President Joe Biden has begun to ratchet up his insults of former President Donald Trump, even taunting him and calling him “the defeated former president of the United States.
The commander-in-chief isn’t hiding his slights, either. According to The Hill. he has called Trump out by name, saying he’s a liar and has no courage in what seemed a direct affront to the former president.
Additionally, he has gone after Trump’s patriotism and love of country, saying the events of Jan. 6, 2021, are proof that Trump isn’t really dedicated to the nation:
“You can’t be pro-insurrection and pro-cop. You can’t be pro-insurrection and pro-democracy. You can’t be pro-insurrection and pro-American,” Biden said in a virtual address Monday to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives conference.
And just one day after the diatribe in public, Biden again proved that Trump may not be living in the White House but he seems to be living rent-free in Biden’s headspace, as evidenced by Biden’s Twitter jab at Trump when he said, “Call me old fashioned, but I don’t think inciting a mob that attacks a police officer is ‘respect for the law.'”
All of this was just about a month after Biden said he couldn’t predict if Trump would be the potential Republican nominee in 2024, but that he would be “disappointed” if he had to face Trump again in 2024.
After coming out of his COVID-19 seclusion, Biden seemed to retaliate against Trump by saying that the former president had to be “helicoptered” to Walter Reed hospital because he contracted COVID-19 before vaccines were available.
It’s no coincidence that the Trump insults are getting increasingly prevalent. As the midterm elections draw nearer, Biden is anticipated to highlight the differences between Democrats and Republicans and, at times, to utilize Trump as his opponent.