Rather than calling out Trump by name, Biden is targeting the Make America Great Again takeover of the Republican Party.
- The attack line followed months of testing from the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
- Democrats believe ‘ultra MAGA’ tells a story of a movement that’s no longer just about Trump.
- Republicans have embraced the ‘ultra MAGA’ label and accuse Biden of abandoning his pledge to unite.
WASHINGTON — Looking to avert a midterm disaster that would all but end his domestic agenda, President Joe Biden has landed on a message aimed squarely at the political movement of his predecessor.
But he’s not mentioning Donald Trump.
Instead, the White House is working aggressively to paint Republicans and their policies as an “ultra MAGA agenda” in a push to overcome the president’s brutal approval ratings and voters’ frustration with high inflation to help Democrats maintain control of Congress.