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This weekend President Joe Biden endured scathing criticism from his interviews with far-left outlet Now This.
Throughout the presidential forum posted online, the president answered questions and listened to statements from a range of topics including abortion access, the climate and gun legislation.
The straw that seemed to break the camel's back was the interview conducted regarding transgender rights.
This interview was performed by the TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney, who was born a man but identifies as a woman. Mulvaney has garnered millions of followers for the caricature-like takes on transitioning into "girlhood" in the viral series, "Days of Girlhood."
Mulvaney began the interview by announcing the numbers of days since transitioning, "Mr. President, this is my 221st day of publicly transitioning."
"God love you," was Biden's response.
While it is no secret the Biden administration has been pro-LGBTQ agenda from the start, having the president fully support these actions is groundbreaking.
"I am extremely privileged to live in a state that allows me access to the resources I need, and that decision is just between me and my doctors," Mulvaney continued. "But many states have lawmakers that feel like they can involve themselves in this very personal process.
"Do you think states should have a right to ban gender-affirming healthcare?" Mulvaney asked.
"I don't think any state or anybody should have the right to do that. As a moral question and as a legal question, I just think it's wrong," Biden declared. "You know, I think I was saying before we started that my son, my deceased son, used to be the attorney general of the state of Delaware. He passed the broadest piece of legislation that he, as attorney general, was able to convince the legislature and the governor to sign that dealt with all gender-affirming capabilities."
Hearing the President of the United States say it is morally wrong for states to ban transgender surgeries and puberty blockers from minors sent shockwaves through the political sphere.
"Just so we're clear—the official Democratic party position now is that puberty blockers and sex reassignment surgery for kids is good," tweeted Libs of TikTok, a social media page that reposts examples of extreme leftism.
Daily Wire host Ben Shapiro lambasted both parties involved in the interview for the attempt at taking the 'moral high ground':
"The president of the United States explains to a man cosplaying as a woman that it is 'moral' to allow the mutilation of gender-confused children. Our civilization is in a state of ethical collapse."
The president of the United States explains to a man cosplaying as a woman that it is 'moral' to allow the mutilation of gender-confused children. Our civilization is in a state of ethical collapse. https://t.co/VtVAjQtOxr— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 24, 2022
As more states move to block the mutilation of minors, doctors are beginning to halt the transitions of minors as more light is being shed on the topic.
With the recent in-depth reporting from Matt Walsh at the Daily Wire exposing the Vanderbilt University Medical Center performing these surgeries on children, people across the country are waking up to transgender surgery for minors.
The main reason for doctors to perform these surgeries has been exposed as being financially lucrative. They do not care what happens to the patient or how their life turns out, because according to Dr. Shayne Taylor of VUMC, it is a "big money maker" due to the large amount of "follow ups" the patients need.
And the president just called this a morally right procedure to perform.
This is not the first time Mulvaney has drawn the public's ire, either.
The week before the presidential forum took place, Mulvaney was invited to a podcast by makeup company Ulta Beauty to discuss "The Beauty of...Girlhood."
The problem? Both Mulvaney and the podcaster host are biological males.
Since the majority of customers for Ulta are women, this interview was not well received, especially when Mulvaney made the statement, "I want to be a mom one day."
Conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey was having none of it and called out the company for its misogyny:
"You had two grown men tell actual women what it's like to be a girl, as if they could have any earthly idea. That has nothing to do with beauty; it's lunacy, and it's insulting."
You had two grown men tell actual women what it's like to be a girl, as if they could have any earthly idea. That has nothing to do with beauty; it's lunacy, and it's insulting— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) October 17, 2022
This backlash, along with the state of the economy and rising crime, has Democrats uneasy about the upcoming midterm elections. Should Republicans take back Congress, it will ensure a gridlock between the legislative and executive branches and hamper the Biden administration from getting any more legislation passed outside of executive orders.
James Lasher is a Copy Editor for Charisma Media.
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