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The White House insists Biden's speech was not divisive

President Biden's controversial "Soul of the Nation" speech against Trump-aligned Republicans is being defended by the White House. Biden delivered his speech in front of a deep red backdrop flanked by two Marines. The optics of the president's denigration of his political opponents while using U.S. military personnel as props were criticized even by mainstream commentators.

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“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,” "Make America Great Again," was the slogan Donald Trump used during his 2016 presidential campaign, according to President Biden when he spoke at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia on Sept. 1, 2022.

According to the White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, the speech did not divide the country.

“The way that we saw the speech is that he was talking to a majority of the country who agree that we have to protect our democracy, who agree that we have to protect our freedom, who agree that we have to protect our rights,” Karine Jean-Pierre said.

8 September 2022

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