In a strange case resembling Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, President Joe Biden said Friday that he didn’t consider Trump supporters a threat to democracy after saying Thursday night in a prime-time speech that he thought they were a threat.
Biden was pressed repeatedly by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy about whether he considered all Trump supporters a threat to democracy.
He responded, “You keep trying to make that case. I don’t consider any Trump supporters a threat to the country. I do think anyone who calls for the use of violence, refuses to acknowledge an election…changing the way you count votes, that is a threat to democracy.”
Threat to America
Doocy’s question was in response to remarks like the following from the Thursday night speech:
As I stand here tonight, equality and democracy are under assault. We do ourselves no favor to pretend otherwise. There’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. And that is a threat to this country.
Later in the speech, he called on Americans to “stop” MAGA Republicans and said they are “destroying American democracy.”
He followed up those comments by saying Trump and “MAGA Republicans” are “a threat to the very soul of this country” in a tweet after the speech.
Much of the speech went after Republicans for their views on election integrity, accusing them of trying to take people’s votes away and stop people from voting.
It’s a tired line when 80% of the country thinks we should have voter ID and there’s clear evidence candidates are abusing dropboxes and mail-in voting.
What was Biden trying to accomplish in this speech?
It was nothing more than a campaign ad for Democrats, bought and paid for by the mainstream media. The illegal and unconscionable use of the media continues.
And were Republicans given a chance to respond during the same bought and paid for time slot? Not a chance.