President Joe Biden received backlash from corporate news reporters Thursday night after he delivered a polarizing campaign-style speech flanked by two US Marines.
During his speech, the president denounced the tens of millions of people who voted for former President Donald Trump as extremists.
“No matter what you think about this speech, the military should be apolitical,” said CNN host Brianna Keylor, whose husband serves in the US Army. wrote on twitter“Putting uniformed Marines behind President Biden for a political speech is a fly on the face of it. When Democrats do it, it’s wrong. is wrong.”
CNN Chief National Affairs Correspondent Jeff Zeleny I have written “There is nothing unusual or bad about a president giving a political speech. It is inherent in the job description. It is a break with the traditions of the White House to give a speech on the side.”
‘Marines behind Biden were weird,’ says ABC News producer Jeffrey Cook I have written“If Trump did that, all the Democratic operatives I follow would go crazy.” [expletive] out. “
CBS News’ senior White House correspondent Ed O’Keeffe noted the unusual optics.
“Whether you love what he said tonight or hate it, it’s worth noting. The president will address tonight on the grounds of a national park bordering the US Marine Corps, addressing his predecessor and members of the Republican Party directly and specifically. I took aim,” he said. I have written“Another thing we don’t see every day.”
The White House on Thursday argued that Biden’s speech was optimistic and not political. claimed to be a threat.
Some Republicans and other commentators criticized Biden for standing in front of a bright red background during his speech, with cropped photos of the president being shared.
Republican Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance wrote that he couldn’t believe the Biden red background image was a “real picture.”
“It depicts our country’s president getting on the airwaves and talking about his fellow citizens like rats in the sewer,” he wrote on social media.
Some compared the image to communist and Nazi propaganda.
“Every time Biden and the crew think they can’t outdo them, they outdo themselves,” said Dave Portnoy, CEO of Barstool Sports. I have written“Who comes from a background where the Soviet Union and Hitler had children, but gives a speech warning people about how dangerous Republicans are to democracy?”
“This red-hot setting and negative ranting about political opponents means one thing: Joe Biden is really nervous about Donald Trump running for office again.” I have written Former Ambassador Richard Grenell and Acting Director of National Intelligence in the Trump administration.