Trump slams Biden on progressive agenda, pro-abortion stance
Former President Donald Trump took President Biden and Democrats to task over the rising influence of the progressive wing of the party, warning that his successor’s liberal agenda would hurt America from the economy to vaccine acceptance.
The 45th commander-in-chief pulled no punches while speaking at the Susan B. Anthony List’s Pro-Life Leaders Summit in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday, according to Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist who summarized his remarks on Twitter.
At one point, Hemingway wrote, Trump’s called Biden “one of the most extreme and radical presidents we’ve had and he’s not even aware of it.”
If his major legislative efforts are successful, Trump reportedly explained, major companies will start to leave the United States.
The White House unveiled details of Biden’s $1.8 trillion “American Families Plan” last week, despite Democrats in Congress not being finished writing his $2.3 trillion “American Jobs Plan.”
Additionally, all of this comes after passing his $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” last month without any GOP support.
If the “families” and “jobs” packages do not come down in size, they will continue to have no GOP support.
Speaking about the event topic, Trump condemned Biden’s pro-abortion stance. He slammed Biden for being “kept in [the] basement for [the] campaign,” which allowed him to avoid elaborating on his stance on the issue.
Trump also took aim at how media outlets have covered the Biden presidency, following a double standard in coverage of Democrats and Republicans.
He referred specifically to Biden falling three times while walking up the stairs to Air Force One, which was widely seen on social media, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refusing to resign after appearing to dress in blackface in his medical school yearbook.
Northam, Trump reportedly pointed out, faced more backlash over the blackface incident than he had for his controversial and alarming abortion comments.
Northam came under fire for remarks he made about abortions in the third trimester in 2019.
At the time, in a 2019 radio interview, the governor defended late-term abortions in terms that appeared to defend infanticide and landed him in hot water.
“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” he said.
Amid outcry, Northam apologized and his office issued a clarifying statement saying, “The governor’s comments were limited to the actions physicians would take in the event that a woman in those circumstances went into labor.”
Turning his attention to another prominent Democrat, Trump shifted his attention to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, taking note of the size of the mask she wore to Biden’s first joint address to Congress and saying he had never seen anything so big worn as a protective face covering.
Discussing masks, Trump then took aim at Biden’s appearance wearing a mask at a virtual event with other world leaders.
You couldn’t hear a word he said,” Trump claimed.
He then issued a warning, suggesting that Democrats being so aggressive on mask-wearing would hurt vaccine acceptance among hesitant Americans.
The former president also noted how Democrats stay united on issues, more so than Republicans.
He reportedly mentioned GOP lawmakers who requested his endorsement in elections and then undermined his policies once in office — calling out Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.