The White House Has Been Forced to Clean up After Biden

The White House Has Been Forced to Clean up After Biden

( – In theory, the President of the United States is the head of the executive branch of government. The buck stops with the president. In the 1980s, White House officials often got upset when President Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an evil empire. The president refused to capitulate to non-elected officials. Yet, oddly enough, President Joe Biden is routinely given details on what he can and can’t say and to whom. Still, over the last week, he went off-script, forcing the White House team into cleanup duty.

Over the last year, Biden has committed some big blunders. In the spring of 2021, the president unintentionally called the southern border a crisis, essentially agreeing with the Republican view of the immigration problem. The statement caught White House officials off guard, and they immediately went into cleanup mode. Last fall, the president got ahead of the House January 6 Select Committee and said people who don’t show up for subpoenas should be arrested. Defense attorneys could use Biden’s damaging statement against federal prosecutors in court.

The most interesting statement might have come on Wednesday, March 16. Biden declared Russian President Vladimir Putin was a war criminal. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the president’s words spoke for themselves, and he was merely speaking from the heart. Still, she said there is a legal process underway at the State Department, and they would have the final say in that matter. On Thursday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he concurred with Biden’s assessment.

So, it’s safe to say Biden is no Reagan. The latter was purposeful with his statements. Is Biden?

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