Joe Biden scolded Americans Thursday night, stating that “You can’t love your country only when you win”. This statement is a curious contrast to Michelle Obama’s infamous statement that she was only proud of her country once her husband was winning.

Biden, who demonized ‘MAGA Republicans’ as a threat to the nation while delivering a prime time address in Philadelphia said:

“Democracy cannot survive when one side believes there are only two outcomes to an election: either they win or they were cheated. And that’s where MAGA Republicans are today.

They don’t understand what every patriotic American knows: You can’t love your country only when you win. It’s fundamental.”

This speech is being compared to Michelle Obama’s shocking statement in 2008 when then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) began racking up primary wins against Hillary Clinton. The former First Lady said: “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”

She strongly implicated that she did not love her country when the personal political beliefs of her and her husband were not in the ascendancy.

As for being “cheated,” many Democrats claimed that Donald Trump “stole” the 2016 election, including Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who continued to claim (despite her concession speech) that Russia had delivered the presidency to Trump, and that he was an “illegitimate” president.

Biden’s address, set against a red background, was widely panned for its tone, and for the fact that he used two Marines in the backdrop during what was a partisan political diatribe.

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