Well, it looks like we’re in for another six weeks of “dark winter,” everyone. President Biden was trotted out in public for a few brief, slightly incoherent and wholly insulting words at the National Prayer Breakfast this week. He took no questions and then his handlers and nurses shuffled him back to his hidey hole. We won’t be seeing him for another six weeks.
Seriously, have you ever seen a newly elected leader who has been this invisible for their first month in office? Let’s compare the noticeable lack of activity of this current regime with the last time that America had a real president, shall we?
President Trump’s first days in office back in 2017 were a frenzy of activity. In fairness, it’s almost always like that when a new president comes into office. They have to get a functional government up and running, appoint people to key positions, take an endless stream of phone calls from foreign leaders, and so on. But when Donald Trump showed up, the hardest working guy in show biz was suddenly the hardest working guy in the federal government.
During his first week in office, Trump assembled a round table of business and industry leaders at the White House. He personally sat in and ran those meetings and got to work on the regulatory reforms that would spark the economic miracle of his administration.
Donald Trump was highly visible, vocal and active. He was tweeting every night. He was holding press conference and taking any and all questions from the media. And we know that he was also taking phone calls with foreign leaders. We know this, obviously, because the FBI was spying on his phone calls and making transcripts of them, and then handing those phone calls over to John McCain who treasonously leaked them to the media.
Other than having the FBI spy on his phone calls, Trump’s first weeks in the White House were much like those of all previous presidents. Busy, busy, busy and out in the open.
One thing that was different about Trump’s first year in office was the fact that he didn’t hold an official State Dinner for some foreign leader. This was the first time since Calvin Coolidge was in office a century ago that that happened. The media got the vapors.
One reporter asked Trump if he was going to invite China’s dictator, Xi Jinping, to the White House for a State Dinner. Trump replied that if Xi stopped by, he’d just give him a McDonald’s hamburger and make him get to work on sorting out our awful, lopsided trade imbalance. Gasp!
The point of eschewing a State Dinner his first year in office was that Trump was focused like a laser on helping the people of this country first. He wasn’t going to waste a whole day just for some fancy pomp-and-circumstances dinner with a foreign leader, because he was working on America’s problems for the American people.
When do you suppose President Biden will be holding his first State Dinner? Keep in mind, you have to be in pretty good health for a rigorous activity like that. You’ll be spending an entire day hosting a foreign leader and his or her spouse at the White House. They’ll be in close proximity to you, and they would probably notice if there was something horribly wrong with your brain in that time. Aside from being a public relations President Biden is not in tippy-top shape, we probably won’t be seeing any State Dinners this year, right?
As far as we know, there also haven’t been any phone calls or negotiations with foreign leaders happening yet. It’s been an awfully quiet first few weeks at the White House, hasn’t it?
The White House Press Secretary, who has been dubbed the “Circle Back Lady” on social media, doesn’t seem to know her boss’ opinion on any question that comes up, unless it’s about ice cream or whether or not Air Force One should be painted a new color. It doesn’t seem that the White House communications team is actually communicating with the person who is supposed to be in charge.
The only time we’ve even heard President Biden, really, is when he’s trotted out to sign a stack of executive orders. At one point, he muttered that he didn’t even know what he was signing. Vice President Kamala told him to just sign them anyways. And then it’s back to the hidey-hole! So… it’s pretty much going like Joe Biden’s entire campaign last year. If he’s not running the show – and I’m pretty sure he’s not – then who is? And how much longer do you think they can keep this charade up?
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the real president to go back to the White House. At least then we’ll be able to know what’s actually going on in our country.