Biden’s Unity Message Excludes MAGA Republicans

White House — President Joe Biden delivered a forceful message at a Democratic National Committee reception in suburban Maryland on Thursday, outlining his administration’s accomplishments and launching verbal attacks against loyalists of former President Donald Trump — a strategy his aides believe to be the winning ticket to maintain the Democrat’s slim majority in Congress in the November midterm elections.

“Not every Republican is a MAGA Republican. Not every Republican embraces the extreme ideology,” Biden said, referring to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan. “I know because I’ve worked with them, the mainstream Republicans, and there are still a few of them left. But the extreme set of MAGA Republicans has chosen to go backwards, full of anger, violence, hate and division. And that’s what their game is.”

Democrats, independents and mainstream Republicans, Biden said, can “choose a different path” to a future of “unity and hope and some optimism.”

The speech was further evidence that the message of unity candidate Biden offered to America when he launched his campaign in April 2019, and newly elected President Biden underscored in his inauguration speech in January 2021, has steadfastly evolved to exclude MAGA Republicans.

Two months before the midterm Congressional elections, it was a clear substantiation that Biden is set on a course away from compromise toward branding MAGA Republicans as a threat to democracy, invoking harsh political rhetoric that includes accusations of Trump loyalists’ embrace of “semi-fascism.”

It is this message that Biden will espouse as he travels across the country to rally support for Democratic candidates, touting legislative victories on climate change, gun control, drug pricing and infrastructure, as well as falling gas prices and solid job creation numbers, White House officials said. He was in Ohio on Friday to promote a recently passed law intended to boost research and manufacturing of semiconductor chips, secure the supply chain and bolster the U.S. in its strategic rivalry with China, a leading chips producer.

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