Joe Biden ran for President in 2020 claiming he would unite the country.
Since then, he’s spent most of his time in the White House attacking former President Donald Trump and Trump-supporting Republicans.
But Biden was left scratching his head after his latest strategic misfire.
Soul of a Nation
President Joe Biden thought he knew exactly what to do to help his poor approval numbers and Democrat election prospects in November at the same time.
His “Soul of a Nation” speech was supposed to unify the country behind him.
But with a blood-red and black background and two Marines flanking him, Biden labeled the 75-million Americans who voted for his opponent in the 2020 election an enemy of democracy.
“There’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans,” President Biden said.
His wrathful rhetoric went on for about 25-minutes, filled with lies and propaganda meant to rally his base to vote in the 2022 Midterms just two months away.
“MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards,” Biden said. “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.”
None of that is true.
The President also flirted on the fine line of a call-to-action against Trump supporters when he said in his address, “MAGA Republicans . . . pose a clear and present danger.”
“It’s in our hands, yours and mine, to stop the assault on American democracy,” Biden added.
The irony was Biden was claiming to defend democracy while trying to rally the nation against his political opposition.
The most divisive President in American history
And now it appears his attempt to right his sinking ship backfired.
A new poll from Trafalgar Group shows the President’s prime time address was the latest in a string of miscalculations from the Biden team.
According to the survey results, 57% of Americans believe Biden’s anti-MAGA rant was “a threat to this country,” a “dangerous escalation of rhetoric,” and was “designed to incite conflict.”
“These numbers reveal that most voters were sickened and deeply disturbed by what they saw last week,” said Mark Meckler, President of the Convention of States. “When you couple this finding with previous polling we did indicating a majority of voters also hold President Biden responsible for America’s divisions—it’s clear that the man who promised to unite the nation has become the most divisive President in American history.”
The fact is, only 35.5% of respondents said the speech “is acceptable campaign messaging that is expected in an election year.”
And before White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre can take to the press room podium and claim that just reflects partisan sentiment, the numbers are even worse for Biden with independents.
62% of independent voters believed the address to be a “dangerous escalation of rhetoric,” while just 31% percent found it “acceptable.”
Meanwhile, 19% of Biden’s own party thought the speech was “designed to incite conflict.”
Quite the opposite of the “unifying effect” the corporate-controlled media led us to believe the address would be.