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Biden publicly called Trump and his followers a threat to democracy

Sep 29, 2023

During a speech in Arizona, U.S. President Joe Biden called former President Donald Trump and his associates from the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement a threat to democracy.

This was reported by CNN.

“There’s something dangerous happening in America now. There’s an extremist movement that does not share the basic beliefs of our democracy: The MAGA movement," Biden said.

He noted that the current Republican Party is being led and intimidated by MAGA extremists, and if their agenda is implemented, the institution of American democracy will "fundamentally alter".

Biden also commented on Trump's recent proposal to execute Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley for "treason", noting that the Republican silence in response to this comment was "deafening".

"Trump says the Constitution gave him the right to do whatever he wants as president. I’ve never heard presidents say that in jest," Biden said.

Summing up, he added that “democracies don’t have to die at the end of a rifle."

"They can die when people are silent when they fail to stand up," the US president explained.

It is worth noting that on the eve of the election race, the relationship between Biden and Trump has become particularly strained. The former president claims that all the court cases against him are "political reprisals", while Biden urges the public not to trust Trump in view of his alleged offenses.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 29/09/2023

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