On Tuesday, President Joe Biden responded to supporters of former President Donald Trump who brandished anti-Biden signs.
Biden made his comments during a trip to Howell, Michigan.
POTUS on 'F*ck Joe Biden' signs seen during his Michigan trip:
“…Not withstanding some of the signs I saw coming in… that’s why 81 million Americans voted for me! The largest number of votes in American history!" pic.twitter.com/5tpDRhZp2Y
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 5, 2021
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Michigan Biden’s First Stop On A Cross-Country Tour
Biden spoke at a union training center in Howell to an outdoor crowd of under 50 people, including Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), Democratic House members and various local officials. This was his first stop on a cross-country tour.
The president eventually responded to the many Trump supporters who held signs that read “F*** Joe Biden,” “Trump won,” and various other anti-Biden slogans.
Covering @joebiden’s visit to the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324 in Howell, MI for @michigandaily.
Supporters of Donald Trump have begun to gather down the street for a “Stop the Spending” rally. A smalller group of Biden supporters are also present. pic.twitter.com/t66r2h8CKP
— Dominick Sokotoff (@DomSokotoff) October 5, 2021
Trump Supporters Heckle Biden
Trump supporters also held Trump flags and shouted at Biden’s motorcade as he headed to his speaking event.
“We don’t want ya,” one man shouted. “Get out of here.”
Driving into Howell Michigan in motorcade today, POTUS was greeted by at least a dozen signs that read “F#%# Joe Biden” pic.twitter.com/dwU8hbOCVF
— Jarrett Renshaw (@JarrettRenshaw) October 5, 2021
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Biden decided to use one part of his speech to address the negative sentiment he witnessed as he arrived earlier.
The president also attempted to remind Trump’s supporters who won the 2020 election.
Lots of Trump flags and “Fuck Biden” signs. Meshawn Maddock, Co-Chair Michigan Republican Party organized a rally along with the Livingston County GOP and Moms for Liberty. pic.twitter.com/gibsUWss59
— Malachi Barrett (@PolarBarrett) October 5, 2021
Biden: ’81 Million Americans Voted For Me’
“Notwithstanding some of the signs I saw coming in, that’s why 81 million Americans voted for me,” Biden said.
Biden continued, “The largest number of votes in American history, a clear majority are supporting, when they supported me.”
Biden maintained that he won the election in part because so many Americans are behind his trillion dollar spending bills, including the $3.5 trillion bill currently stuck in Congress.
Biden motorcade arrives in Howell, Michigan to protesters and many “Trump won” signs and flags pic.twitter.com/1r21SruFjr
— Rachel Louise Just (@RLJnews) October 5, 2021
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Biden Says Negative Signs Make Him ‘Pumped Up’
The president said that seeing all the signs hurling negative sentiments toward him only made him feel more energized and determined.
When Biden was asked by a reporter for his reaction to the signs, he said “Makes me smile.” replied.
“I get more pumped up,” Biden added.
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