“It is difficult to understand how this man reasons.” Joe Biden no longer uses gloves to talk about his rival Donald Trump. “I am convinced that he knows he lost and that I will be sworn in on January 20. What he is doing is just outrageous, ”the future 46th President of the United States said last night from his stronghold in Wilmington, Delaware.
US President “elect” Joe Biden, whose victory was reinforced Thursday by a recount of the ballots in the key state of Georgia, sharply denounced the attitude of Donald Trump, who still refuses to accept his defeat during the November 3 election. “I think that (the Americans) are the witnesses of an incredible irresponsibility, of incredibly damaging messages sent to the rest of the world on the functioning of democracy”, insisted the one who waits to be officially appointed on December 14 by the electoral college.
This openly aggressive outing has been unprecedented since the night of the November 3 election, when candidate Biden’s victory took a long time to emerge. As soon as the mainstream media announced his victory on November 6, the former vice president took on the role that best suits him, that of unifier. “The job ahead of us will be difficult, but I promise you this: I will be a president for all Americans – whether you vote for me or not.”
Since then, during each public speech, he has not stopped repeating this mantra. ” When he says I have the Democratic label but I’ll be the president of all of America, he is sincere ”, assures Jean-Eric Branaa, author of a reference biography of Joe Biden (New World editions). His America is a peaceful America. There is only one country, not a blue or red country (the colors of the Democratic and Republican parties, Editor’s note). He has carried it deep within him for 50 years of political life ”. Especially since to play the role of the villain, Nancy Pelosi or Bernie Sanders do not hesitate on the Democratic side to target the outgoing president with their arrows.
“Sleepy Joe” misrepresented Biden
So is this shift in vocabulary the day before his birthday a surprise? Not at all, responds Jean-Eric Branaa who recalls that the “old lion” is in reality a real “fighter”. Since leaving the White House on January 20, 2017, Joe Biden has always positioned himself as Donald Trump’s fiercest opponent. “Donald Trump’s propaganda on Sleepy joe gave a false image of Biden on this side of the Atlantic, ”says the biographer. “When he entered the campaign, he had used a barbarism that had made people smile at the time, adds the writer. He was talking aboutelectability, pointing out that he was the best candidate to bring down Trump. He is actually a lover of politics in politics, ”laughs the lecturer at Paris II.
In 2018, Biden did not mince his words about the billionaire. Asked on video by an assembly of young Democrats from the University of Miami, on the businessman and his attitude towards women in particular, he replied curtly: “They asked me if I wanted to debate with this gentleman, and I said no. I said : If we were in high school I’d take her behind the gym and give her a beating “.
As the deadline for the election by the electoral college, December 14, approaches Joe Biden would therefore be recovering his true nature. “At that time, he will be truly elected, and there he will hit the table,” confirms Jean-Eric Branaa. “He’s a real tough guy in politics. In his history, he notably defeated Reagan and he has more grip than is said. From December 14, he will let go of the horses and stigmatize Trump for what he is: a seed of a dictator ”.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr