President Joe Biden received criticism this week for a speech in which he claimed Americans must “figure out how to come together,” less than a month after his controversial “Red Sermon” in which he targeted former President Donald Trump’s 74 million voters.
“So, God bless you all and pray that we come figure how to come together better than we have so far, because a lot of people’s lives and futures depend upon it and I’m confident, I’m absolutely confident we can get it done,” Biden said on Tuesday.
Critics of the president were quick to point out that less than one month ago he described the conservative, pro-Trump wing of the Republican party as a threat to democracy, and insinuated that many MAGA supporters were domestic extremists.
Biden’s “Red Sermon” speech in Philadelphia featured a stark red-lit background, with uniformed Marines standing at attention behind him.
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The president’s rhetoric has not received a favorable reaction from moderate and establishment Republicans ahead of the 2020 midterm elections.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich castigated the Biden administration’s rhetoric during the current inflation crisis, claiming the White House is “deluded and sitting around in a fantasy world” ahead of the midterm elections.
“It’s just a question of on Election Day or nowadays, since we vote for a whole month on election month, when somebody goes in to vote, do they remember the last time they went to the grocery store?” Gingrich stated during an appearance on Fox News.
“Do you remember the last time they filled up their car?” Gingrich added. “I paid $5.05 a gallon on Saturday, and Biden the other day was totally false in claiming the price of gasoline. He used a number that doesn’t exist and has not existed anywhere in America since he’s been president.”
“So you have to assume the White House is deluded and sitting around in a fantasy world,” Gingrich continued. “But I think as real Americans face crime in the street, they face prices at the gas station, prices at the grocery store, and they’re going to start facing layoffs as the Federal Reserve keeps raising interest rates.”
Gingrich concluded, “I just think in the end, they go in and say, this ain’t working, and they vote against the Democrats and that means they vote Republican.
This news and commentary by Gabriel Keane originally appeared on Valiant News.