Joe Biden to deliver prime-time speech on the ‘battle for the soul of the nation’

President Joe Biden will deliver a prime-time handle “on the continued battle for the soul of the nation” on Thursday exterior Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the White House introduced Monday.

Billed as a significant handle simply over two months earlier than the midterm elections, Biden, the White House mentioned, will talk about how the nation’s standing in the world and its democracy are at stake.

“He will talk about the progress we have made as a nation to protect our democracy, but how our rights and freedoms are still under attack,” the White House mentioned. “And he will make clear who is fighting for those rights, fighting for those freedoms, and fighting for our democracy.”

Biden has more and more sought to painting the November elections as a alternative for voters between “ultra-MAGA Republicans” – a reference to former President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” marketing campaign slogan – and Democrats.

He informed supporters final week that they’d “to vote to literally save democracy once again” and labelled some Republican ideology as “semi-fascism.”

NBC News was the first to report on Biden’s plans for the handle.

The 79-year-old is throwing himself into the political battle for all the seats in the House of Representatives, and a 3rd of the Senate. Both are presently managed by Democrats.

The midterms are historically exhausting going for the social gathering in energy, and Biden and the Democrats have been struggling in the polls over the summer time.

But in current weeks, they’ve regained some floor, thanks partly to components akin to public concern over entry to abortion, a succession of reforms pushed by Congress by Biden, and cooling inflation.

Trump’s personal authorized issues haven’t damage the Democratic push, with issues rising over paperwork not too long ago seized from his dwelling in Florida.

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