A heckler interrupted President Joe Biden’s Milwaukee speech, drawing the attention of the president who called him an idiot before having him removed.
In the middle of his speech to a crowd at Laborfest, an annual event for labor unions and their members, a man heckled the president onstage, which got a reaction from the president who halted his speech to ask security to “let him go,” delivering a quip in the process.
“All right, God love you. Let him go, let him go,” Biden said as security began to escort the man out. “Let him go. He’s — look, everybody’s entitled to be an idiot.”
The comment garnered laughs and applause from the audience.
“Extreme MAGA Republicans don’t just threaten our personal rights and our economic security — they embrace political violence,” he said, returning to his speech.
It was difficult to make out what the heckler said, but footage of the event showed him being booed and approached by security.
Biden later returned to the heckler, saying that everyone in the United States must be “more committed to saving American democracy than the MAGA Republicans and that guy out that door [who] are destroying democracy.”
Biden delivered the speech as part of his Labor Day tour in two battleground states, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, in an effort to boast on his administration’s accomplishments for workers ahead of the midterm elections.
Biden had previously used the speech to attack “MAGA Republicans” in a manner similar to his previous speech on Thursday.
The president claimed that, “extreme MAGA Republicans in Congress have chosen to go backwards, full of anger, violence, hate and division.”
On Thursday, the president argued that “too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal.” He continued, “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”
“There’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. And that is a threat to this country,” Biden claimed. “MAGA Republicans have made their choice. They embrace anger. They thrive on chaos. They live not in the light of truth, but in the shadow of lies. Together, we can choose a different path.”
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