(FreedomWire.org) – President Biden has attempted to divert focus away from his own record and toward Donald Trump because he has been criticized on most of his administrations policies as the 2022 mid terms approach. “This is not the Republican Party of your father. This is a MAGA party, after all,” he declared last week during a news conference He referred to Trump as “the great MAGA king” in a speech on Wednesday.
“Under my predecessor — the great MAGA king — the deficit increased every single year he was president. The first year of my presidency, the first year, I reduced the deficit, literally reduced the deficit by $350 billion, first year,” Biden had said in remarks at an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers conference in Chicago.
Jen Psaki, the outgoing White House press secretary, defended President Biden on Thursday for referring to his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, as “the great MAGA king.”
Psaki was asked whether the president’s statements were uniting during her daily press briefing by Fox News.
“Well, I would say that the president is not afraid to call out what he sees as extreme positions that are out of line with where the American people stand,” Psaki responded.
“And whether that is supporting a tax plan that will raise taxes on 75 million Americans making less than $100,000 a year, or whether it is supporting efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade, something that two-thirds of the American people in a Fox News poll, may I add, supported, and there are countless examples from there.”
“The president believes that there is still work we can do together,” she continued. “The bipartisan innovation is a good example of that. But again, he is not going to stand back and stand aside while people are pushing for extreme positions that are not in the interests or supported by the vast majority of the American people.”
Whether or not Mr Biden understands the actual meaning of the acronym is now under speculation as Trump has clearly taken the so-called jab as a compliment.