Chicago: President Joe Biden on Wednesday labeled his predecessor, Donald Trump, “the great MAGA king” and continued sharp criticism against Republicans ahead of mid-term elections that could be bruising for Democrats.
“I think it is important that, as we go forward, you are gonna hear me talking more about not only what we have done, but what they are trying to do,” the president told an evening Democratic fundraiser crowd of about 40 at a Chicago hotel.
The party that controls the presidency usually loses seats during the next election and, Biden’s party could see its control of Congress wiped out in November. To try to counter that, Biden has in recent days begun decrying “ultra-MAGA” Republicans — a reference to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.
“Under my predecessor — the great MAGA king — the deficit increased every single year he was president,” he told the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers conference, which was also being held in Chicago.
Biden also added, “Because of how outrageous some of the things that former president Trump has done and said, I think we found ourselves in the position where it was almost like, how could that happen? How could that be?”
The president also said he has not done enough to promote his administration’s accomplishments, including a USD 1 trillion, bipartisan infrastructure package approved by Congress last fall.