On Thursday night, Americans witnessed something extraordinary, as President Joe Biden took to a Hell-ish backdrop to deliver a faux-dire diatribe vilifying a large portion of the American electorate.
Biden’s “soul of America” speech was likely always going to be divisive: There’s no way in which you can claim to be speaking about something so pointed and curious without taking a side and disparaging those who disagree with you.
But the downright spooky atmosphere was backed up in drove by his blatantly forceful message: Your neighbor may be your enemy.
The ambiance of the spectacle drew a great deal of criticism.
“Dramatic setup here, with red and blue spotlights coloring Independence Hall and a uniformed member of the military standing on each side of the main door. Several American flags and a long red carpet were behind POTUS as he spoke,” a press pool report said. However, the tight shot of Biden seen on camera only appeared to show the red, giving the event a hellish flair.
“White House advance team not being subtle with the background here: The lit up American flag hanging right behind Biden as encroaching red brick walls surround it,” tweeted Politico’s Sam Stein.
The shift could not have been an accident, especially as the far-left continues to try to force the “Dark Brandon” meme on social media. If the White House wasn’t leaning into that, then this angry Biden experience was a coincidence on par no other political coincidence in modern history.
Perhaps former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany summed it up best:
“Standing in front of a hellish red background Biden called half the country, the MAGA Republicans ‘threats’ & ‘clear and present dangers,’” said former Trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. “Then he says, ’empathy is the fuel of democracy-the willingness to see each other not as enemies but as fellow Americans…’!!!”