President Joe Biden doubled Montag on his “this man can’t stay in power” remark about Vladimir Putin over the weekend, while admitting that it’s not US policy, it’s “more of an aspiration than anything”.
That is, he now claims that an American president can say whatever is on his mind without consequences. This is new, to say the least.
For decades, presidents have chosen their words carefully precisely because the office holds such great power. But Biden can’t be bothered by that, or maybe just… . tip.
Worse, he spent much of that press conference in an alternate reality, insisting that none of his mistakes in the journey (threat a chemical attack on Russia, they say 82nd Airborne they flew to Ukraine) had been brought back by his staff and even Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Worse, he insisted that “none of the three cases occurred” because the people he actually spoke to understood what he was doing meant. As if the whole world weren’t always watching a US President talking about serious war issues.
This much is true: A compassionate, informed listener familiar with Biden’s ways can figure out what’s going on. But that’s not enough (nor was it for the last man): many people won’t understand, and America’s enemies (damn it, Bidens enemies) will take advantage of every fumble.
Also true: Biden’s staff is doing its best to keep reporters away. because also with his cheat sheets The man cannot control his mouth. But it doesn’t work.
Pray that the staff (or Democratic leaders) can get someone of stature (former President Barack Obama?) to read him the riot, because Biden clearly intends to continue this way.
Loose lips sink ships, and a president’s loose lips can sink us all.
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