Trump Hammers Biden At Pennsylvania Rally

President Donald Trump spoke before a packed house in Pennsylvania Saturday evening at a rally for Republican candidates Mehmet Oz, running for Senate, and gubernatorial contender Doug Mastriano. However, the GOP candidates were not the main topic of Trump’s speech, as he came out blazing against Joe Biden and his slanderous Thursday speech in Philadelphia.

Trump responded directly to Biden’s divisive language and his description of half of America as “threats to democracy.” Trump also commented on the setting Biden’s handlers created for his speech, with a darkened backdrop and blood-red lighting.

Trump asked the crowd, “How’d you like that red lighting behind him like the devil?”

Trump said, “This week, Joe Biden came to Philadelphia to give the most vicious, hateful, and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president.” He told the crowd that they have been designated by the president as “enemies of the state” as Biden outright vilified 75 million Americans, “plus another probably 75 to 150 if we want to be accurate about it.”

The speech turned to the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago orchestrated by Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland. Trump called the search and seizure operation at his home shameless and a travesty of justice.

He said that several South American national leaders pointed out that their governments would be condemned by the United States if they carried out a raid of the type Garland ordered.

When the rally turned to the local candidates, Mastriano got a rousing welcome from the enthused crowd. Oz was cheered, but with less energy than might be expected of a Trump-endorsed candidate. Even though Oz’s Democrat opponent John Fetterman is a fertile source of material for ridicule, Trump went easier on him than many expected he might.

At the end of his address, Trump got the crowd fired up to a fever pitch with a resounding “Make America Great Again” message delivered over motivating music.

Trump’s comments followed commentary by even liberal media outlets criticizing the aggressive and hostile tone of Biden’s speech. The Washington Post published an op-ed Friday that said Biden had been too partisan and harsh on “well-meaning Americans” in his remarks.