President Joe Biden, who vowed to unify the country after taking over the White House from former President Donald Trump, took a shot at Republicans who expressed concern over what the public might do if Democrats try to control the election narrative.
"When you hear Republicans talking about, 'If certain things happen, there'll be riots in the street, and there'll be blood on the streets,' it's not consistent with who we are as a democracy," Biden told a gathering of about 40 people at the home of billionaire activists Henry and Marsha Laufer on Thursday, Mediaite reported.
"And when you see the continuation of the notion of failing to recognize the legitimacy of an election when there's not a single thread of evidence to suggest it was anything other than legitimate, it's a dangerous trend.
"And the fact of the matter is that, you know, the MAGA Republicans have a very different view of where they want to take the country."
Biden's quotes do not acknowledge the years before the 2020 presidential election when Democrats, including many of the most prominent party leaders, made baseless claims that Trump was an "illegitimate" president. Biden also did not acknowledge a reported Democrat allegedly killed a young conservative in North Dakota because of his political beliefs.
Biden even directly said it is not only Trump to blame but anyone who does not follow Biden's political agenda.
"When I talk about MAGA Republicans, I'm not just talking about Trump, I'm talking about those folks who have a different view of how the institutions should function," Biden said at the Laufer donor event.
"They're very much up for grabs right now, the institutions — whether or not the Supreme Court — what legitimacy it has, what it should have; what the Congress can and can't do."
Biden denounced the "extremes within the other party."
"This is not your father's Republican Party," he continued. "This is a different party than when you started helping me years ago. It's a very different party."
Biden began his remarks by admitting the media "legitimately" criticizes him, before he added that they take exception to demonizing his political opponents.
"The press is here, and they sometimes, legitimately criticize me a lot, legitimately," Biden said.
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