Biden Emphasizes Threat to Democracy, Points to Trump’s Actions in Fundraising Efforts

by Madison Thomas
Biden-Trump Reelection Influence

President Joe Biden, during his recent fundraising activities, has openly criticized former President Donald Trump, highlighting the potential threat to democratic institutions if Trump were to return to power. Biden, addressing donors, articulated concerns about Trump’s attempts to undermine the 2020 election results and his involvement in criminal activities related to these efforts.

Trump, currently leading in GOP polls, has accused Biden of being detrimental to American democracy. However, Biden, speaking at a Boston fundraiser, emphasized the serious consequences of Trump’s potential return, citing his self-description as a tool of retribution and his intention to purge the nation of what he calls “vermin.”

Biden also underscored the uniqueness of Trump’s refusal to accept electoral defeat, a first in U.S. history, and recalled Trump’s inaction during the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection.

The president acknowledged the support of figures like former Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., in highlighting the risks Trump poses. He humorously remarked on Trump’s absence at his inauguration during a Boston fundraising event, which is part of a broader campaign to amass funds for his reelection bid. The Boston events are expected to benefit both his campaign and the Democratic Party and include a concert by James Taylor.

Further, Biden’s fundraising tour will extend to the West Coast, with events featuring prominent figures like Steven Spielberg and Shonda Rhimes. Additional fundraisers are scheduled near the White House and in Philadelphia.

Biden’s fundraising efforts have ramped up as the year-end approaches, with November marking a significant period of grassroots contributions since his announcement of seeking a second term. October reports showed over $71 million raised in collaboration with the Democratic National Committee.

One notable Boston event, featuring a concert with Taylor, aligns with Biden’s focus on only political events, deviating from the norm of including official events in such schedules.

In Los Angeles, Biden will attend a high-profile event at the residence of Michael Smith and James Costos, expected to attract numerous celebrities and raise substantial funds. The event’s hosts include Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, David Geffen, Rhimes, and Rob Reiner, with guests like Barbra Streisand and a performance by Lenny Kravitz.

As of September, Biden and the Democratic Party reported having $91 million in funds, bolstered by joint fundraising agreements with the DNC and state parties, allowing for large donations.

This report was contributed to by Big Big News writers Brian Slodysko and Seung Min Kim in Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Biden-Trump Rivalry

What did President Biden say about Trump’s impact on democracy?

President Biden warned that democracy is at serious risk if Trump were to regain presidency. He emphasized Trump’s refusal to accept his election loss and his passive role during the Capitol insurrection.

How is Biden raising campaign funds for his reelection?

Biden is engaging in a series of fundraisers across the country, including events in Boston and on the West Coast. These events feature performances by celebrities like James Taylor and involvement of figures such as Steven Spielberg.

What was unique about Trump’s reaction to losing the 2020 election?

Trump is the first U.S. presidential candidate in history who has not accepted the results of an election, as pointed out by Biden. This refusal has raised concerns about the integrity of democratic processes.

Who are some notable figures supporting Biden’s fundraising efforts?

Celebrities like James Taylor, Steven Spielberg, Shonda Rhimes, and Lenny Kravitz are participating in Biden’s fundraising events. Former Rep. Liz Cheney has also been highlighted as a supportive voice against Trump’s actions.

What was Biden’s comment about Trump not attending his inauguration?

Biden humorously noted that Trump did not attend his inauguration, expressing a lack of disappointment but emphasizing Trump’s continued detachment from traditional presidential norms.

More about Biden-Trump Rivalry

  • Biden’s Critique of Trump
  • Biden Fundraising Events
  • Trump’s 2020 Election Reaction
  • Celebrities Supporting Biden
  • Biden’s Inauguration and Trump

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Sam J December 6, 2023 - 1:07 pm

Wow, Biden’s really calling out Trump here, he’s not holding back at all. Democracy at stake huh? That’s some heavy stuff.

Mike1975 December 6, 2023 - 3:35 pm

Trump not accepting his loss, that’s a big deal, biden’s right to point that out… it’s kinda unprecedented in our history.

Linda_K December 6, 2023 - 5:33 pm

can’t believe all these celebs are jumping in to help with fundraising, James Taylor, Spielberg, pretty impressive list!

TerryG December 6, 2023 - 6:44 pm

haha, Biden’s comment on Trump not showing up at his inauguration, that’s funny but also kinda sad? Shows the divide in our politics right now.


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