Jill Biden Drops Detrimental Bomb On Joe

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The President and First Lady are continuing the gaffes that they have come to be known for.

Early on Sunday, President Biden arrived back at the White House from his four-day Middle East tour, during which Biden had accused a Saudi official of lying about the topics discussed in his private meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, while again downplaying his infamous fist bump with the prince.

The image of the friendly fist bump drew harsh backlash from the publisher of the Washington Post and the widow of Khashoggi, who was killed in a gruesome assassination that US intelligence services say bin Salman ordered.

Hours earlier, just after Air Force One had taken off from Jeddah, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir called a Fox News reporter and claimed that he ‘did not hear’ Biden confront bin Salman, known as MBS, over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Al-Jubeir’s claim seems to directly contradict Biden’s account of the meeting with MBS on Friday, after which the president said that he had raised Khashoggi’s murder ‘at the top of the meeting’ and accused the crown prince of directing the plot.

On the South Lawn, when asked if al-Jubeir was telling the truth about the meeting, Biden bluntly replied ‘No’.

Hatice Cengiz, Khashoggi’s fiancée, shared what she believed her late love’s reaction would be to the fist bump: ‘Is this the accountability you promised for my murder? The blood of MBS’s next victims is on your hands.’

Biden was also read Cengiz’s comments by a reporter, who then asked for the president’s response.

‘I’m sorry she feels that way,’ the president answered. ‘I was straightforward back then. I was straightforward today.’

Biden’s approval rating was a 33 percent and only 13 percent of Americans thought the country was headed in the right direction, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released Monday.

First Lady Jill Biden had also been in the news when speaking at the annual conference of UnidosUS, formerly known as the National Council of La Raza, when she made the awkward comparison in an attempt to praise the community and the work of civil rights leader Raul Yzaguirre.

Last week, the First Lady’s speech at another community event received some criticism online when she compared the San Antonio’s Latino community to ‘breakfast tacos.’

Biden’s office issued an apology on Tuesday for comparing the Hispanic community’s diversity to the breakfast tacos of San Antonio, Texas.

‘The First Lady apologizes that her words conveyed anything but pure admiration and love for the Latino community,’ her press secretary Michael LaRosa wrote on Twitter.

The gaffe came as President Biden’s popularity among Latino voters continues to plummet, as a recent Quinnipiac opinion poll found that Biden’s approval rating among young Hispanic voters is around 26 percent.

San Antonio is home to one of the largest Latino communities in the United States, with a population of nearly 1.5 million people that is 65 percent Hispanic or Latino, according to U.S. Census data.

Now this week, while President Biden was on his trip, The First Lady, 71, spoke at a fundraising event for the Democratic National Committee in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on Saturday, Daily Mail reported.

Jill Biden’s remarks included attempts to downplay the lack of success of the Biden administration. Her words come after a New York Times poll recently found 64 percent of Democratic voters would prefer a candidate other than Biden in 2024.

She noted that her own agenda was interrupted by unplanned events, as if unplanned events are a surprise.

‘I was saying to myself, ‘Okay, I was Second Lady. I worked on community colleges. I worked on military families. I’ve worked on cancer.’

‘They were supposed to be my areas of focus. But then when we got [in the White House,] I had to be, with all that was happening, the First Lady of the moment.’

Ms. Biden then excused her husband’s lack of success in the last two years.

‘[The President] had so many hopes and plans for things he wanted to do, but every time you turned around, he had to address the problems of the moment,’ she told donors at the event.

‘He’s just had so many things thrown his way,’ she added.

‘I know there are so many nay-sayers who say we’ll get slammed in the midterms. Okay. The Republicans are working hard, they stick together, for good or evil. So, we just have to work harder,’ Jill Biden said

During his presidency, Biden has faced, as do all presidents, a stream of issues such as Russia’s war in Ukraine, the pullout of troops from Afghanistan, rising inflation and the overturning of Roe v Wade, Daily Mail wrote.

Ms. Biden suggested the overturning of Roe v. Wade was a surprise as well.

‘Well, maybe we saw it coming, but still we didn’t believe it,’ she said.

She mentioned other surprises; ‘The gun violence in this country is absolutely appalling. We didn’t see the war in Ukraine coming.’

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