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BEN SHAPIRO did not miss the opportunity to comment on Joe Biden’s speech last Thursday. According to the popular conservative commentator, what he heard on the night of September 1st was “the most dangerous speech I’ve ever heard from an American president”.
The president spoke from Independence Hall, which is located in the city of Philadelphia and is considered to be the place where the Declaration of Independence was debated and adopted.
Undoubtedly, the most famous passage of this document is the following: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Shapiro began by criticizing the entirety of Biden’s “speech” and called it “the most dangerous speech I’ve ever heard from an American president.” “A lot of people out there right now on the left side of the house screaming about Donald Trump in his january 6th, but what Donald Trump did not do in that speech is declared that half the country was the enemy and that half of the country was fundamentally opposed to the basis of the country,” he added.
Great moments in political stagecraft pic.twitter.com/zWizO9QppW
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 2, 2022
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The editor emeritus of The Daily Wire then had some harsh words to describe the aesthetics of the president’s speech, in which he was seen speaking against a backdrop of black and red lights, in front of a pale light and with two Marines at his side, whose gloves were highlighted by the light. According to the popular commentator, an image worthy of a horror movie.
“Presidential politics is all about image and this is the single worst piece of presidential image making i have ever seen in my entire life. This is an astonishingly bad image for the president of the united states, especially when he’s declaring ‘i’m here in defense of democracy’ and now i’m going to yell at you about how everyone who opposes me is an enemy of democracy”, Shapiro said.
To underscore this point, he compared one of the most widely circulated photos of the speech to some movie villains such as General Lux from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or Scar, the evil lion in The Lion King.
“It is all the dictators that you have ever seen in film or on screen basically rolled into one and then wrapped into an image. What is his team doing? What is his team doing? The way this is lit it looks like the throne room of the emperor from Return of the Jedi“, Shapiro pointed out.
This image is the worst piece of presidential optics I have ever seen. Let us count the reasons. pic.twitter.com/aWe5mYaRkZ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 2, 2022
“He speaks about his fellow americans the way that George W. Bush spoke about Al-Queda”
Moving past the aesthetics of the speech, Shapiro expressed surprise at what came out of Biden’s mouth in Pennsylvania. As for the divisive tone used by the current occupant of the Oval Office, Shapiro said he “talks about his fellow Americans the way that George W. Bush talked about Al Qaeda”.
“I want to be very clear very clear up front not every Republican not even the majority republicans are maga republicans not every republican embraces their extreme ideology i know because i’ve been able to work with these mainstream republicans,” the President said in Philadelphia.
This was one of the phrases most criticized by the conservative: “So I have a definitional question, who is he talking about? When he says Donald Trump and the Maga republicans, we know he hates Trump, so put aside Trump personally. When he says the maga republicans, who’s he talking about? Is he talking about the 74 million people who voted for Donald Trump? If you’re a pro-life person, you’re in league with the mag republicans maybe you’re a bad republican and maybe you’re threats to the country.”
“The good republicans are the republicans who do what he wants those are the people who are not a threat. (…). The minute they don’t they move back into maga republican territory it’s a binary equation here you’re either with him or you’re against him. If you do not work with Joe Biden well then he is going to unleash the power of his administration against you and you should be ready because you are a threat to the republic”, Shapiro finished.
Joaquín Núñez es licenciado en comunicación periodística por la Universidad Católica Argentina. Se especializa en el escenario internacional y en la política nacional norteamericana. Confeso hincha de Racing Club de Avellaneda. Contacto: [email protected] // Joaquín Núñez has a degree in journalistic communication from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He specializes in the international scene and national American politics. Confessed fan of Racing Club of Avellaneda. Contact: [email protected]