In a Prime-Time address on Thursday, President Joe Biden took a direct hit against former President Donald Trump, saying that the “extreme ideology” of Trump and his adherents “threatens the very foundation of our republic.”
Speaking at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, Biden unleashed the trappings of the presidency in a powerful and sweeping indictment of Trump and what he said has become the dominant strain of the opposition party.
“Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal,” he said before an audience of hundreds, raising his voice over pro-Trump hecklers outside the building.
He said he wasn’t condemning the 74 million people who voted for Trump in 2020, but added, “There’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans.”
This has by far been the very first time that Biden has changed course in taking a lambasting stand against his opponent, as opposed to his rather subdued hints against the former President.
This address has come two months before Americans head to the polls for the midterm elections that Biden calls a crossroads for the nation.