The White House on Sept. 2 defended the presence of U.S. Marines in the background as President Joe Biden a day earlier delivered a speech castigating supporters of former President Donald Trump.
“The presence of the Marines at the speech was intended to demonstrate the deep and abiding respect the president has for these service members to these ideals and the unique role our independent military plays in defending our democracy no matter which party is in power,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said during a briefing in Washington.
Biden spoke at a national park in Philadelphia, standing on an elevated platform….


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