The Washington Post

Mr. Biden’s MAGA mistake


President Biden made a serious mistake in attacking MAGA Republican­s indiscrimi­nately. Millions of Americans support the former president and might think of themselves as MAGA Republican­s. But a small fraction of them really are violent extremists and white supremacis­ts — a very small fraction. Many might believe that the last election was stolen without believing they should cheat their way to victory in the next one. To say, in effect, they are all violent cheats is to ascribe to them the very worst motives. Not a winning strategy.

He should be speaking to those MAGA Republican­s who are not extremists. He should recognize that painting them all with an anti-american unpatrioti­c paintbrush is divisive. Attacking MAGA Republican­s is divisive. Period. The wrong message.

Charles Taylor, Washington

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