Former President Donald Trump called Joe Biden an “enemy of the state” during his massive rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Saturday.
Trump also asserted that Biden’s “Battle for the Soul of the Nation” primetime speech on Thursday was the “most vicious, hateful, and divisive speech ever delivered by a president.”
During Biden’s speech on Thursday, he said that the over 74 million Americans who voted for Trump “present a “clear and present danger to our democracy” and “threat to this country.”
“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,” Biden said.
BIDEN: “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundation of our Republic…” pic.twitter.com/eXtiEeL5c6
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Biden added that “there’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. And that is a threat to this country. These are hard things.”
Trump fired back during his rally.
“You’re all enemies of the state,” Trump said. “He’s an enemy of the state if you want to know the truth. The enemy of the state is him and the group that control him, which is circling around him. ‘Do this, do that, Joe.’”
TRUMP on Biden’s speech: “The most vicious, hateful, and divisive speech ever delivered by a [U.S.] President… you’re all enemies of the state. He’s an enemy of the state, if you want to know the truth. The enemy of the state is him and the group that controls him.” #TrumpRally pic.twitter.com/ImTkCtTBMS
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“How’d you like the red lighting behind him like the devil?” Trump asked.
Trump had previously responded to Biden’s speech in a series of posts on Truth Social, speculating that Biden “must be insane or suffering from late stage dementia.”
“Someone should explain to Joe Biden, slowly but passionately, that MAGA means, as powerfully as mere words can get, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump wrote in one of the posts. “If he doesn’t want to Make America Great Again, which through words, action, and thought, he doesn’t, then he certainly should not be representing the United States of America!”
“If you look at the words and meaning of the awkward and angry Biden speech tonight, he threatened America, including with the possible use of military force. He must be insane, or suffering from late stage dementia!” Trump continued in another post.