According to Breitbart News, the White House of President Joe Biden just admitted that the president used two U.S. Marines as props for the highly-divisive anti-MAGA speech that he delivered on Thursday.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made the admission during a press briefing on Friday.
“The president gave an important speech last night, a critical speech at an inflection point, and you know, our democracy, our values, are, are values that … our men and women who protect us every day and fight for it every day believe in as well,” Jean-Pierre said.
She continued, “the presence of the Marines at the speech was intended to demonstrate the deep and abiding respect the president has for these service members, to these ideals, and the unique role our independent military plays in defending our democracy no matter which party is in power.”
It was on Thursday that Biden made the highly-divisive speech, targeting former President Donald Trump and pro-Trump Republicans.
“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic,” Biden said. “MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution. They do not believe in the rule of the law. They do not recognize the will of the people. They refuse to accept the results of a free election.”
Two uniformed U.S. Marines followed Biden up to the podium before the speech, and, during the speech, those Marines were positioned directly behind Biden.
The message Biden and his people were trying to deliver by involving these Marines in the event was clear, as Jean-Pierre admitted a day later.
Biden and his administration have been facing a backlash for his high-divisive rhetoric and involving U.S. Marines in the whole affair.
CNN’s Brianna Keilar, for example, tweeted:
Whatever you think of this speech the military is supposed to be apolitical. Positioning Marines in uniform behind President Biden for a political speech flies in the face of that. It’s wrong when Democrats do it. It’s wrong with Republicans do it.
Biden has not specifically responded to this criticism. Biden, though, has responded to the criticism that he has received for attacking Trump supporters.
“I don’t consider any Trump supporter to be a threat to the country,” Biden claimed Friday.