President Joe Biden will continue his assault on the Ultra-MAGA crowd (almost half of America’s voters) Thursday in a prime-time, network televised speech that will focus on how America’s “rights and freedoms are still under attack.” They are–by Biden himself. NBC News spoke with a White House insider:
The president will lay out how America’s standing in the world and its democracy are at stake, the official said. Biden will highlight what he sees as progress over the past two years to protect our democracy, but note that rights and freedoms remain at risk.
“He will make clear who is fighting for those rights, fighting for those freedoms, and fighting for our democracy,” the official said.
Biden’s inaugural address focused on the theme of unity, but his rhetoric recently has been anything but unifying. As we reported, Joe’s Twitter account has been more “punchy” recently and a new hire named Megan Coyne may be behind the change in tone. Here’s Biden’s unifying message for Tuesday:
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The closest thing to a call to violence that I’ve seen lately is the president tweeting, “we cannot allow an out-of-control Supreme Court and Republican elected officials push an extreme agenda that takes away freedoms and personal autonomy.” How exactly do you propose we stop the justices from ruling?
Meanwhile, RedState’s Nick Arama reported that Biden’s speech in Pennsylvania Tuesday was full of confusion and outright falsehoods about January 6 and Republicans. Arama also wrote about how Joe’s rhetoric has been getting even more “divisive and dangerous” as of late:
Biden isn’t just leaving this to…[Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre] to say, he intends to follow up on this during a speech on Thursday in a prime-time address. He intends to say himself that MAGA is a threat to the rule of law. He’s going to tell Americans that democracy and their rights are “under attack.”
Thursday’s speech will take place at the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. Election Central editor-in-chief Nate Ashworth wrote his prediction for what to expect:
This Thursday, Biden is set to give a primetime address on the “soul of the nation,” a speech likely to be heavy with emotion and light on facts or policy. It’s a plea similar to past speeches where the Uniter-in-Chief accuses half the population of wanting to “destroy the country” but then asks for everyone to come together and, um, vote for Democrats.
All of this follows the unprecedented FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s private residence at Mar-a-Lago, a raid which the Justice Department still hasn’t provided worthwhile justification for yet. Anyhow, President Biden’s Thursday speech should be a snooze fest.
Republican National Committee spokeswoman Emma Vaughn also isn’t looking forward to it, saying in a statement to NBC: “Biden has pitted neighbors against each other, labeled half of Americans as fascist, and tarnished any idea of his promise of ‘unity.’ Families are left with a recession, high gas prices, and a nation on the wrong track.”
Democrats like Biden keep accusing their opponents of inciting violence, yet it seems that every other word they utter is “fight.” Count on Joe to continue his verbal assault on all those who didn’t vote for him and to continue to divide the country. The only surprise will be how many inevitable gaffes he makes.