s at stake is literally American democracy, in my view. I know when I made that speech in 2020 in Independence Hall, people thought it was hyperbole. Everybody thought that except the American people. People are worried about — worried about our democracy.”
He next claimed that Trump and the Republicans are trying to take rights away from “LGBTQ” people, saying, “Look what they’re trying to do. All the basics rights we’ve taken for granted for a long time, what do they want to deal with? They want to take it away. They want to take it away, whether it’s to change the court system, whether it’s to move in a way to deal with LGBTQ legislation, whether it’s about the right to vote, just — whether it’s about the right to choose. Think about all the individual things that are frontal attacks. But that other piece of good news: This is not your father’s Republican Party. This is a different deal. These MAGA Republicans make about 30 percent of that party, and now you saw the — the significant gentleman from Ohio, he just got his rear end kicked by —”
That’s when Biden got into mocking Jim Jordan for his Speaker of the House defeat, saying, “Third — well, beyond that’s the last time, because here’s the deal: We have to understand that violence in American politics is never, never, never, never acceptable. Never acceptable. But guess what? He lost the third time in the vote, then they had a secret ballot when they got back in the caucus. And I think it was something like 140 people voted against him. Because you know why they didn’t publicly? Intimidated. Intimidated.”
He then went back to fearmongering about Trump and Trump supporters, saying, “And I’ve had serious people talk to me about how they worry about death threats with their positions. I mean, this is — this is the United States of America. We’re so much better than that. And, I guess, what I was to say to you is, you know, in 2024, not because of me, but because of — if Donald Trump is the nominee, if we win in 2024, we’ll be an extended generation to say we saved democracy, in a way.”
Trump, for his part, obliterated Joe Biden in a Saturday Truth Social post, saying, “We are heading to World War III because of grossly incompetent leadership, headed by a President that doesn’t have a clue, although he did have the sense to just join TRUTH, the real VOICE OF AMERICA. Congratulations Joe, at least, on that!”
In another post, Trump quoted Congressman Michael Waltz as saying, “The entire world needs to see strength, needs to see clarity, people need to understand what ‘decision’ is, we need a Commander In Chief whose number one job is to keep us safe. This is why we can’t get to November, 2024, fast enough. We need to get President Trump back in. This wouldn’t be happening in the first place if he were there. With certainty we would would know where he stands, and where America stands.”
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