In his first network interview in over 100 days, Biden made use of the airtime by bashing Donald Trump and belittling Republican voters.
The president was predictably divisive as he sat down with Jimmy Kimmel on his live show last night. Biden wasted no time and opened the discussion with a rant about gun control, accusing Republicans of being “intimidated” by the NRA and blasting them for wanting their “father’s” party:
“A lot of it is intimidation by the NRA. Look, this is not your father’s Republican Party. This is a MAGA party,” spat Biden at millions of law-abiding Americans who merely want to preserve the rights laid down in the constitution.
Very predictably, the president went on to politicize the Uvalde school shooting where a depraved gunman murdered 19 kids and two teachers, using the event to push his draconian policies and indirectly lay the blame on those who want to keep their guns.
“I met with every single family member of all those kids killed, and those teachers killed down in Uvalde, Texas,” Biden told Kimmel in an emotional build-up to the left-wing politics he can’t help but promote.
“The stories they told and the pain you could see on their faces.”
Of course, after using the awful Uvalde tragedy as a heart-tugging prelude, the discussion immediately moved on to gun control and bashing Donald Trump.
“I have issued executive orders within the power of the presidency to be able to deal with everything having to do with guns, gun ownership… all of the things that are within my power,” explained Biden after Kimmel quipped Trump had “passed those [executive orders] out like Halloween candy”.
He then accused Trump of “abusing” the constitution and said Republicans were damaging the democratic process by not “playing square”.
“But what I don’t want to do, and I’m not being facetious, I don’t want to emulate Trump’s abuse of the constitution and constitutional authority,
“I often get asked, ‘the Republicans don’t play it square, why do you play it square?
“If we do the same thing they do, our democracy would literally be in jeopardy. That’s not a joke!” said the president.
When Kimmel prompted that Democrats were disillusioned by the slow progress of some of their staple policies like gun control, abortion rights, and climate change, suggesting that the party had “moved backwards” on its promises, Biden hit back that he had “made some real moves” on climate change in particular.
Bizarrely, Biden went on to praise his handling of the American economy, despite the cost of living for working Americans soaring through the roof and inflation prices rocketing to a record high under his watch:
“Here’s where we are,” began Biden, excuses and red herrings at the ready.
“We have the fastest growing economy in the world. We have 8.6 million new jobs since I got into office. Unemployment rate’s down to 3.6%. We reduced the deficit last year by $320 billion. This year we’re gonna reduce it by $1.7 trillion.”
But despite the president’s confidence, his approval ratings, like inflation rates, are also setting records. Last month saw them plummet to a dismal 39 percent according to an AP-NORC poll, his lowest yet as president.
Just 28 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of inflation, while 27 percent think he’s responded well to rising gas prices.
This story syndicated with permission from Jo Marney, Author at Trending Politics
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