Ominous images from President Joe Biden’s “battle for the soul of America” prime-time address Thursday night went viral on social media, as the angry, animated president stood before a striking blood-red background with Marines on either side in the shadows behind him during a "dark and divisive" speech.
“Whatever you think of this speech the military is supposed to be apolitical,” CNN’s Brianna Keilar said. “Positioning Marines in uniform behind President Biden for a political speech flies in the face of that. It’s wrong when Democrats do it. It’s wrong when Republicans do it.”
“Satanic Ghoul,” commentator and Podcaster Allie Beth Stuckey tweeted, captioning one screenshot of an enraged Biden with arms raised and fists clenched during the speech.
“Biden Goes Third Reich. Progressives Fawn Over Their House Fascist,” Radio Host Eric Erickson tweeted, along with the picture. “Staging by Leni Riefenstahl,” Erickson commented in an earlier post of the image.
“Angry man smears half of the people of the country he is supposed to lead & promised to unite,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweeted, in reference to Biden’s several comments demonizing “MAGA” Republicans who want to “make America great again.”
“Ironic optics for a speech centered on accusing the opposition of authoritarianism,” professor and terrorism expert Max Abrahams observed in his post characterizing the photo.