Trump’s First Public Address Since Mar-a-Lago, Battle Lines are Drawn

Donald Trump held a rally where he made his first public appearance since the Mar-a-Lago raid. During the rally, he made some potent statements about both the Raid and Joe Biden’s current moves as president.

One of the main points he made was a counter to Joe Biden’s claim that Donald Trump and his coalition are a threat to Democracy. Trump said quite the contrary.

“Republicans in the ‘MAGA’ movement are not the ones trying to undermine our democracy. We are the ones trying to save our democracy. The danger to democracy comes from the radical Left, not from the Right.”

Trump went on to address Biden’s ominous speech.

“As you know, this week 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 … as threats to democracy and enemies of the state.”

Trump even contended that Biden was “an enemy of the state.” In front of a red background, Biden labeled half of the country “threats to democracy.” Trump’s message is likely to land well with that coalition at the least.

“Above all, this election is a referendum on the corruption and extremism of Joe Biden and the radical Democrat Party,” Trump proclaimed. “If you want to stop this destruction of America, you must vote Republican. You gotta get out and vote.”

Both sides are now claiming that the destruction of America is the natural outcome of voting for their political opponents. The Democrats, however, are trying to paint republican ideologies as violent threats that need to be controlled.

It’s quite likely that Biden’s rhetoric was conceived to inspire a violent reaction from the political right. Will that happen? It’s hard to say. One thing we know for certain is that Biden is drawing battle lines very clearly and Trump is ready to lead his base to the vanguard.

What do you think? Is Trump playing his cards right? Or is he playing right into Biden’s hand?