In his reelection campaign against Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee, President Joe Biden has warned the United States must withstand new tests to its democracy in a rambling, bombastic speech delivered on Thursday in Arizona.
Since threats to election integrity have affected the American system, safeguarding democracy has been a central theme of Biden’s campaign. To paraphrase Biden, “democracy is on the ballot.” This struck an odd chord since many Americans believe the left has perfected a cheating apparatus to win elections.
There were frequent gaffes, as usual; one in particular was calling “J6” “June 6.”
Also, Biden tried to recite the quote- “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that their Creator endows them with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” -but it was a tragic mess. Ultimately, Biden’s speech ended as they all do, with him disoriented and shuffling off the stage.
The reelection campaign for President Biden also blasted Trump’s address in Michigan, calling it “incoherent” and claiming that workers are not buying into Trump’s attempts to court them.
Trump’s statement in Michigan slammed the White House on policy toward China and EVs and suggested that workers are not doing as well under the Biden administration.
In 2016, Trump carried Michigan, but in 2020, Joe Biden won the state. The Biden team responded to Trump’s attacks by saying the former president created fewer jobs and exported them abroad. During most of Trump’s term, unemployment declined but spiked during the pandemic lockdowns.
The campaign also distributed news articles regarding the Trump administration’s tax cuts for the wealthy and the failure of businesses in the Midwest to keep their jobs from being outsourced. On Tuesday, President Biden became the first sitting president to join a labor union picket line. Workers were on strike because of the administration’s emphasis on EVs, a strategy that Trump regularly criticized Biden for. The UAW has not yet endorsed Biden in 2024 because of these worries.