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GOP New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu demands Biden apologize for ‘offensive’ MAGA Republicans

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‘That’s not leadership’: GOP New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu demands Biden apologize for ‘horribly offensive’ comment at Maryland fundraiser claim MAGA Republicans support ‘semi-fascism’

  • The president compared Trump and MAGA Republicans’ beliefs to “semi-fascism” during a private meeting with donors ahead of a DNC event in Maryland Thursday
  • Republican Governor Chris Sununu accused Biden of insulting ‘half America’
  • He recoiled when asked by CNN about extremism within the Republican Party
  • “Look, you see elements of fascism and white supremacy everywhere – in America. Let’s recognize that as Americans,’ replied Sununu
  • Biden went even further with his insults at the publicly broadcast DNC ​​speech

The moderate Republican governor of New Hampshire on Sunday demands that President Joe Biden apologize for labeling MAGA Republican beliefs as “semi-fascism.”

Governor Chris Sununu, who didn’t shy away from criticizing Donald Trump himself, said Biden’s comments Thursday attacking his predecessor’s supporters during a fundraising drive in Maryland were “terribly offensive.”

“I mean, the fact that the president would insult half of America because, in fact, half of America votes Republican, half of America ultimately votes Democrat… but in fact, calls half of America semi-fascist, because he’s trying to stir controversy, he’s trying to fuel this anti-Republican sentiment right before the election, it’s just — it’s terribly inappropriate,” Sununu said on CNN’s State of the Union Address.

“It’s insulting. And people should be offended by it. And he should apologize.’

Biden reportedly made the comments during a private meeting with donors ahead of a speech in Bethesda on behalf of the Democratic National Committee.

“What we are seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy,” the president said, according to multiple reports.

“It’s not just Trump. It’s the whole philosophy that underlies the — I’m going to say something: it’s like semi-fascism.”

Suggesting the comment was under Biden’s office, Sununu told CNN, “That’s not leadership.”

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu accused President Joe Biden of insulting ‘half America’ with his comments at Maryland DNC event

He recoiled when host Dana Bash asked the governor to acknowledge the existence of extremism within the GOP, stressing that it was a burden on all US citizens.

The moderate Republican compared Biden’s comments to Republicans linking Democrats to communism — which he also said was unfair.

“Look, you see elements of fascism and white supremacy everywhere – in America. Let’s recognize that as Americans. There is no doubt,’ said Sununu.

And we can say that all – all Democrats are communists, they are all ultra-socialist communists who just want to take down our free capitalist market. That doesn’t apply to democrats either.’

He accused Biden of “polarizing the country” and going against his 2020 campaign promise to unite America.

‘And to call half America fascists? Come on. He owes an apology. That’s not appropriate,’ said Sununu.

It is particularly strong criticism from a Republican known to take on Trump from time to time, despite the ex-president’s dominant influence in the party.

Sununu made headlines earlier this year when he called Trump “f***ing crazy” at the Gridiron Dinner in Washington, DC — as the crowd of Beltway insiders laughed in response.

Biden tore MAGA Republicans and Trump in a fiery return to the campaign trail as November's midterm elections loom

Biden tore MAGA Republicans and Trump in a fiery return to the campaign trail as November’s midterm elections loom

He accused Trump and his supporters of moving the country backwards (Photo: Trump supporters at a MAGA meeting in Wisconsin earlier this month)

He accused Trump and his supporters of moving the country backwards (Photo: Trump supporters at a MAGA meeting in Wisconsin earlier this month)

He backtracked on the insult over the next few days, insisting it was a “joke” and that he is not “anti-Trump.”

But Biden’s criticism of pro-Trump Republicans was not limited to Thursday behind closed doors.

“Americans will have to choose. You have to choose. Will we be a country moving forward or backward? Are we building a future or are we obsessed with the past?’ the president asked his audience at the DNC event in Bethesda, Maryland.

“Trump and the extreme MAGA Republicans have made their choice: step back, full of anger, violence, hatred and division.”

He praised Democratic performance over the past year and a half, especially after taking office during one of the darkest periods of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“People, it just didn’t happen; it took a lot of effort. It took a plan that we adhered to, even in the face of relentless attacks from the most powerful special interests in the country,” Biden said.

“And the whole idea of ​​the MAGA Republicans’ ‘burn it all down’ policy remains a blow.”

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