The president has reversed his condemnation of Trump supporters, one day after he had called them an “extremist threat” to America.
US President Joe Biden has apparently made a 180-degree turn on the alleged dangers posed by Donald Trump supporters, saying he doesn’t consider his predecessor’s backers to be a threat to America.
“I don’t consider any Trump supporter to be a threat to the country,” Biden told reporters on Friday at the White House. “I do think anyone who calls for the use of violence, fails to condemn violence when it’s used, refuses to acknowledge an election has been won, insists upon changing the way in which the rule you count votes, that is a threat to democracy.”
The comment was a far cry from the political rhetoric that Biden has used in recent days, including a scathing speech he gave on Thursday night at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. He claimed that “MAGA forces” – referring to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan – are an existential threat to American democracy.
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BIDEN TODAY: "I don't consider any Trump supporter to be a threat."
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“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,”Biden made the remarks during his speech. Biden added, ” Twitter postThat “Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans are a threat to the very soul of this country.”
Biden modified that message significantly on Friday. He stated that he only meant those who do not condemn political violence and manipulate electoral results.
“When people voted for Donald Trump and support him now, they weren’t voting for attacking the Capitol,” Biden said. “They weren’t voting for overruling an election. They were voting for a philosophy he put forward.”
However, just last week, Biden likened Trump’s “MAGA philosophy”You can find more information here “semi-fascism.” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre essentially confirmed the president’s view when challenged on his controversial attack, saying Biden is “never going to shy away from calling out what he sees.”
Biden is apparently trying to stoke fear of pro-Trump Republicans as this November’s midterm congressional elections approach. This strategy is possible to be dangerous, considering past criticisms of large voting blocs. For instance, Hillary Clinton may have helped energize her opponent’s supporters when she said during the 2016 presidential election that half of Trump backers belong in “the basket of deplorables.”
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In the 2020 election, more than 7 million Americans supported then-President Trump. Yahoo/YouGov polls found 54% of Republicans, and 62% of GOP-leaning unis prefer Trump for the Republican nomination in 2024. Only 32% of Democrats prefer Biden as their 2024 presidential candidate.