(ConservativeSense.com) – Joe Biden has increased his attacks on Donald Trump and, during a recent speech, described him as “despicable.” Speaking in Pennsylvania, the President said whether democracy is still America’s “sacred cause” is the most urgent question of our time. “The choice is clear: Donald Trump’s campaign is about him. Not America, not you,” he added.
In a rare lengthy verbal assault on his probable opponent for the November elections, Biden said Trump’s behavior on January 6 was one of the worst “derelictions of duty” by a President in US history and referred to the former President as the “election denier in chief.”
The Biden campaign has made defending democracy central to its message for 2024, and the President spoke of past US leaders who had all willingly handed over power when the time came. In his speech, he also noted that Republicans who distanced themselves from Trump after January 6 have now reembraced him, and that 34% of GOP voters believe the FBI orchestrated the Capitol Hill riots.
A Washington Post-University of Maryland poll found that high numbers of Republican supporters believe January 6 was deliberately organized to demonize Trump and his voters. This includes 44% who voted for the former President in 2020. Officials in the FBI strongly deny these claims, and Director Christopher Wray called them ludicrous and “a disservice to our brave, hardworking, dedicated men and women.”
It is not only Republicans, however, who think the FBI had a role in the day’s events; 30% of independents believe the same, as well as 13% of Democrats.
Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy firm, said in January that the US Presidential election poses the most significant political risk to the world in 2024, regardless of the winner. “The United States is already the world’s most divided and dysfunctional advanced industrial democracy. The 2024 election will exacerbate this problem no matter who wins,” it said. The group also described the election as a “coin toss.”
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