The American president will deliver an expected speech, a few weeks before the midterm elections, in the United States.
Faced with supporters of Donald Trump who, Americans must “defend” want to take the country back” to democracy, Joe Biden warned Thursday, according to excerpts released by the White House from a speech he is to deliver that evening in Philadelphia.
American democracy is not guaranteed and we must defend it, he assures us, attacking the pro-Trump who defend, according to the Democratic president, an America without the right to privacy, without the right to contraception , without the right to marry whom one loves.
The White House has not skimped on the symbol: it is in Philadelphia, cradle of the United States, and in prime time, that Joe Biden wants to target Donald Trump supporters on Thursday who he says are sullying the “soul” of America.
It was also in this city that he held his first presidential candidate rally in May 2019.
The American president must meet himself. speak at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time about the continuing battle for the soul of the nation, near the building where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were adopted.
On a more tactical level, Pennsylvania, the eastern state where Philadelphia is located, may hold the key to the November legislative elections.
The 79-year-old Democrat will […] speak very directly about what he sees as a threat today, namely extreme MAGA Republicans, the House spokeswoman said Thursday. -Blanche Karine Jean-Pierre. Put simply: who subscribe to former President Donald Trump's Make America Great Again ideology.
Joe Biden never backs down when it comes to talking about his predecessor […], but this is not a talk about the former president, she assured the press during her daily press briefing.
And it will also be about being optimistic, Karine Jean-Pierre added, explaining: When we talk about #x27;extremism concerns only a very small part of the American population.
In August 2017, in The Atlantic magazine, Joe Biden once wrote: We are living a battle for the soul of the nation.
This veteran politician initially bet that the battle would be waged through dialogue with well-meaning conservative elected officials, and through reforms in favor of the middle class.
But the great air of reconciliation has been muted.
Each favorable poll encourages Joe Biden to let go of his blows, he who recently accused supporters of Donald Trump of x27;adhere to an ideology of semi-fascism.
The term outraged the conservative camp, which accuses the president of stoking divisions.
Kevin McCarthy, a Republican elected official who covets the prestigious leadership of the House of Representatives, accused Thursday Joe Biden to demonize tens of millions of hard-working, law-abiding Americans.
According to a poll released Thursday by the Wall Street Journal >, if the midterm elections were held today, 47% of voters would vote Democrat, and 44% Republican. The right still had a 5-point lead in March.
The Democrats are dreaming of a feat during this election which renews the entire House of Representatives and a third of the Senate, and which is traditionally unfavorable to the party represented in the White House.
Opinion polls aren't foolproof, and in American political life, two months is an eternity. But the political debate has shifted since the start of the summer.
Inflation has subsided, while Joe Biden has done pass a series of reforms, and announced the death of the leader of al-Qaeda in an American strike. Enough to blunt two main campaign axes of the Republicans: the defense of purchasing power, and the skills of the oldest president ever elected in the United States.
Several polls show a rise in power of subjects that favor the Democrats, for example the defense of the right to abortion and the gains of society, in the face of Republicans now perceived as reactionary by part of the electorate.
There is also concern for democracy and the rejection of political violence, concerns that always end up revolving around Donald Trump.
While the affair of the confidential documents found in the residence of the former president in Florida is experiencing new twists every day, the Axios site noted on Thursday that the November ballot could take on referendum on Trump.
The Democratic Party, which it will be difficult to keep the House of Representatives, hopes to keep its majority in the Senate.
Which means winning Pennsylvania. Joe Biden has already been there on Tuesday and will return there on Monday. Donald Trump will go to this courted state on Saturday.