Peter Doocy requested Biden if he considers Trump supporters to be a menace to the nation, and Biden wrecked the Trump/Fox Information speaking level.
Video of President Biden:
Biden turns a Peter Doocy query round on him, “I do not think about any Trump supporter to be a menace to the nation,” he then lays out all the ways in which Republicans are threatening democracy. pic.twitter.com/kMQ32W0b0B
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) September 2, 2022
Transcript offered to PoliticusUSA by the White Home Pool Report:
Peter Doocy: Do you think about all Trump supporters to be a menace to the nation?
POTUS: Come on look guys … I don’t think about any Trump supporter to be a menace to the nation. I do suppose anybody who requires the usage of violence, fails to sentence violence when it’s used, refuses to acknowledge an election has been gained, insists upon altering the best way through which we rule and rely votes that could be a menace to democracy. Democracy.
All the pieces we stand for, all the things we stand for rests on the platform of democracy. Folks voted for Donald Trump and assist him now, they weren’t voting for attacking the Capitol. They weren’t voting for overruling an election. They had been voting for a philosophy he put ahead. So I’m not speaking about something aside from, it’s inappropriate — and it isn’t solely taking place right here however different elements of the world — a failure to acknowledge and condemn violence each time it’s used for these functions. Failure to sentence an try to govern electoral outcomes. Failure to acknowledge when elections are gained or misplaced.
The President made an vital distinction between Trump, elected Republicans, and the individuals who vote for them. Biden was right. Folks didn’t vote for Donald Trump as a result of they needed the Capitol to be attacked or categorized paperwork to be stolen. Folks didn’t vote for Donald Trump as a result of they needed democracy destroyed.
Tens of tens of millions didn’t vote for Trump as a result of they thought that the election was “rigged.”
Ever because the categorized paperwork story broke Trump, Fox Information, some elected Republicans, and conservative media have gone into overdrive trying to personalize Trump’s conduct as a menace to the Republican base.
The latest effort is to say that Biden thinks Trump supporters are a menace to America. It isn’t true, and Peter Doocy’s query gave the President the chance to strongly rebuke the misinformation that’s being unfold by the correct.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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