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Trump blasts Biden over 'fearmongering' speech

"Joe Biden's record is an unbroken streak of weakness, incompetence, corruption and failure," Trump said.

Published: January 5, 2024 6:55pm

Former President Donald Trump on Friday excoriated President Joe Biden over a bellicose speech the incumbent commander-in-chief delivered at Valley Forge, Penn., in which he castigated his Republican adversary over the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot and asserted that Trump would "sacrifice our democracy" to maintain power.

Biden has, in recent days escalated his campaign rhetoric characterizing the 2024 election as a fight to preserve American democracy, with his campaign releasing an ad labelling Trump's supporters as an "extremist movement."

In his Valley Forge speech on Friday, Biden stated that "[w]hether democracy is still America's sacred cause is the most urgent question of our time. It is what the 2024 election is all about."

Trump, for his part, called Biden's speech a "pathetic fearmongering campaign event" while addressing supporters in Iowa on Friday, The Hill reported. He went on to criticize Biden's official tenure, saying "Joe Biden's record is an unbroken streak of weakness, incompetence, corruption and failure."

"[I]f you take a look at what he's doing on the border or inflation, or our military, that horrible day in Afghanistan, you look at what he’s done with energy... All throughout the world, we’re an embarrassment as a country," Trump lamented. "We've become an embarrassment as a country."

Trump made his remarks in Sioux Center, Iowa, weeks ahead of the Iowa Caucus, the first nominating contest in the Republican primary.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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