A video from a recently naturalized immigrant and Trump supporter has gone viral, as the immigrant blasted President Joe Biden for demonizing “MAGA Republicans” during his dark and divisive primetime speech on Thursday night.
In the wake of Biden’s speech, Ghana-born Alma Ohene-Opare posted a video explaining why he and his children are “MAGA Republicans” and calling out Biden for viciously attacking his political opponents.
During Biden’s speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, he demonized former President Donald Trump and his tens of millions of supporters — calling them dangerous “extremists” who want to destroy American “democracy,” and essentially declared war on half of the country.
The president particularly attacked those who he called “MAGA Republicans” — supporters of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan — saying that they are a threat to the country and arguing that “equality and democracy are under assault. We do ourselves no favors to pretend otherwise.”
“Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal. Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,” Biden claimed.
“MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution,” he argued. “They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people. They refuse to accept the results of a free election, and they’re working right now, as I speak, in state after state to give power to decide elections in America to partisans and cronies, empowering election deniers to undermine democracy itself.”
"MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution, they do not believe in the rule of law." pic.twitter.com/AOpEHVrrZE
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) September 2, 2022
Critics, including conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, condemned Biden’s speech for being divisive and dangerous.
“That was the most demagogic, outrageous, and divisive speech I have ever seen from an American president,” Shapiro tweeted. “Joe Biden essentially declared all those who oppose him and his agenda enemies of the republic. Truly shameful.”
That was the most demagogic, outrageous, and divisive speech I have ever seen from an American president. Joe Biden essentially declared all those who oppose him and his agenda enemies of the republic. Truly shameful. pic.twitter.com/ZcJX2BbZlt
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 2, 2022
Following Biden’s attack on his political opposition, Ohene-Opare — who identified himself as both an immigrant and a MAGA Republican — posted a video on social media to comment on the president’s dangerous and anti-American speech.
Ohene-Opare noted that he became a naturalized citizen in 2021 and has been raising his family in the United States. The Trump-supporting immigrant said that he first moved to the U.S. at 19 years old, and finally became a citizen after 18 years of living here and working to become an American while also raising four children.
He then expressed how distraught he was that Biden and his allies have chosen to attack the tens of millions of Americans who oppose the radical left’s agenda.
“Mr. President, I am also a conservative Republican. Or what you have recently labeled a ‘MAGA Republican,’” Ohene-Opare said. “Over the last few days, you have looked into the camera and called me and millions of people like me ‘extremists.’ You have told me and my children that we don’t matter to you because of our beliefs.
“Your spokespeople and the media have labeled us ‘dangerous,’ ‘full of hate,’ and a ‘threat to democracy,’” he added. “You went as far as to suggest that we would not stand a chance against government F-15s in defending our country from tyranny. Your party leaders have taken your cue and called us ‘terrorists.’ And all this without taking any time to acknowledge our humanity, listen to our concerns, or seek to understand our fears.”
Ohene-Opare then called Biden out for emulating tyrants in foreign countries who call their enemies evil and use government armies to put down their citizens.
The patriotic immigrant went on to describe what “MAGA” means to him — and to millions of other Americans — delivering an inspiring explanation of what being an American truly means.
“This is the reason many of us embrace the call to Make American Great Again,” Ohene-Opare said.
“It is because we believe our great nation is under a moral, fiscal, and spiritual assault,” he explained. “We’re MAGA because we want to restore the promise in the hearts of our children that this is the place where their efforts will be rewarded and where their true potential can be realized.”
“We are MAGA because we believe in freedom of speech, the freedom to exercise our religion. We believe in limited government, and the rule of law,” Ohene-Opare continued.
“We are MAGA because we love the Constitution and believe our Founders established a means for ‘we the people’ to defend it from enemies both foreign and domestic.”
“I am MAGA, because I want to be able to look into the eyes of my four black children to assure them that they’re not victims, that they hold inside them what it takes to achieve anything they set their hearts on,” he added.
“We believe that our leaders should put America and its interests first before any other nation. We believe our government should not saddle our children and grandchildren with insurmountable debt chasing after a misguided idea of controlling or changing the course of the climate,” Ohene-Opare noted.
He then pointed to the events of January 6, noting that even MAGA Republicans were “horrified to witness” the violence that happened that day and believe that “justice must be served” — but made sure to differentiate between those who did wrong during the riot and the Republicans “who feel disaffected and disenfranchised” that are being painted with “the false moniker of ‘insurrectionists.’”
Ohene-Opare went on to discuss his concerns about the Department of Justice and the FBI, saying: “We are MAGA because we love law enforcement but doubt whether the Justice Department or the FBI can be trusted to deal fairly and impartially when they have given us clear and repeated evidence of their political bias against half of the country.”
He then talked about the upcoming midterms, and called on Biden to “tear down this wall of divisiveness” and “heed your own call for unity.”
“As a new American, this November will be the first time I get to exercise my right to vote,” Ohene-Opare said. “The right I’ve waited nearly two decades to earn. I understand the urge during an election season to attack those you see as political opponents, but, Mr. President, I am not your enemy. And the tens of millions of MAGA Republicans are not filled with hate towards anyone. We love this country. We’re heirs of the great legacy of freedom this country has afforded us and wish to exercise our right to be heard and not demonized.”
“So I ask you, Mr. President, to tear down this wall of divisiveness and division that seeks to pit your fellow citizens against one another,” he continued. “Heed your own call for unity and lay off the rhetoric that seeks to demonize and defame millions of people who would give their lives and fortunes to defend these United States.”
“If you believe in the redemption of America, then give my children a reason to hope, a reason to believe that our best days are ahead of us in spite of the challenges we face as a country,” Ohene-Opare added. “Thank you for listening.”
— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) September 3, 2022
Ohene-Opare’s viral video drew so much attention that he appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday to discuss his life as a newly naturalized immigrant and his criticisms of Biden.