Former US president Donald Trump spoke at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to promote two Republican candidates, Dr Mehmet Oz, who is running for the US Senate, and state Senator Doug Mastriano who is in the race to become the state’s next governor.

However, Trump took up most of the speech getting back at current president Joe Biden, who attacked both Trump and MAGA Republicans in his primetime speech at Independence Hall, Philadelphia. 

“As you know, this week, Joe Biden came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to give the most vicious, hateful, and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president. Vilifying 75 million citizens, plus another probably 75 million to 150 million, if we want to be accurate about it, as threats to democracy and enemies of the state” the 45th President of the United States said, adding, “You are all enemies of the state. He is an enemy of the state if you want to know the truth. The enemy of the state is him and the groups that control him, circling around him do this, do that, Joe. I think Philadelphia was a great choice to make the speech of hatred and anger. His speech was hatred and anger.”

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Trump then continued, “By the way, the next morning, he forgot what he said. You saw.” 

Biden, in his speech, had said “Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal. Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens our very republic. MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution”. 

However, in a later interview, the 79-year-old claimed that he did not consider any Trump supporter to be a threat. 

Biden has repeatedly explained that his issue is with MAGA Republicans and not all of the opposition party. During his speech, the POTUS even appealed to the opposite camp to reduce the influence of MAGA Republicans within the party. 

The Democrat continued that those who voted for Trump in 2020 weren’t voting to storm the Capitol or overturn the election, but were taken in by the “philosophy” Trump put forth. 

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“So, I am not talking about anything other than, it is inappropriate — and it’s not only happened here, but other parts of the world — where there’s a failure to recognize and condemn violence whenever it’s used for political purposes”, he said, adding, “Failure to condemn the attempt to manipulate electoral outcomes. Failure to acknowledge when an election has been won or lost.” 

The president clarified his stance further, saying “There’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the ‘MAGA Republicans,’ and that is a threat to this country”. 

What Trump labelled forgetfulness in today’s speech, was actually Biden’s fine distinction in launching an attack on the MAGA brigade while noting that not all Trump supporters are a threat to the US.