Donald trump responded on Thursday to Joe biden, accusing him of “Political theater” after the president of the United States attacked in a spirited speech marking the anniversary of the assault on the Capitol.
Although Biden did not mention Trump’s name, he made it clear who he was talking about in a scorching portrait of a man who he said, tried to avoid defeat in the 2020 elections with cheating.
President “Used my name today to try to further divide America”Trump said in a statement. “This political theater is just to distract attention from the fact that Biden has completely and totally failed.”he added.
In his speech, Biden criticized Trump for spreading a “web of lies” claiming the 2020 vote count was fraudulent in an attempt to cling to power, and attacked the crowd of Republican supporters who stormed the Capitol in an attempt to avoid certification of the election result.
Trump, who earlier this week canceled a press conference scheduled for the anniversary, repeated his statement —Disproved by all evidence— that the election was “rigged.”
“Just look at the numbers, they speak for themselves”said the former president.
The former Republican president continued criticizing the policies of his successor, whom he accused of being “Destroying” USA.
“Our country no longer has borders, has completely and completely lost control of the Covid (Record numbers!), And is not energy independent, the inflation is rampant, our army is in chaos, and our departure, or surrender, from Afghanistan it was perhaps the most embarrassing day in the long and distinguished history of the United States and so much more, ”Trump said.
Trump also lashed out at the Congressional committee investigating the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2020 by his supporters.
“They got away with it and it is leading to the destruction of our country”said the former president. “They are not justifiable, which is why complicit media simply call it the Big Lie, when in reality the Big Lie was the Choice itself.”
Trump’s claims of fraudulent voting and vote counting have been repeatedly rejected by the states in question, the Department of Justice and the American courts.
Shortly before, the president Joe Biden had strongly condemned the “big lie” spread by Donald Trump about the elections that caused the deadly rape of the Capitol by his supporters and continues to motivate deep national division. It marked the anniversary of the insurrection by declaring that it will continue and lHe will play for “the soul of the United States.”
Biden’s criticism was unprecedented against the “defeated president ”who he blamed for the attack that has fundamentally changed Congress and it has raised global concerns about the future of American democracy.
“For the first time in our history, a president not only lost an election, but tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power when a violent mob stormed the Capitol.”Said Biden. “But they failed.”
His voice echoed at times, filling the Statuary hall, a hall with statues of the country’s leaders and heroes, and one of several locations that rioters raided a year ago.
Biden asked Americans to see January 6 for what it was.
“Democracy was attacked”said Biden on Capitol Hill. “We, the people, endure. We, the people, prevailed. “
Biden drew a contrast between the truth of what happened and the false narratives spurred by Trump over the assault on Capitol Hill, including the continued refusal of many Republicans to claim that Biden won the 2020 election.
“You and I and the whole world saw with our own eyes”Biden said.
Trump, in affirming that there was electoral fraud, “Has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 elections”Biden assured.
“He has done it because he values power over principles, because he puts his own interest before the interest of his country “, the president insisted, adding that “He rode his lie for months.”
For Biden, the United States and the rest of the world are waging a battle between democracy and authoritarianism.
“We live at a turning point in history, both at home and abroad.. We are once again embroiled in a struggle between democracy and autocracy; between the aspirations of the majority and the greed of the few, ”he said.
“I will not allow anyone to put a dagger to the throat of democracy”, he concluded. “I will defend this nation”.