Biden Thinks ‘Vastly Diminished’ GOP Will Eventually Bend the Knee to His Agenda.
President Joe Biden trashed the Republican Party during a press conference in Belgium, describing it as “vastly diminished” with “fractured leadership.”
I thought “politics stops at the water’s edge.” Trump went after Biden in 2019 while overseas and Biden’s campaign criticized
The Washington Post’s Anne Gearan asked Biden about our allies worrying about the “continued hold that Donald Trump has over the Republican Party and the rise of nationalist figures like him around the world.”
Gearan wanted to know how Biden will console these tender little souls without Orange Man Bad around to keep them accountable.
Biden slammed the GOP:
But I think it’s appropriate to say that the Republican Party is vastly diminished in numbers; the leadership of the Republican Party is fractured; and the Trump wing of the party is the bulk of the party, but it makes up a significant minority of the American people.
Then Biden tried to take credit for the COVID-19 vaccine:
When we said — when I said I was going to deal with beating the virus and I was going to focus on that and I was going to get millions of shots in people’s arms, it wasn’t me — I just knew the American people. I knew the kind of help I’d get from the Defense Department, from police departments, from — from the hospitals, from — from retired docs, from — I just knew. And look how rapidly we moved.
Biden finished his answer expressing disappointment with Republicans who have rejected his bloated government. He also thinks the younger Republicans will step in line:
But I never doubted that we would be able to generate the kind of support we got and get so many millions of people step up and get vaccinated. So, I — I think it is a shock and surprise that what’s happened, in terms of the consequence of President Trump’s phony populism, has — has happened. And it is disappointing that so many of my Republican colleagues in the Senate, who I know know better, have been reluctant to take on, for example, an investigation because they’re worried about being primaried.
But, at the end of the day, we’ve been through periods like this in American history before where there has been this reluctance to take a chance on your reelection because of the nature of your party’s politics at the moment.
I think this is passing. I don’t mean easily passing. That’s why it’s so important that I succeed in my agenda — the agenda, whether it’s dealing with the vaccine, the economy, infrastructure. It’s important that we demonstrate we can make progress and continue to make progress. And I think we’re going to be able to do that.
So, as I said, the proof will be in where it is, you know, six months from now — where — where we are. But I think you’re going to see that there’s — that, God willing, we’re going to be making progress, and there’s going to be a coalescing of a lot of Republicans, particularly younger Republicans who are coming up in the party.
GOP: In a press briefing following the NATO Summit, President Biden slammed the "vastly diminished" Republican Party, stating that its leadership is "fractured" and that the "Trump wing" is ascendant but represents a small number of Americans. pic.twitter.com/PaiiMSSBdP
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