More than 60,000 Americans have died from coronavirus during the initial weeks of the “Biden” administration. We are also on the verge of a humanitarian crisis in Texas, due to a cold snap, massive power outages and unprecedented numbers of pipes bursting in homes, apartments and municipal buildings. Not to worry, though! Joe Biden is playing Mario Kart (see picture)!
As I’ve pointed out more than once since January 20, we don’t know exactly who is running the country right now. But we do know with certainty that it is not Joe Biden.
In a quiet report that didn’t earn a lot of headlines for some reason this week, the White House announced that Kamala Harris has been taking all of the head-of-state phone calls. Joe is, um… busy, or something.
Both Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron called the White House, and the presumed “President of the United States” did not pick up the phone. Kamala answered.
Talk about an insult!
It’s considered deeply offensive in diplomatic circles to make one head-of-state talk to an underling in situations like this. It’s literally not in Kamala Harris’s job description to take phone calls from foreign leaders, when they’re expecting to talk to the President of the United States. It sends a message to our allies along the lines of, “Your crappy little country and its little leader are not worth the time of our leader, so you can just talk to the hired help instead.”
Prime Minister Trudeau was probably calling to talk to Biden about his abrupt cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The executive order that Biden signed moments after inauguration killed tens of thousands of jobs in Canada and did deep economic harm to our closest neighbor – harm that’s going to last for many years to come unless Biden reverses course. But instead of being able to talk to Joe Biden and try to work something out, Trudeau was treated to a lecture on climate change from Kamala Harris.
Newspapers in Europe, which tend to be much more honest about politics in America than our own media is, declared that Biden “brutally ignored” President Macron. The French leader had wanted to talk to Biden about the possibility of lifting President Trump’s tariffs on French wines and cheeses… but instead, Macron was treated to a lecture on climate change from Kamala Harris.
We used to complain about President Obama bowing to foreign leaders, but at least he was able to meet with them. Biden can’t even take a phone call because his team is so desperate to hide his obvious dementia from the world. And we know from the campaign that Kamala Harris is not good at speaking off-the-cuff. Do you suppose she has her little climate change lecture for world leaders written out on a series of cue cards?
They claim that Biden spoke on the phone with Dictator Xi from China, but who knows whether that’s true? China and the White House are telling different stories about the contents of the call, so who are we supposed to believe?
Even though they’re doing their level best to hide Biden’s incapacity from the world, the media is starting to get nervous. One reporter asked the White House Press Secretary this week, “Well, when is Joe Biden going to be meeting in person with a foreign leader?”
The White House says it will be at least “a couple of months.” The coronavirus is the excuse, obviously. Kind of makes you wonder who that lucky foreign leader will be. I’m guessing he or she will have a confused facial expression – wondering where Joe Biden is – as Kamala Harris escorts them around the White House before treating them to a lecture on climate change.
Team Biden has a daunting task ahead of them. The President of the United States is supposed to be one of the most visible people on the planet, but they have to keep him hidden away for the next two years. They also have to keep him alive, obviously. Under the Constitution, Kamala Harris could be president for nearly ten years if Biden makes it to the two-year mark (assuming the Democrats successfully rig the next two elections). If he doesn’t make it that long, or if the world learns just how serious his dementia is, Kamala would only be eligible to remain president for up to seven years. There’s a cheery thought.