President Joe Biden on Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, delivered a scathing speech about former President Donald Trump, but never said his name.
Instead, Biden called him the “former president” throughout his 24-minute address.
“Here is the truth: The former president of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election,” Biden said. “He’s done so because he values power over principle, because he sees his own interests as more important than his country’s interests and America’s interests, and because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our Constitution.”
“So, let’s speak plainly about what happened in 2020. Even before the first ballot was cast, the former president was preemptively