Ahead of the US midterm elections, President Joe Biden has hit out at his predecessor Donald Trump, saying he and his supporters are a threat to American democracy. Biden called on Americans to confront “extremists” who fan the flames of political violence in their pursuit of power. Midterm elections in the US are due in November.
Attacking his predecessor, he said, “A lot is happening in our country today, which is not normal. Republicans associated with Donald Trump and his ‘MAGA’ (Make America Great Again) campaign represent extremism and are a threat to our democracy.
Standing in front of the ‘Independence Hall’, the cradle of American democracy, Biden told hundreds of people who came to listen to his ‘Soul of the Nation’ speech that equality and democracy are under constant attack.
“History is witness that blind allegiance to any one leader and willingness to indulge in political violence is fatal to democracy,” he said.
Biden said that not every Republican is MAGA Republican, nor does he support his hardline ideology.