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SOTU: A Partisan Assault on Trump and a Homeland Security Fiasco

United States: President of the United States, Joe Biden’s recent State of the Union address has stirred controversy as he openly criticized his predecessor, former President of the US, Donald Trump. Many perceive it as a one-sided attack on the previous administration.

In his speech, Biden strategically labelled Trump as “my predecessor,” a deliberate choice to point fingers at the former President for the challenges America faces today despite Trump not holding the office for the past three years. Notably, Biden avoided directly mentioning Trump’s name, suggesting a tactic to keep some distance and avoid direct confrontation, according to various reports.

In a very direct moment, Biden criticized how Trump dealt with Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine. He accused the former President of giving in to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

President Joe Biden was quoted saying, “My predecessor, a former Republican President, tells Putin, ‘Do whatever the hell you want’,” several reports claimed. The statement was shared by Biden while putting the blame for the Ukraine-Russia war onto former US President Donald Trump.

Biden strongly criticized Trump and his supporters when talking about the events of January 6th, 2021. He accused them of working together to hide the reality of the Capitol “riot.” He was quoted saying, “My predecessor and some of you here seek to bury the truth of January 6th.”

He portrayed himself as a strong supporter of democracy, but his party is using legal tactics to prevent President Trump and independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. from appearing on ballots.

Talking about abortion, framed as “reproductive rights,” Biden once again brought up Trump, suggesting that his policies had jeopardized women’s access to essential healthcare. He pledged to reintroduce Roe v. Wade through legislation, emphasizing his commitment to what he and his supporters call “female reproductive rights” despite struggling to define what a woman is.

Throughout the speech, Biden kept comparing his administration to Trump’s, blaming various failures on his predecessor. From mental health to domestic manufacturing, Biden didn’t miss a chance to criticize Trump’s legacy, painting it as a period of regression and neglect.

Biden’s openly partisan speech faced quick criticism from conservatives. Former White House speechwriter Marc Thiessen called it the “most partisan” in modern history, labeling it an “utter disgrace.” Thiessen, from the George W. Bush administration, was astonished at the bold attacks on Trump, considering them unprecedented and harmful to the State of the Union’s integrity.

Meanwhile, during Biden’s speech, a crisis unfolded in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). All DHS websites, including Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), FEMA, and the Secret Service, mysteriously went offline. The timing raised questions, especially as Biden was supposed to address the ongoing border crisis, leading to speculation about the administration’s readiness.

After Biden’s divisive speech, the political landscape is tense, setting the stage for a highly contested election year ahead.

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