After Biden’s divisive speech on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre adopted a combative demeanor on Friday when answering questions from journalists who questioned her earlier statements that Biden’s speech wouldn’t be political and wouldn’t be about one political party or one political figure.
In his speech, which the White House claims was not political, Biden repeatedly slammed MAGA Republicans and singled out Donald Trump, in case anybody missed it. He also urged his followers to vote in droves.
Even in the face of Biden’s scathing criticism of tens of millions of Americans, Jean-Pierre asserted, “The way we see it here, and I would argue the way many Americans across the country see it, is standing up for democracy is not political.”
KJP: "The presence of the marines at the speech was intended to demonstrate the deep and abiding respect has for these service members, to these ideals and the unique role our independent military plays in defending our democracy." pic.twitter.com/BhT4L7UEIt— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 2, 2022
While apparently forgetting that Biden’s selective denunciations failed to condemn Antifa and BLM violence in 2020 as well as the targeting of Supreme Court Justices in 2022 — including the attempted assassination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh — she continued, “Denouncing political violence is not political.”
According to Jean-Pierre, the President’s address was an update on the state of the nation at the time rather than a political statement. Of course, Biden’s main point was that he sees roughly half the population as his enemy because they oppose the radical agenda of the Democrats and himself. As Jean-Pierre emphasized, he made no mention of the situation in our nation.
On Thursday night, Biden made no mention of rising crime rates, fentanyl, the border with Mexico, gas costs, or inflation.
All of those issues are ones that Biden hasn’t bothered to address significantly in his first two years in office and weren’t able to cover in his primetime speech to the American people. That’s because, despite the White House’s feeble attempt at spin, his address was totally political and had nothing to do with policy.