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Sadly, Biden Was the Laugh of the G7 Party
US President Joe Biden did no favors for himself or his country when he participated in the G7 meeting in London earlier this week. And his private meeting with Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin was nothing short of embarrassing.
In a display of vagueness and apparent disorientation, Biden made gaffe after gaffe, causing the other members of the G7 to laugh out loud at his expense. In an effort to prove that he was up to the task he had undertaken, Joe Biden brought disrespect to his office and to his country.
Before the G7 even began, at an audience with Queen Elizabeth II, who, at the age of 95, is still the reigning monarch of Great Britain and no doubt quite a bit more in touch with reality than the President, Biden neglected to remove his dark aviator sunglasses, a breach of protocol that someone on his staff certainly should have prevented. The royal protocol requires that one must remove sunglasses during a meeting with the Queen, who likes to look into a person’s eyes when she speaks with him.
Then, after the meeting, Biden told the press some of the things they talked about, another breach of the royal protocol that requires that the content of these meetings between visiting heads of state and the Queen are private and should never be revealed to the public. At a press conference after the meeting, Biden even openly compared the Queen to his mother. While he no doubts considered this a compliment, it must have been fairly insulting to the elderly monarch – being compared to a commoner.
Then, during the opening session of the G7, Biden publicly corrected Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, pointing out – erroneously – that he had failed to introduce the man Biden called “the President of South Africa.” “I certainly didn’t,” Johnson responded to Biden. Johnson hadn’t overlooked him at all. Biden had apparently just missed it. In the end, it was Boris Johnson who corrected Joe Biden, and the delegates had a good laugh at our President’s expense.
In the course of the G7 discussions, the subject of China came up. And although a commitment to human rights in China was addressed by the delegates, they ultimately refused to condemn the Chinese government (CCP) for its massive abuse of the Uyghur population in Xinjiang province and the Falun Gong throughout China. The Chinese government has made its official policy to systematically round up, enslave, torture, steal body parts from living victims, and murder an entire population of people because of their religion. Whatever commitment Biden may give lip service to in the area of human rights, he was unable to use what should have been the weight of his authority as American President to have the G7 denounce the huge crime against humanity being perpetrated on the Uyghurs and Falun Gong by the CCP.
There was more, of course, because Biden continued to embarrass himself (something of which he seemed to be completely oblivious). But the big event, even bigger than the marginally effective meeting of the heads of seven of the Western World’s most powerful states, was the one-on-one meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden.
It was a rout. The meeting ended earlier than expected, after less than four hours. It was apparently concluded by Putin, who nevertheless was uncharacteristically gracious when he was asked about it. He said, “I think there was no hostility. Quite the contrary. Both of these sides showed a willingness to understand one another and find ways to bring our positions closer together. [Mr. Biden] is a very experienced politician.” In fact, it appears that Putin was completely in control and that his generosity was a sign of how much control he really had.
It was later reported that among the subjects they discussed was cybersecurity and the recent attacks against several American companies that interrupted our fuel and meat supply and even the education of our children. Putin refused to take responsibility for these cyberattacks and assured Biden that they had originated in North and South America. In his own words, “Russia isn’t on the list.”
Biden later said that he had warned Putin that the U.S. would respond if the cyberattacks continue, especially in a critical industry, but it is unclear how much weight his warning could have had on the Russian tyrant who thought he was clearly in control of the meeting.
In a news conference after the meeting, Biden said, “Responsible countries need to take action against criminals who conduct ransomware activities on their territory.” But this was clearly scripted by unnamed speech writers. It is doubtful that Putin took the warning seriously or that Biden even has the will – or the ability – to follow up on his threat.
And one final mortifying story: During the G7 meetings, Biden was seen (and caught on camera) as he appeared to be wandering around an outdoor patio, looking a bit lost. When he was asked how the discussions were going, he seemed confused. But before he could answer anything more than “Very well,” the First Lady Jill Biden rushed over and said, “No, no, no, come on.” She then took the president’s hand and led him away from the reporter as though he were a small child or a senile parent. The President did not appear to be embarrassed, and he followed his wife willingly. He just smiled at the people nearby and said, “Nice seeing you,” as Jill led him away, giving the people around him another opportunity to burst out laughing at the President.
When the President of the United States becomes a laughing stock because of his apparent confusion over even the simplest matters, then America is in trouble. Our friends will not be able to trust us or depend on us, and our enemies will leap to take advantage of a weak and vulnerable U.S. government.
No matter how close his team watches him, no matter how much they try to limit his access to the press and to the public, the slips that happen regularly are ultimately going to do great harm to American interests, both at home and abroad.
The President’s behavior throughout the G7 meeting and the meeting with Putin that followed did nothing to alleviate the suspicions that many Americans have that the President’s cognitive ability is fading rapidly. This, of course, leads to another question: Is Joe Biden really able to carry out his duties as President of the United States and leader of the free world?
But bad as he is, the list of people who would replace him if he cannot continue his job is worse. Know-nothing, do-nothing Vice President Kamala Harris would be a disaster for this country, and next in line is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Not one of the above is capable of running this great country, but they are what we have at the moment.
This disastrous state affair is far from what the founding fathers anticipated when they envisioned America’s future. America is in a no-win situation. The best we can hope for is a more positive outcome in the 2022 elections that will put reliable and patriotic representatives of the American people back in power in Washington. The election is now only seventeen months away. One can hope that Joe Biden will be able to stay in office for the duration, and that the House and Senate will both gain a strong Republican majority in 2022 that will hold the Democrats in check until the Presidential election in 2024.
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