(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) – When President Joe Biden delivered a prime-time address in Philadelphia on Thursday, the dark red setting generated a great deal of buzz.
Biden's speech, in which he sought to frame November's midterm elections as a continuation of his 2020 cycle's "battle for the soul of the nation" and portrayed MAGA forces, led by former President Donald Trump and his allies, as being determined to take the country backward, was delivered outside Independence Hall. Biden, who walked in with first lady Jill Biden, was framed on either side by a standing Marine and red lights cast upon a brick wall and American flags.
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"Dramatic setup here, with red and blue spotlights coloring Independence Hall and a uniformed member of the military standing on each side of the main door. Several American flags and a long red carpet were behind POTUS as he spoke," a press pool report said. However, the tight shot of Biden seen on camera only appeared to show the red, giving the event a hellish flair.