After the Biden administration marked the anniversary of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 on Thursday, former President Donald Trump, who was arguably the subject of Biden's speech, issued a statement on the events.
Biden, who mentioned Trump over and over again but not by name, referring to him as "the former president," clearly in an attempt to both erase and vilify him, blamed President Trump for the riot on Jan. 6. Biden claimed to attempt to unify the country, but as Democrats have been trying to do since Trump launched his candidacy for president, the way he attempted to do that was to unify the country against "the former president."
"What we witnessed yesterday was the last gasps of a corrupt and discredited left-wing political and media establishment," Trump said, "that has, for decades, driven our country into the ground—shipping away our jobs, surrendering our strength, sacrificing our sovereignty, attacking our history and values, and trying to turn America into a country that our people can barely recognize.
"These radical leftists in Washington care NOTHING for American Democracy. All they care about is control over you, and wealth and riches for themselves," he continued.
"But they are failing. No one believes them anymore. And the day is quicky [sic] coming when they will be overwhelmingly voted out of power.
"Joe Biden’s voice is now the voice of desperation and despair," Trump said.
"His handlers gave him that speech to read yesterday because they know the unprecedented failures of his presidency and the left-wing extremism of the Pelosi-Schumer Congress have destroyed the Democrat Party.
"Part of their panic is motivated by the realization that, just like the Russia Collusion Hoax, they cannot sustain the preposterous fabrications about January 6 much longer. The truth is coming out," Trump said.
"But for them," he continued, "the worst part of it all is the knowledge that the American People are seeing right through their phony media event—which despicably compared a Pelosi-led security failure at the Capitol to the darkest days in American history and the deaths of 3,000 Americans.
"The people see right through that sham. They see a cynical politician who ran for office promising unity who is now doing the most divisive thing possible—slandering his political opponents as domestic terrorists, just like insecure dictators do in communist countries," Trump said.
"The American People also see that January 6 has become the Democrats’ excuse and pretext for the most chilling assault on the civil liberties of American citizens in generations. It is being used to justify outrageous attacks on free speech, widespread censorship, de-platforming, calls for increased domestic surveillance, appalling abuse of political prisoners, labeling opponents of COVID lockdowns and mandates as national security threats, and even ordering the FBI to target parents who object to the radical indoctrination of their children in school. And this week, January 6 is also the Democrats’ excuse for trying to pass a radical Federal takeover of state election law. They are trying to BAN voter ID and other basic measures that can ensure the sacred integrity of the vote," Trump said.
"The reason the Democrats are doing all of this is not because they believe they will win a fair and honest election. It’s because they know they will overwhelmingly LOSE one.
"Remember, I am not the one trying to undermine American Democracy—I am the one trying to SAVE American Democracy," Trump said.
"Today, I am more confident than ever in the strength and common sense of the American People. They are counting the days until we will no longer have to be constantly lectured, lied to, and dictated to by corrupt politicians and their media partners. When we will no longer have to put up with this broken establishment’s hoaxes and its manufactured media narratives—And as Biden and his radical handlers know, that day is coming fast. Because in the months and years ahead, the American People are going to speak up, take action, and VOTE in massive numbers, and we are going to TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY," he said.
"From the very beginning, all that Americans have wanted is great jobs, safe neighborhoods, strong borders, good schools, a proud nation, and a government that LISTENS to the American People. That is what our movement has always been about—and that is what we are focused on to this day.
"Joe Biden and the Radical Democrats have failed on every front. But do not lose hope. America WILL be Great Again," Trump said.