Biden launches a fierce attack on Trump and the Republicans who follow him and assures that they “represent extremism that threatens the country”
Two months before the legislative elections, the president hardens his message in a speech to the nation in a clear electoral key
The president of United States, Joe Biden, he used to avoid mentioning his predecessor by name, even when he was denouncing or harshly criticizing him, from his attacks on the integrity of the election to his role in inciting the storming of the Capitol. Not anymore. This Thursday, in a speech to the country From the gates of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed, Biden has assured that “the iequality and democracy are under attack” and launched a Direct and fierce attack on Donald Trump and the Republicans who remain under his leadership. “They represent a extremism that threat the foundations of the republic & rdquor ;, Biden has said, who has come to call them agents “of the chaos”.
Although the Democrat has marked differences between moderate and extremist Republicans, he has assured that “there is no doubt that the Republican Party today is dominated, led and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans”, referring to the acronym in English for the Trump slogan Make America Great Again. “That represents a threat to this country”, he also said, before recalling that “history tells us that the blind loyalty to a single leader and willingness to participate in political violence It is fatal for democracy & rdquor ;.
Elections and violence
Biden has made a devastating review of the actions of trumpism, denouncing the theories conspiratorial and the baseless accusations of electoral fraud and assuring that the extremists “do not respect the Constitution, do not believe in the rule of law, do not recognize the will of the people and they refuse to accept the results of free elections”. And with a sharp dart she has remembered: “You can’t love this country only when you win”.
He has also forcefully denounced the calls to the political violence; the threats to public workers and judges, which have been extended to the FBI after the search of Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago, or the defense as “patriots & rdquor; by the trumpism of those who stormed the capitol (a message that comes a few hours after Trump said Thursday on conservative radio that if he runs in 2024 and wins he will offer “a full pardon and a government apology” to those convicted of the assault, to whom he has also assured that he is giving financial support).
Biden’s intervention was organized as an “address to the nation & rdquor; in which, according to the White House, the president was going to talk about the threats facing democracy and resumed his message of “the fight for the soul of the nation & rdquor;. Two months before the legislative elections on November 8, however, it was unavoidable not to make a electoral reading.
The speech, that the three generalist televisions in open they have decided do not broadcast live, has had that clear campaign component. And the president has also reviewed the legislative achievements of his mandate, from the Inflation Reduction Act to the first regulation in decades of gun control or the aid approved for veterans.
Those achievements are one of the factors that have contributed to improve some battered approval ratings of Biden. They are also one of the elements that have contributed to raising the Democrat optimism ahead of the elections. Because if control of Congress was considered lost a few months ago, now there are hope of being able to keep the Senate and, perhaps, even the House of Representatives.
The two messages move Biden and the Democrats in a politically tricky balancebut it is clear that the president and his advisers believe that the rejection of Trump and the Republican Party that follows him can mobilize voters, as happened in the 2020 presidential elections.
What Biden has not done is speak directly about an issue that is also mobilizing many voters: the Supreme Court’s repeal of the constitutional right to abortion. But he has denounced the conservative movement, assuring that “the MAGA forces are determined to carry out this country backwardsto a USA where there is no right to chooseThere is not right to privacythere is no right to contraceptivesthere is no right to marry who you love & rdquor ;.