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Fox Radio host Todd Starnes issued a call for all gun-toting, Bible clinging deplorable Americans to “stand and fight” and not become complacent in a speech at the annual Values Voter Summit hosted by the Family Research Council in Washington D.C.
Touching on many topics during his brief speech, Starnes reminded the attendees of the event that just because one battle had been won, it didn’t mean that the war was won.
“We cannot afford to be complacent,” he said, noting that the continuance of conservative policies in government hinged on the turnout of Republican voters in the upcoming midterm elections.
Starnes alluded to former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s infamous “basket of deplorables” comment, and said that former Vice President Joe Biden had come out with his own, similar comment, calling Trump supporters the “dregs of society”
“Well I say it’s better to be a dreg of society than an unemployed…pajama boy living in his mother’s basement,” he said, mocking the former vice president’s comments.
Starnes, who spoke just before Vice President Mike Pence, said the moment he became a complete supporter of Donald Trump was when the real estate mogul picked Pence to be his running mate.
“I believe in 2024 he’s going to make one heck of a great president of these United States.”
In closing his speech, the author of The Deplorables Guide to America told the Christian value voters assembled at the Omni Shoreham Hotel that the culture war required all hands on deck
“The time has come for all of us to take a stand,” the Fox News host said. “We are surrounded, the cultural bullets are flying, the enemies of freedom are advancing, and the time has come for all of us to stand resolute…We are freedom’s last line of defense.”