According to Biden, the demonstrators on January 6th were “enraged” and “held a knife at the throat of America and American democracy.”
“They didn’t come here because of patriotism or principle,” argues Biden. “I’m not in America’s service.” Rather, in the service of one guy,” as Trump is referred to.
Biden also praised the United States Congress for finishing the work of verifying the 2020 election results and upholding their pledge to “protect the constitution, against all adversaries foreign and domestic.”
Biden goes on to suggest that the US is at a “inflection moment” in a struggle between democracy and “autocracy,” a phrase that he used throughout his first campaign against Trump. Trump claims to represent a “autocratic strongman” who rules America.
Biden continued his harsh criticism of Trump, claiming that he is the first US president to refuse to respect the election results and the will of the American people.
Biden describes Donald Trump as “not just a former president” “He’s a defeated former president, defeated by a margin of over seven million of your votes in a free and fair election.” “There’s simply zero proof the election results are inaccurate,” he adds.
He also wonders how Republicans who were elected or re-elected on the same ballot as Trump can claim the election was rigged. The 2020 election, according to President Biden, will be the “biggest demonstration of democracy” in American history.
Despite the risk of a Covid-19 pandemic, he claims that 150 million Americans flocked to the polls to vote.
Former President Trump’s efforts to spread “the Big Lie” about the election’s outcome, which he labelled “wrong” and “un-American,” were also noted by Biden.
“The truth is that no election…in American history has been more closely scrutinised or counted,” he stated. President Biden believes the country needs to be clear about what is and isn’t true. “Here’s the truth: the former president has created a web of lies about the 2020 election,” he says.
Biden chastises Trump for putting “power over principle” and “his bruised ego” over the US Constitution. He also criticizes the Republican Party, claiming that “they seem to no longer want to be the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan and the Bushes”.