President Joe Biden can act like he’s a tough guy, but he has continually folded under pressure. First, Biden waived sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2, and now Biden is snuggling up close to Saudi Arabia for more oil.
In February 2020, Biden tweeted, “Vladimir Putin doesn’t want me to be President. He doesn’t want me to be our nominee. If you’re wondering why — it’s because I’m the only person in this field who’s ever gone toe-to-toe with him.”
During Biden’s campaign, he was hypercritical of Saudi Arabia. That is, until he needs them.
Biden previously said that he’s going to make Saudi Arabia “pay the price, and make them in fact the pariah that they are.” Biden also said that there is “very little social redeeming value in the present government in Saudi Arabia.”
What’s Biden think now? A fist bump will make it all go away.
When Biden went to Saudi Arabia last week, he met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and after the meeting Biden did a press conference. In the press conference, Biden was asked if he brought up journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in 2018.
Biden responded, “He basically said that he was not personally responsible for it. I indicated I thought he was.”
Originally, the White House edited this response. The original transcript said, “THE PRESIDENT: He basically said that he — he was not personally responsible for it. I indicated that he probably was.”
But now, if you look at the transcript, it reflects what Biden actually said and the words “he probably” is crossed out.
This isn’t the only time the White House has had Biden’s back. Another recent example is when Biden said, “Repeat the line,” after reading a quote. Biden then repeated the quote.
The White House altered the transcript and wrote, “Let me repeat the line.”
Regardless of what Biden meant to say, that’s not what he said. Accuracy and transparency from the White House is key for a free country.
In fact, the Biden administration isn’t living up to a promise that’s been made to the American people. When Biden took office, former Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden is going to “bring transparency and truth back to the government.” That’s obviously not the case.