Speaking at a fundraiser Friday evening, President Joe Biden took the opportunity to poke a little fun at Donald Trump and Jim Jordan, both of whom didn’t have good weeks.
“And, you know, we need every Americ- — you know, Donald Trump talks about — he tells his supporters, he says, “I am your retribution.” This is what he says. He means it. He said, “We’re a failing nation. Either we — either they win…” — meaning me — (laughter) — “… or we win. If they win, we no longer have a country,” Biden said.
“But, look, here’s the deal. You know, what’s at stake is literally American democracy, in my view,” Biden went on to say. “I know when I made that speech in 2020 in Independence Hall, people thought it was hyperbole. Everybody thought that except the American people. People are worried about — worried about our democracy.”
Biden then downplayed Trump’s MAGA followers’ influence over the U.S. House of Representatives, telling the crowd that the “significant gentleman from Ohio” just got his rear end handed to him. He referred to Jim Jordan’s third attempt at the House Speaker role.
“He lost the third time in the vote, then they had a secret ballot when they got back in the caucus. And I think it was something like 140 people voted against him. Because you know why they didn’t publicly? Intimidated. Intimidated.“
The fundraiser reportedly raised $1.6 million.