Biden: Crisis of credibility

m.knox

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https://rollcall.com/2022/03/30/biden-crisis-of-credibility/

It’s been another bad week for the president, as White House staffers, and Biden himself on Monday, tried to clean up a string of troubling gaffes made during his crucial trip to meet with NATO leaders as the Ukraine war continued to rage.

With Russian President Vladimir Putin hinting that a nuclear response was possible if NATO directly intervenes in Ukraine or threatens Russia itself, Biden’s misstatements couldn’t have come at a worse moment. Yet, when asked about his ad-lib remarks to American servicemen in Poland, his response to the possible use of chemical weapons by Russia, and now, famously, his barely nuanced call for the ousting of Putin, incredulously, Biden told reporters, “None of the three occurred.”

It was a mind-boggling moment.

Even the president’s supporters in the media are having trouble excusing Biden’s latest attempt to explain away his gaffes, which sent shock waves across international diplomatic and security circles. The world is wondering who is in charge. It has come to that.

After months of verbal stumbles, what is most worrisome is that we don’t know whether Biden actually believes what he’s saying when he makes a gaffe, which in and of itself is problematic. Or whether it’s a cynical tactic to move on from what has been one major misstatement after another by this president, the gravest of these this past week.

Since Biden’s return from Europe, there has been a lot of hand-wringing over his leadership and his ability to govern, with many pundits suggesting that the problem is the president’s tendency to drift from the script. If only Biden would stick to the prepared text and teleprompter, they argue, his problems go away.

But even a brief analysis of his prepared budget remarks, delivered just ahead of taking questions from reporters, is a better explanation of why Biden has taken such a hit in the polls personally and on almost every major issue likely to drive the outcome of the November elections.

Simply put, this president hasn’t been straight with the American people, and it has cost him his credibility. A quick fact check of a few of Biden’s assertions on the economy Monday is a perfect example.
 

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https://rollcall.com/2022/03/30/biden-crisis-of-credibility/

It’s been another bad week for the president, as White House staffers, and Biden himself on Monday, tried to clean up a string of troubling gaffes made during his crucial trip to meet with NATO leaders as the Ukraine war continued to rage.

With Russian President Vladimir Putin hinting that a nuclear response was possible if NATO directly intervenes in Ukraine or threatens Russia itself, Biden’s misstatements couldn’t have come at a worse moment. Yet, when asked about his ad-lib remarks to American servicemen in Poland, his response to the possible use of chemical weapons by Russia, and now, famously, his barely nuanced call for the ousting of Putin, incredulously, Biden told reporters, “None of the three occurred.”

It was a mind-boggling moment.

Even the president’s supporters in the media are having trouble excusing Biden’s latest attempt to explain away his gaffes, which sent shock waves across international diplomatic and security circles. The world is wondering who is in charge. It has come to that.

After months of verbal stumbles, what is most worrisome is that we don’t know whether Biden actually believes what he’s saying when he makes a gaffe, which in and of itself is problematic. Or whether it’s a cynical tactic to move on from what has been one major misstatement after another by this president, the gravest of these this past week.

Since Biden’s return from Europe, there has been a lot of hand-wringing over his leadership and his ability to govern, with many pundits suggesting that the problem is the president’s tendency to drift from the script. If only Biden would stick to the prepared text and teleprompter, they argue, his problems go away.

But even a brief analysis of his prepared budget remarks, delivered just ahead of taking questions from reporters, is a better explanation of why Biden has taken such a hit in the polls personally and on almost every major issue likely to drive the outcome of the November elections.


Simply put, this president hasn’t been straight with the American people, and it has cost him his credibility. A quick fact check of a few of Biden’s assertions on the economy Monday is a perfect example.
Don't forget, biden has a long history of lying to the American people!
 

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General Jack Keane has been right the entire time. He has been spot on. Zelensky wants tanks, planes, and missle defense systems. Not to keep going, but to destroy the Russian invasion. And where are we? Like he said, no passion and late for support. What a joke this administration is. They have the opportunity to destroy the invasion. Meanwhile, Zelensky is waiting.
 
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