Former Trump White House communications director and newly-hired co-host of The View Alyssa Farah Griffin is defending supporters of the former president after President Biden used several recent speeches to slam the portion of the Republican Party loyal to Trump.
“I take a little bit of issue with him applying the term semi-fascism broadly to Republicans,”
Most Trump supporters, the former aide argued, “are good people who want an economy that works for them, who saw more money in their paycheck under Donald Trump.”
During a fiery speech in Philadelphia last week, Biden branded Trump and the segment of the Republican party that has embraced his false claims of a stolen election in 2020 as an affront to democracy and America more generally.
“Not every Republican, not even a majority of Republicans, are MAGA Republicans. Not every Republican embraces their extreme ideology,” Biden said. “But there’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. And that is a threat to this country.”
Critics have blasted Biden over the tone and content of the speech, which some have called divisive and partisan. But he continued the theme in speeches over the weekend.
“I think Biden wants to be a uniter,”
She has pushed back on suggestions that she has changed her political beliefs to score media deals and public notoriety.
“I hope I’ve evolved. I hope I do the rest my life,” she said in a string of tweet earlier this year. “I pride myself first & foremost in being a an American. The political labels will always be secondary to me.”