Trump turns Biden's attack on MAGA back on president, says speech threatening, "angry"

Biden in recent days and weeks appears to have switched from presenting self as unifier to MAGA, Trump attacker

Updated: September 2, 2022 - 8:28am

Former President Trump early Friday morning criticized President Biden's speech the previous night, arguing that in Biden's now-repeated attempts to attack the MAGA wing of the Republican Party he sounded "angry" and threatening – even "insane."

"If you look at the words and meaning of the awkward and angry Biden speech tonight, he threatened America, including with the possible use of military force," Trump said on his Truth social media platform. "He must be insane, or suffering from late stage dementia!"

Biden in recent days and weeks appears to have switched from presenting himself as a unifier to a harsh critic – warning the Republican Party about embracing Trump's political positions and its MAGA wing, which late last month he referred to as "semi-fascism."

"MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards," Biden said Thursday in his speech in Philadelphia, "backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love."

He also addressed Trump by name, saying, "Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal. Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic."