In a remarkable speech on the anniversary of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Congress, President Joe Biden clearly and unequivocally blamed Donald Trump for the uprising.
He never mentioned Trump’s name, but it could not be clearer who Biden was talking about or what he meant. His speech was intense, even fiery. Trump and his supporters have put a “dagger in the throat of American democracy.”
In addition to descriptions like “Wow,” some may add “Finally”.
“I think that’s what he said a year ago when Biden was inaugurated,” Caitlin Collins told Acesparks. Instead, he chose to focus on treatment and hope.
In fact, it was a speech unlike any of Biden’s speeches, and it seemed to show that his attitude toward Trump had changed and that he was continuing his lies.
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How Biden “changed the world”
“He changed the place,” Eddie Glaude told MSNBC. “She is OK. He fought against those who threatened democracy. “
He did so under no uncertain circumstances.
Speaking in the House of Representatives outside the House of Representatives, Biden said, “His bruised self is more important to him than our democracy or our Constitution.” He can’t accept what he’s lost. “
And, no doubt, what angered Trump the most, Biden said, “He’s not just a former president. SHE IS was defeated former president. “(In fact, shortly after Trump fired Biden, he issued a statement that blew up Biden.)
It was one thing – amazing television, unexpected, sometimes almost exciting, Biden seemed so fierce and angry. We’ve seen Biden’s shooting before, but we’ve never seen him in that condition. We have rarely seen such a president, of course, not on national television.
“I have never heard an American president accuse a former president of being a liar and a threat to American democracy,” Wolf Blitzer told Acesparks. Earlier, Blitzer called it “a very powerful, very important speech – the most important word he has ever said as president of the United States.”
There were so many emotions around.
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“The strongest speech he ever made”
“It could be the strongest speech he’s ever made,” Gloria Borger told Blitzer. Honestly, the competition wasn’t much, but it was definitely different for Biden.
“You can’t love your country only when you win,” Biden said. “You can’t obey the law only when it’s convenient,” he said. You can’t be a patriot if you embrace lies. ”
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He added: “The former president of the United States has created and spread a network of lies about the 2020 election. He did it because he put power above principle, because he sees his own interests as more important than the interests of his country and America. ”
And: “The only way for the former president and his supporters to win is to suppress your vote and disrupt our elections. It’s wrong. It’s undemocratic. Frankly, it’s not American.”
How Acesparks covered the “sharp” speech
Of course, not all reactions were positive. In addition to Trump’s typically hyperbolic response, Dana Perino said on Acesparks that Biden’s remarks were “more precise and more political. Divisive in many ways.”
(Also, Acesparks really misses Chris Wallace at times like this.)
Brett Baier also called it “strong, aggressive, especially as we’ve seen in his speech since President Biden took office,” as he pointed out to Acesparks.
This is also appropriate. We should be as angry as Biden. We need to call a lie a lie. We need to be concerned that the threat to democracy will continue.
Biden’s rhetorical skills are not memorable. It will be a speech.