On Friday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended comments Joe Biden made on Thursday where he bashed “MAGA Republicans” as “like semi-fascism.”
Fox News reports:
Biden made the remarks during a fundraiser in Bethesda, Maryland before heading to a rally intended to help Democrats gain momentum for the upcoming midterm elections.
“What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy,” Biden said. “It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something, it’s like semi-fascism.”
Biden added that if Democrats lose the midterm elections, Republicans would go about “wiping out choice, across the board.”
When asked by a reporter during Friday’s press conference if Biden respects the Americans who voted for Trump in 2020, Jean-Pierre said that the president was “pretty clear” in his comments.
Jean-Pierre said, “I think he was pretty clear and he was very powerful last night. Look, what the president said last night was that when it comes to MAGA Republicans, when it comes to the extreme ultra wing of Republicans, they are attacking democracy. Right? They are attacking, taking away rights and freedoms.”