Biden clarifies speech: 'I don't consider any Trump supporter to be a threat to the country'

"Not every Republican, not even a majority of Republicans, are MAGA Republicans. Not every Republican embraces their extreme ideology," President Biden said during his speech Thursday.

Updated: September 2, 2022 - 3:53pm

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President Biden on Friday clarified his primetime speech the previous night in which he contrasted the "MAGA Republicans" he criticized to supporters of former President Trump.

"I don't consider any Trump supporter to be a threat to the country," Biden told reporters after he was asked about the distinction. "I do think anyone who calls for the use of violence, fails to condemn violence when it's used, refuses to acknowledge an election has been won, insists upon changing the way in which we rule and count votes, that is a threat to democracy.