For months on end, reluctant 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden attempted to convince the country that he was going to be a “uniter” and a “healer” for our deeply divided nation.
In fact, Biden spent an inordinate amount of time on the campaign trail dropping corny, canned lines about being “a president for all Americans, not just the ones who voted for [him]”.
But, as with almost all Democratic promises, Biden’s benevolence fell to the wayside as soon as he was elected, and his egregious politicking has turned ever more vitriolic in recent days.
This week, the President went too far, and he’s paying the PR price for it.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) on Sunday demanded an apology from Joe Biden after the president criticized a wing of the Republican Party for embracing authoritarianism.
“The fact that the president would go out and just insult half of America [and] effectively call half of America semi-fascist,” Sununu said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He’s trying to stir up controversy. He’s trying to stir up this anti-Republican sentiment right before the election. It’s horribly inappropriate.”
What exactly did Biden say?
Biden, speaking at a Democratic fundraiser in Maryland last week, called out “extreme” Republicans that ascribe to what he called the “ultra MAGA agenda,” referring to former President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” mantra.
“What we’re seeing now, is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy,” Biden said. “It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the ― I’m going to say something, it’s like semi-fascism.”
As of this writing, Biden has yet to apologize for the un-American nature of his comment.