President Joe Biden took aim at former President Donald Trump, criticizing his recent convictions and warning that Trump now poses a greater threat to democracy than he did in 2016.

Speaking at a fundraiser in Greenwich, Connecticut, Biden highlighted Trump’s conviction by a Manhattan jury on 34 felony counts related to hush money payments. “This campaign has entered uncharted territory,” Biden remarked.

Biden emphasized that Trump “wants you to believe it’s all rigged. Nothing could be further from the truth.” Reflecting on the fairness of the trial, Biden noted that Trump’s case was a state matter, conducted by a jury selected through standard procedures, and involved five weeks of evidence. He pointed out that the verdict was unanimous, and Trump has the right to appeal.

“It’s reckless and dangerous and downright irresponsible for anyone to say that it’s rigged just because you don’t like the verdict,” Biden stated, echoing his earlier comments made at the White House. He emphasized that the justice system is a core component of American democracy and “we should never allow anyone to tear it down.”

Trump, who is expected to be the Republican presidential nominee, was convicted on charges stemming from a scheme to pay off adult film actress Stormy Daniels during his 2016 campaign. Trump has condemned the verdict as politically motivated, blaming Biden and positioning himself as a political martyr. Biden countered this narrative, stating, “It’s reckless and dangerous and downright irresponsible for anyone to say that it’s rigged just because you don’t like the verdict.”

Biden went further, accusing Trump of undermining both the judiciary and the electoral system by claiming they are rigged. “Nothing could be more dangerous for the country, more dangerous for American democracy,” he warned.

The president also expressed concern about the potential consequences of a second Trump term. “The threat Trump poses in his second term would be greater than it was in his first,” Biden said, adding, “This isn’t the same Trump that got elected in 2016. He’s worse.”

Biden made these remarks at an event hosted by former HBO CEO Richard Plepler, with guests including television producer Shonda Rhimes. He referenced a campaign ad featuring actor Robert De Niro, who narrates that Trump “snapped” after losing the 2020 election.

“Something snapped in this guy — for real — when he lost in 2020,” Biden said, suggesting Trump’s refusal to accept his loss is “literally driving him crazy” and contributed to the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. “He can’t accept the fact that he lost, it’s literally driving him crazy,” Biden said.

Biden continued his critique, claiming Trump wants to “terminate the Constitution” and has made threats about violence if he loses the upcoming election. “What kind of man is this?” Biden questioned.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comments