President Biden hasn’t just received backlash after his speech in Philadelphia from the right, it’s coming from those on the left as well.
During a speech on September 1, 2022, Biden said, “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundation of our Republic.”
“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundation of our Republic…” pic.twitter.com/ZbA6eNcTsp
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 2, 2022
CBS White House correspondent Ed O’Keefe was clearly uncomfortable with Biden’s speech.
Like or loathe what he said tonight, it should be noted: The president spoke tonight on the grounds of a national park, flanked by US Marines, and took direct, specific aim at his predecessor and members of the Republican Party.
Another thing we don’t see everyday.
— Ed O’Keefe (@edokeefe) September 2, 2022
Remind yourself that White House officials insisted repeatedly today this isn’t a political speech. Then read these excerpts. https://t.co/ce0lFwJUhN
— Ed O’Keefe (@edokeefe) September 1, 2022
The lighting made the producers at CNN so uncomfortable that they tried to change their camera filters.
Watch the moment CNN slowly adjusts the camera settings when the blood-red lighting behind Dark Brandon is looking a little too authoritarian.
— Mia Cathell (@MiaCathell) September 2, 2022
CNN’s Brianna Keilar was also upset about the president’s speech.
“Whatever you think of this speech, the military is supposed to be apolitical. Positioning Marines in uniform behind President Biden for a political speech flies in the face of that. It’s wrong when Democrats do it. It’s wrong when Republicans do it,” the CNN host said.
Liberals were furious, claiming that CNN is now “baby Fox News.”
“You know CNNs transformation into Baby Fox News is officially complete when Brianna Keilar goes MAGA,” one “vote blue” supporter said.
According to MSNBC, it was all down on purpose.
Message received: Ominous, glowing red background in President Biden’s speech is no accident. https://t.co/3VSneZ4QrN
Jim Watson / AFP – Getty Images pic.twitter.com/41kmNxil3N
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 2, 2022
The backlash had White House officials like Ronald Klain throwing a temper tantruem.
Yes, please do read the excerpts.
They defend Freedom. Equality. Democracy.
They are as “political” as Ben Franklin, saying in 1787, that the Framers had given us “a Republic, if you can keep it.” https://t.co/NO445eizZC
— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) September 1, 2022
Other White House officials were furious the press was criticizing them.
Press: “Biden isn’t doing enough to counter unpredecedented threats to democracy. Why aren’t you meeting the moment?”
Also press: “It’s so hyper partisan to defend democracy from these unprecedented threats. Who said you should meet the moment?”
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewJBates46) September 2, 2022