“It’s not normal”. Biden accused Trump and his supporters of being a threat to democracy

The President of the United States Joe Biden issued a warning to Americans that his predecessor Donald Trump and its supporters pose an extremist threat to the nation and its future, the Associated Press reported Friday.

His words come just a few months before the US midterm elections. This is the general election in which American citizens vote for members of the US Congress and Senate.

“Too much of what is happening in our country today is not normal,” Biden said.

“Donald Trump and the MAGA (Make America Great Again) Republicans who support him represent extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,” he added.

He added that they are “determined to take this country backwards”, “encouraging totalitarian leaders and fanning the flames of political violence”.

His accusations against Trump came during a speech delivered at Independence Hall in Philadelphia and aired on prime-time television.

In his speech, Biden also said that Trump and his allies are a challenge to the US system of government, to the country’s reputation abroad and to the way of life of its citizens.

Biden’s apparent effort to marginalize Trump and his supporters represents a sharp turnaround for the president, the Associated Press notes. In his inauguration speech, Biden was more restrained in his criticism of Trump supporters and preached his desire for national unity.

White House officials cited by the agency said Biden’s new rhetoric reflected his growing concern over the ideological propositions of Trump’s allies and his adamant denial of the 2020 election results.

In January 2021, hundreds of people stormed the building of the US Parliament, broke furniture and besieged the hall in which lawmakers had closed themselves. This came after Trump’s claims that the just-passed presidential election was rigged and his rightful victory in it stolen.

His claims were rejected by courts, observers and electoral commissions. However, Trump continued to stand behind them and after a rally in Washington encouraged his supporters to march on the Capitol. Five people died during the attack.

The case led to Trump’s second impeachment trial and conspiracy investigations.

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