White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that those who disagree with “the majority” are exhibiting “an extreme way of thinking” and must be treated as a threat.
Jean-Pierre stated, “When you are not with where the majority of Americans are, then, you know, that is extreme.”
“That is an extreme way of thinking,” she added.
Reporters pressed the Press Secretary to clarify what she meant by “extreme.”
On Thursday, Jean-Pierre told reporters, “The president thinks there is an extremist threat to our democracy.”
She added, “The way that he sees is the MAGA Republicans are the most energized part of the Republican party – that extreme, this is an extreme threat to our democracy, to our freedom, to our rights.”
The message seems to be this: If you are not a Democrat, you’re extreme.
Jean-Pierre stated that cutting taxes on the middle classes is “extreme”:
Last week, the WH press secretary refused to explain what Biden meant by calling MAGA Republicans “semi-fascists” during a recent campaign appearance.
Biden said at the time: “The MAGA Republicans don’t just threaten our personal rights and economic security,” before declaring “MAGA Republicans” are “a threat to our very democracy. They refuse to accept the will of the people. They embrace — embrace — political violence. They don’t believe in democracy.”
“It’s not hyperbole,” he continued, adding, “America is at a genuine inflection point.”
“It occurs every six or seven generations in world history,” further proclaiming, “What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy… It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something — it’s like semi-fascism.”
“I respect conservative Republicans,” Biden said, adding, “I don’t respect these MAGA Republicans.”