Joe Biden used his “Red Sermon” speech to brand his political opponent, 45th President Donald Trump, and his 74 million supporters as domestic terrorists who pose a “threat” to the “soul” of “democracy,” and he has successfully divided the country.
New polling from Rasmussen conducted in the wake of Biden’s September 1 speech in Philadelphia reveals that half of likely voters support Biden’s decision to label the other half of voters domestic terrorists. The other half – presumably, the ones Biden calls terrorists – are against the decision.
Rasmussen Reports asked voters for their feelings regarding Biden’s infamous quote: “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”
48% of respondents agreed with Biden’s statement while 47% disagreed. Similarly, 36% strongly agreed with Biden while 39% strongly disagreed.
See these people believe the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution are fascist. The seditionist traitors believe the red sermon by @JoeBiden https://t.co/yvshifWIYc pic.twitter.com/5unm7k9y5s
— Col. Rob Maness ret. 1776 🇺🇸 (@RobManess) September 4, 2022
While the poll seems to have revealed Joe Biden, who once promised to unify the country, as one of the greatest dividers the White House has seen, other findings from the survey showed Americans are slightly more unified on related topics. 58% of respondents want Biden to stop with the political attacks on his enemies and focus on the economy, as Breitbart News noted.
Rasmussen also reported that the speech flopped with independent voters.
Reader Alert For Monday:
The Red Sermon Flops With Independent / Swing Voters.
Sometimes it's best to wait a bit before surveying. That certainly was important here. This is a backfire.
If Democrats have anyone like @ScottPresler they should get them on the road immediately. pic.twitter.com/7i2Z09jBkp
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) September 8, 2022
Though Biden unsuccessfully attempted to get the major broadcast networks to air his speech – it didn’t, and he wound up on CNN and MSNBC as usual – Trump gave his own speech days later to a packed crowd in Pennsylvania that was aired by his media allies online.
Trump decried Biden’s speech, and said that it should be Biden who is considered an “enemy of the state,” not Republican voters.
“Joe Biden came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to give the most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president, vilifying 75 million citizens,” said Trump, “as threats to democracy and as enemies of the state. He’s an enemy of the state.”
The former president added, “The enemy of the state is him and the group that controls him.”
TRUMP on Biden's speech: "The most vicious, hateful, and divisive speech ever delivered by a [U.S.] President… you're all enemies of the state. He's an enemy of the state, if you want to know the truth. The enemy of the state is him and the group that controls him." #TrumpRally pic.twitter.com/ImTkCtTBMS
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 3, 2022