We’re witnessing what will go down in history as the most divisive political speech ever given by a sitting president.
On Thursday, Joe Biden addressed the nation in primetime to discuss the “Continued Battle for the Soul of the Nation,” according to the White House. What really happened was much, much worse.
Donald Trump, his allies in Congress, and their supporters were maliciously attacked, maligned, and identified as the leading enemy of American democracy. Biden claimed that MAGA forces, led by Former President Trump, are determined to take the country backward.
The speech broke with White House tradition in many ways. Firstly, the aforementioned divisive political nature of Biden’s speech was alarming to say the least. Additionally, the backdrop of Biden’s address, with the glowing red light and armed Marines behind him, served as a hellish reminder to 50% of America that Democrats will stop at nothing to take down Trump and his movement.
You can watch Biden’s entire speech below:
Needless to say, Biden’s speech created a significant buzz online. The divisive and inflammatory nature of his address was contradicted by Biden himself who claimed: “Empathy was the fuel of democracy.”
Standing in front of a hellish red background Biden called half the country, the MAGA Republicans "threats" & "clear and present dangers"
Then he says, “empathy is the fuel of democracy-the willingness to see each other not as enemies but as fellow Americans…”!!!
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) September 2, 2022
The White House was not subtle and created a cartoonishly dramatic backdrop for Biden to deliver his address. The hellish, dystopian landscape of Biden’s surroundings only heightened his inflammatory and dangerous rhetoric against “MAGA Republicans,” who he claims are the greatest threats to American democracy.
This blood red setting and negative complaining about political opponents means one thing – Joe Biden is really nervous that Donald Trump is going to run again.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) September 2, 2022
Popular conservative commentator Ben Shapiro called the speech “truly shameful.”
That was the most demagogic, outrageous, and divisive speech I have ever seen from an American president. Joe Biden essentially declared all those who oppose him and his agenda enemies of the republic. Truly shameful. pic.twitter.com/ZcJX2BbZlt
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 2, 2022
Meanwhile, while Biden was busy inciting hatred against 50% of the country, he failed to mention the single most important issue to nearly every voter in America.
Oh my… Joe Biden speaks with the military in the background and red lighting.
So far he hasn’t mentioned 40-yr-high inflation — the top midterm issue for voters. pic.twitter.com/rp1NIrnDWc
— Wendell Husebø (@WendellHusebo) September 2, 2022
Many social media users commented on the use of armed Marines as props for Biden’s speech.
There’s nothing unusual or wrong with a President delivering a political speech — it’s inherent in the job description — but doing it against a backdrop of two Marines standing at attention and the Marine Band is a break with White House traditions. pic.twitter.com/s3TSYHtkcA
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) September 2, 2022
And it wouldn’t be a Biden appearance unless a group of patriots came to heckle him. While issuing threats against MAGA Republicans in an attempt to spur a civil war, hecklers drowned out the failing president’s words with “Let’s Go Brandon” chants.
Hecklers chant “Let’s Go Brandon” during Biden’s Soul of the Nation speech.
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 2, 2022
Trump responded to Biden’s speech on Truth Social, first sharing side-by-side images of Biden delivering his speech and Trump embracing and kissing an American flag, and then posting a statement on the address.
“If you look at the words and meaning of the awkward and angry Biden speech tonight, he threatened America, including with the possible use of military force. He must be insane, or suffering from late stage dementia!” Trump said.
President Trump responds to Joe Biden’s satanic, anti-American speech: pic.twitter.com/HS4WND2mAW
— Alex Bruesewitz 🇺🇸 (@alexbruesewitz) September 2, 2022
Let Biden’s speech serve as a reminder that Democrats will stop at nothing until the last remaining drop of Trump’s influence is destroyed.
Author: Robert Bogart