Donald Trump has returned fire after President Joe Biden lashed out at the former president’s nearly 75 million supporters in the 2020 election.
Earlier this week, Biden turned heads with what many critics saw as unnecessarily incendiary comments regarding Trump’s supporters, all of whom are also American citizens, following the leak of a draft Supreme Court ruling in which a majority of justices appear set to overturn the landmark 1973 abortion ruling Roe v. Wade.
“This is about a lot more than abortion,” Biden said, pointing to Roe as part of the right to privacy.
“This reminds me of the debate with Robert Bork. Bork believed the only reason you had any inherent rights was because the government gave them to you,” Biden recalled. “When I was questioning him as the chairman, I said, ‘I believe I have the rights that I have not just because the government gave them to me, which you believe, but because I’m just a child of God—I exist.’”
“So, the idea that somehow there is an inherent right, that there is no right of privacy, that there is no right,” Biden continued. “There’d been a law saying a married couple could not purchase birth control in the privacy of their own bedroom and use it. Well, that got struck down.”
“Now, what happens if you have states changing the law, saying that that that children who are LGBT, who can’t be in classrooms with other children, is that is that legit under the way that the decision is written?” Biden asked — though it’s not clear what he was referencing because no states are currently considering such a law, which would very clearly be unconstitutional.
“What are the next things that are going to be attacked?” he asked. “Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history—-in recent American history.”
In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Trump responded to Biden’s comments, calling them “very divisive.”
“MAGA is saving America,” Trump said. “Our country is going to hell. MAGA is saving America.”
“Inflation, incompetent withdrawals from Afghanistan, leaving hostages horribly wounded, soldiers, $85 billion of military equipment – MAGA is saving America,” Trump continued.
The former president said the U.S. is “no longer respected throughout the world.”
“Ukraine should have never happened,” Trump said, declaring that “Russia would have never gone into Ukraine” under his leadership.
“MAGA is saving our country,” Trump repeated.
When asked for reaction on Biden’s remarks that the Republican Party is now the “MAGA party,” Trump replied: “I hope so. I hope so.”
“That’s all they know – misinformation. That is all they are good at.”
Trump cited the “Russia, Russia, Russia” investigation and “all of the other things that have now been caught.”
“He is being very divisive but it is more than that, it is all misinformation just like the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax and all of the hoaxes,” Trump said again. “That’s what they’re good at.”