Biden needs to get things back in order.
When President Joe Biden was on the campaign trail he was adamant that if he was elected, the world order would return to one where the U.S. was respected and influential.
Biden’s campaign website stated, “The world does not organize itself. American leadership, backed by clear goals and sound strategies, is necessary to effectively address the defining global challenges of our time,” adding that “In order to lead again, we must restore our credibility and influence.
The statement continued, making bold claims about what Biden would accomplish from the very first day in office.
“From day one of a Biden administration, other countries will once again have reason to trust and respect the word of an American president.”
Biden backed up these claims in a tweet where he talked tough aout Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“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.”
Now, two years after Biden made these statements, and only thirteen months since he’s been President these words seem hollow, considering Russia invaded Ukraine mere days ago.
However, Biden’s claims didn’t start crumbling with Russia’s invasion, it began with the humiliating U.S. exit of Afghanistan, when Afghans desperate to flee the country being overtaken by the Taliban following the abrupt removal of troops, clung to departing American planes, ultimately falling to their deaths.
The Afghanistan withdrawal also saw the President break a promise he made to American people in the middle eastern nation, that he would not leave them behind, with many American civilians stranded following the withdrawal.
When it comes to the world order, Biden’s promises don’t hold much water. In October 2019, Bden said that “Putin knows that when I am President of the United States his days of tyranny and trying to intimidate the United States and those in Eastern Europe are over.”
But, as a full-scale war rages in Ukraine, Biden can no longer assert his promises.
On Tuesday, when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was questioned about Biden’s promise that Putin wouldn’t “intimidate” Eastern Europe following his election, she rejected the idea that Biden had fallen short.
Instead, Psaki said, “I would look at it, actually, from the prism of: the United States and President Biden has rallied the world, rallied Europe to stand up against the efforts and actions of President Putin.”