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Sun Apr 28, 2024, 05:44 AM Apr 28


"President Joe Biden made a number of jabs at Donald Trump before shifting his tone to address what journalists have to take “seriously” about the former president at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday.

Biden — toward the end of his speech to the D.C. crowd — reflected on his address marking the 3rd anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack where he noted that Americans must answer “whether democracy is still” America’s most “sacred cause” this year.

“The defeated former president has made no secret of his attack on our democracy. He said he wants to be a dictator on day one, and so much more. He tells supporters he is their revenge and retribution. When in God’s name you ever heard another president say something like that?” Biden said.

He continued, “And he promised a bloodbath when he loses again. We have to take this seriously. Eight years ago, you could’ve written [it] off as just Trump talk but no longer. Not after January 6. I’m sincerely not asking you to take sides, but ask you to rise up to the seriousness of the moment. Move past the horse race numbers, the gotcha moments.”


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'not asking you to take sides, but ask you to rise up to the seriousness of the moment. elleng Apr 28 #1
Will the press actually do that? I don't think so. JohnSJ Apr 28 #2
They surely CAN, simply have to decide to do the right thing. elleng Apr 28 #3
I should have worded it "WILL" the press do that. You are right Ellen Thanks JohnSJ Apr 28 #7
Just Do Your Job Roy Rolling Apr 28 #44
I have my doubts captain queeg Apr 28 #4
You are right Cosmocat Apr 28 #5
Plus they got rid of the fairness doctrine rainy Apr 28 #6
While Donald Regan was no saint and worked for Ronald Reagan, Reagan is probably the person you should take aim at. erronis Apr 28 #21
And the rumors that Don Regan was screwing Nancy are just that... rubbersole Apr 29 #45
Um - begging your pardon: Walter Cronkite. calimary Apr 28 #10
My senior year in high school.... lastlib Apr 28 #18
I remember them, and Edward R Murrow, and Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley. soldierant Apr 28 #36
We know who u meant n/t B.See Apr 28 #33
Good point! calimary Apr 28 #42
I remember bdamomma Apr 28 #40
Walter, Delphinus Apr 28 #11
Maybe they were conflating with Howard Cosell? Beartracks Apr 28 #25
Hey, that's about the only on-camera stuff he DIDN'T do! calimary Apr 28 #43
Delete Thunderbeast Apr 28 #26
They'll throw more gas on the fire to boost ratings and revenue. Prof. Toru Tanaka Apr 28 #9
That's Rebl2 Apr 28 #17
Move past thr horse race numbers, the gotcha moments Martin Eden Apr 28 #8
Walter? Goldenlight Apr 28 #12
That is why I quit posting here. PittBlue Apr 28 #20
Yeah. Nitpicks gotta nitpick. That's when my delete option fixes that Deuxcents Apr 28 #38
Their constant horse race NJCher Apr 28 #13
Agree. But the T.V. viewers need something flashy that doesn't take more than 10 seconds to digest. erronis Apr 28 #22
Not take sides means KentuckyWoman Apr 28 #14
Press thinks they're above it all. Especially the elite media. shrike3 Apr 28 #15
"When in God's name you ever heard another president [#Trump] say something like that?" Biden said" riversedge Apr 28 #16
Not a fkn chance B.See Apr 28 #34
Kick dalton99a Apr 28 #19
Truth! Martin68 Apr 28 #23
Shared on FB Martin68 Apr 28 #24
Bingo. This was the perfect occasion for POTUS to repeat his warning onetexan Apr 28 #28
Every conservative is fueled by the same false hope. DesertDemocrat Apr 28 #29
Welcome to DU ! DemocraticPatriot Apr 28 #30
Welcome to DU!! bdamomma Apr 28 #41
Welcome to DU LetMyPeopleVote Apr 29 #46
I read that & commented he was funny & deadly serious! Cha Apr 28 #31
He is spot on. About all of it. Including the "six year old." n/t Evolve Dammit Apr 28 #32
100% Nailed It HandmaidsTaleUntold Apr 28 #35
As a veteran, I agree. soldierant Apr 28 #37
Thank You!!! HandmaidsTaleUntold Apr 29 #47
President Biden bdamomma Apr 28 #39
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