Some In The Media Turns On Biden’s Aggressive Speech

The mainstream media is turning on the Biden administration, decrying the use of U.S. Marines as a backdrop by President Joe Biden during his September 1 speech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

At 8:25 p.m. after the speech, CNN anchor Brianna Keilar tweeted “Whatever you think of this speech the military is supposed to be apolitical. Positioning Marines in uniform behind President Biden for a political speech flies in the face of that. It’s wrong when Democrats do it. It’s wrong when Republicans do it.”

The White House immediately took issue.

“Except it’s not political. In the same way, CNN is not political but has made the same warnings,” Deputy Press Sec. Andrew Bates said in a response tweet.

Kellar’s opinion was reinforced by Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason and CBS News correspondent Ed O’Keefe. CNN was the only network to carry the speech live.

“Good manners is nothing they’ve ever suffered from,’ @POTUS says about protesters at his speech, in which he accused former President Trump and ‘MAGA Republicans’ of threatening the foundation of U.S. democracy. The White House said earlier today the speech was not political,” Mason tweeted.

O’Keefe’s remarks went further writing “Like or loathe what he said tonight, it should be noted: The president spoke tonight on the grounds of a national park, flanked by US Marines, and took direct, specific aim at his predecessor and members of the Republican Party.”

While The White House previewed the President’s speech as his “Soul of The Nation” effort to unify America, it was viewed by many as a divisive and bellicose political speech ahead of the 2022 midterms rather than a presidential address. Amidst an ominous black and red background, he once again aggressively took aim at the MAGA Republicans, capping off a week of similar slams against the millions of Americans who support the America-First agenda.

“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundation of our Republic,” Biden said. “MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution.”

He continued, saying that the MAGA Republicans fan the flames of political violence “to the very soul of this country.”

Many viewers noted the red backlighting and obvious Marine presence gave Biden a “demagogic” look reminiscent of “Nazi Germany.