President Biden traveled to Michigan on Tuesday in a desperate attempt to promote his stalling “Build Back Better” agenda – but the reception was when he arrived to deliver his speech was certainly not what the frail president was looking for.
Hundreds of protesters crowded the site chanting and holding signs saying “F**k Joe Biden.”
At one point, the protesters cheered when a green front-end loader with a “No Biden” sign traveled down the road, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Another sign in the crowd read, “Build Back Broke,” the Detroit News reported.
A clearly rattled President Biden addressed the overwhelmingly negative reception in Michigan, boasting to the protesters that he won the 2020 election with a record 81 million votes.
“Not withstanding some of the signs I saw coming in … that’s why 81 million Americans voted for me,” Biden said, emphasizing that he has a mandate to implement his “Build Back Better” agenda. “The largest number of votes in American history — a clear majority!”
Many in the crowd told FOX 2 of Detroit that they didn’t like the size of the Democrats’ proposed $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill or the $3.5 trillion so-called reconciliation bill of safety-net spending that most members of Biden’s party hope to pass as a package.
“The money has to come from somewhere,” protester Londa Gatt said. “You can’t keep printing it.”
The protesters also spoke about the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border as well as vaccination mandates as reasons for opposing Biden.
“I think this is reflective of how upset people in everyday America are, when you leave the Washington bubble, about the spending going on in Washington, D.C.,” Meghan Reckling, chair of the Livingston County Republicans in Michigan, told FOX 2 about the turnout of protesters.
When POTUS first made his way to the podium, he was met with some booing. MLive reported that Democratic Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin was “embarrassed” by the protesters.
““F*** Biden” was visible on flags and signs carried by a crowd of protesters gathered along M-59 in Livingston County, a deeply conservative part of the state. U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, said she was “embarrassed” by the profane message as she sat next to the president, who pointed out the signs as they passed by the rally.”
Apparently the president told Slotkin he said he was “surprised” the protesters were being “profane around children.”
“He said, ‘aren’t we next to a school?’” Slotkin said, according to MLive. “I pointed out the school to him and, he said ‘I guess I’m still surprised when people, even if they don’t like me, are willing to be that profane around children.’”
“It’s just a sad moment when someone can stand blocks from a school with a sign using that kind of profanity,” Slotkin said.
MLive pointed out that an elementary school is located a block down the road from the protest, but it’s unclear if any children were in attendance at the protest.
Last week, Biden and congressional Democrats failed to pass two massive trillion-dollar spending packages tied to the president’s domestic agenda which is why he has taken to the road to push his plans.
The Daily Wire reported:
“Pelosi is facing a double loss Thursday, with both the trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure deal — or “BIF” — and the White House’s massive $3.5 trillion “reconciliation” spending package, are both set to meet failure in the House, with the progressives intent on killing the BIF and Senate mavericks, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) looking to derail the Biden administration’s pet “human infrastructure” package.
Pelosi insisted, as late as Thursday morning, that she intends to hold a vote on the BIF and then a vote on the “reconciliation” bill — a bill she’s pushed as a “zero cost” measure, despite its $3.5 trillion price tag.”
Author: Bruce Williams