After Joe Biden’s offensive statements, it’s up to Donald Trump to launch his salvos in an increasingly tense climate. The former US president responded on Saturday, September 3 to the current tenant of the White House – who had portrayed him as a threat to democracy – treating him as“enemy of the state”.
Donald Trump traveled to Wilkes-Barre, a town near Scranton, the hometown of Joe Biden, to support Republican candidates in the upcoming November 8 midterm election, including Mehmet Oz, a doctor who has become a star. of the small screen.
But in this state of Pennsylvania, which will be pivotal in the battle for control of the two chambers, his rival had preceded him this week and attacked him with rare virulence, accusing him of representing, with “The” MAGA Republicans “ [pour « Make America Great Again », rendre à l’Amérique sa grandeur] an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic “. In Philadelphia, the cradle of the United States, Joe Biden had even asked for the rescue “Soul of America”chastising those who “Not to respect the Constitution”, “I don’t believe in the rule of law”, “Do not recognize the will of the people”.
Accents of the presidential campaign
” And he [Joe Biden], enemy of the state “Donald Trump responded, denouncing “The most ferocious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president”. “His words were just hate and anger”he insisted, in unison with his supporters.
Thus, in the midst of red or blue signs asking “save america”Edward Young, 63, esteems him “The President of the United States, the so-called President of the United States, has declared war on me. And he declared war on half of America “.
Denouncing inflation and rising insecurity, Donald Trump, who has openly plans to run again in 2024, also described Joe Biden’s worst possible record, in a speech that sometimes took on presidential campaign accents.
“You could take the five worst presidents in US history and put them together, they couldn’t have done the damage Joe Biden did to our country in less than two years.”, the 76-year-old Republican said. The meeting began with a selection of images of Joe Biden stammering during speeches.
“A parody of justice”
In front of his supporters, and for his first public appearance after the Federal Police (FBI) search of his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, Donald Trump also claimed that this act of investigation constituted “the most striking example of the real threats to American freedom”, a “of the most shocking abuses of power by an administration in American history”. “The shameful foray into my house in Mar-a-Lago was a parody of justice”He insisted.
The FBI carried out this search because it suspects that the former president illegally kept confidential documents of his term in the White House (2017-2021). Federal investigators believe that among the 30 boxes seized are top secret documents “probably hidden” to hinder the investigation, a document from the Ministry of Justice reads. But for Donald Trump, this “flagrant abuse of the law” will produce “a backlash like no one has ever seen”.
The billionaire is also being investigated into his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results and his role in his supporters’ violent assault on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 6, 2021. He is not prosecuted for the time being. .
Donald Trump also once again questioned the result of the 2020 presidential election, which saw him lose to Joe Biden. “American elections should be decided by the American people. And it didn’t happen like that in 2020 “.He said.