President Biden says that holding former President Trump responsible for the January 6 attacks is about facing the truth so that America can move forward.
- “I am clear about the dangers facing America,” he said at the Capitol today fiery speech On the anniversary of the riots. “But I also know that our darkest days can lead to light and hope.”
Between the lines: Biden also previewed the theme for 2024 – especially if there is a Biden-Trump rematch.
- Biden indicated that he would directly argue that Trump would be a threat to America and that his role in instigating the attack on the Capitol was unqualified.
Biden told reporters after his remarks at Statue Hall that he referred to Trump as a “former president” — rather than calling him by name — because “I don’t want to turn this into a contemporary political battle between myself and Trump.” Was”.
- “It’s so much beyond that. … It’s about the system.”
But during his speech, Biden made a point to call Trump “a defeated former president” driven more by “profit and power” than principle.
- He taunted Trump that he “cannot accept that he lost,” and declared that he should not be allowed to “rewrite history.”
Second aspect: Trump responded to the statements by email, alleging that Biden “used my name today to try to further divide America.” He labeled it “political theater” and “just a distraction to the fact that Biden has completely and utterly failed.”
- “It’s very sad for many people to see Biden speak,” Trump said, adding, “It’s an election year and MAGA Republicans must get elected and work with me to fix this horror.”