Former President Donald Trump hit back at President Joe Biden, calling him an “enemy of the state” for comments Biden made in Philadelphia where he claimed “MAGA Republicans” were “threats to American democracy.”
Two days earlier, Biden had addressed a crowd at the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, in his own campaign-style address.
He took aim at the former President and his supporters, announcing, “MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards. 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.”
The divisive comments came on the heels of a speech the President gave in Bethesda, Maryland, where he blasted the “MAGA philosophy” as “semi-fascism.”
Trump called out the President in his campaign rally over the weekend, reminding his supporters of the most “vicious, hateful, and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president,” accusing Biden of “Vilifying 75 million citizens… as threats to democracy and as enemies of the state.”
The former President then turned the vitriol on Biden, claiming he is “an enemy of the state.”
Trump also referenced the red lighting behind Biden during his Philadelphia address, claiming it made him look “like the devil.”
Following Saturday’s rally, Trump’s crowd size in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was also compared to Biden’s Pennsylvania crowd four days earlier, with Trump’s crowd seemingly significantly larger than Biden’s. The comparison emerged in a viral video that has received over a million views by Monday afternoon.