After much speculation and delay, President Joe Biden finally announced his re-election campaign on Tuesday, and not surprisingly, Republicans were quick with a response that detailed what they believe are the innumerable dangers the nation would face if he were to win a second term, as the Daily Mail reports.
The GOP's reaction to Biden's claim that he needs to “finish the job” he started came in the form of an A.I.-assisted video release designed to provide a glimpse into what the party fears another four years with Biden at the helm could entail.
The New York Post explains that the 30-second offering from the Republican National Committee is replete with all sorts of dark and foreboding images of what might theoretically follow another Biden—Harris inauguration.
A.I.-generated images of disastrous scenarios such as an invasion of Taiwan by the Chinese military, widespread bank failures in the United States, and major cities overtaken by criminals are featured throughout as is audio of fictionalized news reports describing the chaos.
The overarching theme of the video is presented to viewers in the form of on-screen text that asks, “What if the weakest president we've ever had were re-elected?” WATCH:
In addition to the aforementioned video, the Republican National Committee issued a statement from its chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, blasting the very idea of a Biden re-election campaign.
“Biden is so out-of-touch that after creating crisis after crisis, he things he deserves another four years,” McDaniel began.
The party chair continued, “If voters let Biden 'finish the job,' inflation will continue to skyrocket, crime rates will rise, more fentanyl will cross our open borders, children will continue to be left behind, and American families will be worse off.”
“Republicans are united to beat Biden and Americans are counting down the days until they can send Biden packing,” McDaniel concluded.
Amid reports that Biden's announcement would happen on Tuesday, former President Donald Trump – the current presumptive frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2024 – issued an advance statement on Monday expressing incredulity that the octogenarian Democrat would launch another campaign.
After outlining what he believes to be the most egregious of Biden's failures to date, Trump declared that “it is almost inconceivable that Biden would even think of running for reelection.”
Calling into question Biden's ability to withstand the rigors of a rematch, Trump added, “I promise you this: when I stand on that debate stage and compare our records, it will be Radical Democrats' worst nightmare because there's never been a record as bad as they have, and our country has never been through so much.”
“There has never been a greater contrast between two successive adminstrations in all of American history. Ours being greatness, and theirs being failure,” Trump added.
Trump's take was by no means the only critical reaction to Biden's announcement, with a number of prominent conservatives lining up to take shots at the president's record and his designs on another term in office, as the Mail noted.
Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund asked bluntly, “Why in the world is President Biden running for reelection? He has been an unmitigated disaster in the job. Whether it's his worst-in-40-years inflation; continued school closures; the out-of-control-and-about-to-get-worse border crisis; the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle; lawless executive actions like the vaccine mandate, the eviction moratorium, and the student loan debt payoff scam; or any of a host of other issues, Biden's policies have hurt America and continue to hurt America.”
Already having endorsed Trump for the next presidential cycle, Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) declared in response to Biden's announcement, “Our country will not support another four years of Joe Biden's disastrous policies crushing hardworking American families.”
Unfortunately for Biden, it is not just conservative voices casting doubt on the wisdom of his campaign decision, with an NBC News poll recently revealing that 70% of Americans – and more than half of all Democrats – do not want him to run again, making for some potentially serious electoral headwinds for the current commander in chief.