President Joe Biden campaigned on being the unity president, but he’s having trouble uniting everyone in Congress under his policies. As we reported earlier, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre noted that there are extremist MAGA elements in Republican leadership who are inciting violence and trying to take away people’s freedoms. But also, if you voted for Donald Trump, you’re a threat to our democracy.
So Biden’s failed spectacularly at uniting the country, but how about his recent promises to restore the soul of the nation? We know he’s supposed to touch on it in his prime-time speech Thursday night, but one reporter Wednesday asked how far along the White House considers the restoration process to be.
CNBC reporter: “Biden said…he sought this office to restore the soul of the nation. Where does the WH believe [we are] in that restoration process?”
KJP: “It’s going to take some work…What he is not going to do is shy away…from calling out extremism…as MAGA Republicans” pic.twitter.com/SBHU0lgbmG
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 31, 2022
Does Jean-Pierre get paid by the “MAGA”? Is there some bonus incentive going on?
MAGA this, MAGA that, MAGA MAGA MAGA pic.twitter.com/SafwydhePm
— MER 🇺🇲 ❤️ (@local_onthe8) August 31, 2022
— SueyJackySooner #LevelUp #Astro’s (@JackySuey) August 31, 2022
CNBC sent a spiritual guru to the press briefing when they should have sent a reporter. https://t.co/ERhfLyoHZY
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) August 31, 2022
So he’s not going to shy away from hating millions of Americans
— Caren (@Carebea20037556) August 31, 2022
Asking the tough questions. 🤡
— Duke (@4thBoxPatriot) August 31, 2022
Ok this soul of the nation makes me uncomfortable, especially coming from the party of abortion up to birth! 🤮
— shelly (@michele44829410) August 31, 2022
“No uniting until I murder all of my detractors!” Fab.
— Jmurph4567 (@Jmurph45678) August 31, 2022
Seriously, though, what’s to be done about these extreme MAGA Republicans who are inciting violence? What if Americans don’t vote them out of office during the midterms? If they’re a threat to democracy, is the president considering calling out the F-15s? Why haven’t Capitol Police arrested these members of Congress for inciting violence? The soul of the nation is at stake.
Karine Jean-Pierre says President Biden has been very clear in differentiating ‘extreme MAGA’ https://t.co/9bqZwZ3gTU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 31, 2022