Trump Attacks Biden: ‘Incredibly Incompetent and a Threat to Democracy’
Biden Attacks Trump in Speech Marking 3rd Anniversary of Capitol Riot
“He tried to hold onto his power by sacrificing our democracy”
Trump retaliates with personal attacks on Biden
Former U.S. President Donald Trump criticized current President Joe Biden who attacked him in his speech marking the third anniversary of the Capitol riot calling him “an incompetent president who could pose a threat to democracy.”
According to The New York Times (NYT) on the 6th (local time), former President Trump made these remarks at a rally held in Newton, Iowa.
The day before, President Biden held a special speech to mark the third anniversary of the incident on January 6, 2021, when Trump supporters rioted in the U.S. Congress to overturn the presidential election results. He stated “Trump’s campaign is not about America or you, but about himself,” and “Trump’s campaign is stuck in the past, not the future. He is trying to sacrifice our democracy to place himself in power.”
On the same day, former President Trump rebutted President Biden’s remarks as “pathetic fear-mongering.” He argued, “Biden is weaponizing the government to claim that I am a threat to democracy,” and “he is attacking political opponents by mobilizing federal law enforcement agencies without any evidence.”
Trump did not hesitate to make personal attacks on President Biden. Former President Trump mimicked Biden’s speech saying, “He was stuttering all the time and couldn’t read the words.” The Washington Post (WP) pointed out this, “Biden did not stutter once in his speech,” and “the remark reveals Trump’s behavior as a politician so far.”
Meanwhile, the Colorado Supreme Court excluded Trump from the state’s primary election, viewing the incident where his supporters rioted in the U.S. Congress on January 6, 2021, as a rebellion. In response, former President Trump has appealed to the Supreme Court and requested a hearing.
The Supreme Court decided to accept Trump’s request the day before. Oral arguments are scheduled for the 8th of next month. Experts believe that the Supreme Court is likely to decide before ‘Super Tuesday’ on March 5, when the most electors are selected in many states, including Colorado.
By, Ah Hyun Jeon