Trump's 'web of lies' vs. Biden's 'political theater'
In a speech marking the first anniversary of the January 6 attack on the Capitol, Biden vows to 'allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of democracy.'
US President Joe Biden said in a speech Thursday marking the first anniversary of the January 6 attack on the Capitol that Former US President Donald Trump created a "web of lies" to pursue "power over principle."
Biden added that the United States and the rest of the world were locked in a battle between 'democracy and authoritarianism.'
"We're living at an inflection point in history, both at home and abroad. We're engaged anew in a struggle between democracy and autocracy," he stressed.
Democrat US President Joe Biden said he might re-run for the presidency in 2024 if he was in good health and if former US President Donald Trump was running too.
Trump accuses Biden of "political theater"
Responding to Biden, Trump describes Biden's speech on Capitol riot as "political theater" to distract from "failure".
Trump also accused Democrats of using the January 6 events "to stoke fears and divide America,"
but stressed that America is able to see "through their lies and polarizations."
Former US President Donald Trump continues to claim that his 2020 defeat to Biden was due to voter fraud and that the election was "stolen" from him.
It was under that pretext that Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6 as Congress was certifying Biden's presidential win.
Though Biden's second-in-command Kamala Harris was once considered his potential political successor, there are questions about her political future as rumors circulating through Washington say the President and Vice President's relationship is not strong.
Harris, 57, seems to be struggling to find her place in the White House, where she has been charged with tackling particularly sensitive missions, such as minority voting rights and migration issues.
Meanwhile, Trump has repeatedly hinted at another possible White House campaign but has yet to announce his plans.
It is noteworthy that a national poll conducted by the new Center for American Greatness revealed that 49% of respondents would vote for Trump if the US presidential election were held today, compared to 41% who would vote for Biden.