Biden Gets Ignored at Summit, Takes Swipe at Media, and Falls to His Lowest Numbers Yet

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Democrats would like to have people watch their Jan. 6 production instead of the failure that is Joe Biden. But unfortunately for them, more people are feeling the impact of the many failures of Biden than are watching the made-for-TV drama they are trying to sell.


Biden is at the Summit of the Americas and it has not been going well. At an event that’s supposed to be about unity and neighbors coming together, some countries just blew Joe Biden off and didn’t show up, including Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries to whom we are going to give $1.9 billion in aid. We’re giving them a ton of money but they can’t even be bothered to show up? Even the former Obama global engagement director Brett Bruen pointed out that the event was a “catastrophic failure.” Isn’t it great to have the adults back in charge?

This is no longer the case under Joe Biden. America’s leader is now disrespected by inferior heads of state, who defer instead to the interests of broken nations like Cuba and Venezuela. It’s clear these countries, sensing weakness in Washington, now feel confident in their ability to snub our president, unlike the last time the U.S. hosted in 1994, when Cuba was excluded. As Matthew Rooney of the Bush Presidential Center said, the snub “sends a political signal that the drawing power of the United States is not what it used to be.” This is a question not just of optics but of real policy consequences for America. Another migrant caravan — said to be the largest in history, estimated at 15,000 people — is headed northward. All this is happening as the reach of China’s Belt and Road Initiative has extended to 22 Latin American countries, with Chinese investments of $17 billion in the region last year and a 35 percent increase in trade.

Bizarrely, the summit invitees are being allowed to get away with the snub. In a month, Biden plans to host López Obrador at the White House. It’s like rewarding a delinquent student who doesn’t show up to class by giving him a hall pass. America cannot restore its respect by embracing nations that turn their backs to us.


Biden himself created a telling image of just how much our neighbors were paying attention to him at the event. It was not a good look as he searched for attention that didn’t seem to be there.

While multiple people seemed to engage Justin Trudeau and some of the other leaders, no one seemed to be engaging Biden at an event where, normally, you would think everyone would be trying to bend the ear of the leader of the United States of America to push for their interests.

Then there was this moment where he invited the press to go “swimming in the pond.”

What? This is the guy who complains he’s getting short shrift by the media, and he tries to take a cheap shot at them at such an event? Not a great look there. Had President Donald Trump done such a thing, we would probably not hear the end of it. With Biden, it will likely be downplayed if it’s even reported by most media outlets.

Meanwhile, has any of this helped his numbers? Not so much.

Biden has been under 40 percent in multiple polls but now he’s fallen to his lowest average polling ever.

According to RealClearPolitics, President Biden has a record low of 39.5 percent as of Thursday, while his disapproval stands at 54.8 percent. The drop under 40 percent comes after two recent polls from the first week of June. One from Quinnipiac (6/3-6/6) shows Biden with a 35 percent approval rating and 56 percent disapproval rating, the other—an NPR/PBS/Marist survey (5/31-6/6)—has Biden at 39 percent approval and 52 percent disapproval. [….]

Americans are also pessimistic about the direction the country is headed, with a mere 22 percent believing the United States is on the right track, while 71.3 percent say America is on the wrong track.


The number of Americans who think he’s on the wrong track is at 71 percent.

It just seems to keep getting worse. But do talk more about Jan. 6, Democrats.


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