Donald Trump has baselessly accused Joe Biden of threatening the US with ‘military force’ and ‘terminal dementia’ after the president called him and his supporters ‘MAGA Republicans’ for threatening democracy in a speech from Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation.
Giving a prime-time speech on Thursday ahead of November’s midterm elections, Mr Biden painted a picture of dark forces and ‘extreme ideology’ working to undermine the ‘foundations of our republic’ .
Targeting Mr. Trump and his GOP allies, Mr. Biden said the very values of “equality and democracy” on which the United States was founded in Philadelphia were now under threat from Mr. Trump and GOP allies. determined to undo hard-won rights. .
“We are doing ourselves a disservice to pretend otherwise,” Mr. Biden said. “Too much of what is happening in our country today is not normal.”
Speaking to Truth Social, his own social media network, Mr Trump railed against Mr Biden for warning Americans of Republican MAGA “extremism” and accused the Democrat of “suffering from dementia at the stadium. advanced” – a well-worn attack on his 2020 opponent.
“If you look at the words and meaning of Biden’s awkward and angry speech tonight, he threatened America, including with the possible use of military force,” Mr. Trump wrote, without any basis. “He must be crazy or have terminal dementia!” »
The one-term president also suggested that “Someone should explain to Joe Biden, slowly but passionately, that MAGA means, as powerfully as mere words can, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”, in reference to his 2016 election campaign slogan.
“If he doesn’t want to make America great again, which he doesn’t want through words, deeds and thoughts, then he definitely shouldn’t be representing the United States of America,” added Mr. Trump, who shared (or “re-truthed”) an image of himself stroking an American flagpole.
Mr Biden, whose popularity has started to rebound from a low of around 38% in July, was backed by the Democratic Party which passed a major spending bill, the Tax Cut Act. inflation, as well as Republican attacks on LGBT+ and abortion rights. and the growing unrest surrounding his potential 2024 opponent, Mr. Trump.
Previously referring to his predecessor as “the old guy”, he added during his speech that while not all Republicans were supporters of Mr Trump, those who were are “a threat to this country”. and too willing to accept violence as a political tool.
“It can never be an acceptable tool,” Biden said. “Democracy can’t survive when one side believes there are only two outcomes to an election – either they win or they’ve been cheated – and that’s where MAGA Republicans stand today. ”.
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