Biden Uses D-Day 80th Anniversary Speech to Attack Putin, Defend Democracy

Biden Uses D-Day 80th Anniversary Speech to Attack Putin, Defend Democracy


President Joe Biden used his speech at commemorations of the 80th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France, to attack Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “tyrant,” and to urge the world to “save democracy in our time.”

The latter statement evoked Biden’s rhetoric on the campaign trail, where he has cast former President Donald Trump as an enemy of democracy. (Trump spoke at the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019 in a widely-hailed speech.)

In his remarks on Russia, Biden hailed the example of the Allies in the Second World War — neglecting to mention that Soviet Russia was a key ally in the fight against the Axis powers — and saying that NATO continued that effort.

“Ukraine has been invaded by a

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