On Thursday, President Joe Biden joined a plethora of other world leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in San Fransico, California. At the summit, he once again embarrassed himself in front of the world by looking confused up on stage with other world leaders. In addition, he also refused to name a US corporation out of fear of mispronouncing it.
In the now-viral video, Biden can be seen standing alongside the various leaders from the Pacific and East Asia for a photo op. During the photo, however, he looks around, visibly confused at the other leaders, seemingly unaware of what is happening around him. It is only after the announcer mentions the "President of the United States" that Biden realizes what is happening. He grabs the arm of the dignitary next to him before quickly heading to the podium to address the audience and apologize for his confusion.
The 80-year-old president has had repeated gaffes in recent years as the oldest president in American history continues to embarrass the greatest country on the planet. "How long will they keep pretending?" asked one user after viewing the footage. "This is getting serious with all the stuff going on in the world." Other X/Twitter users commented that Biden was suffering from "elder abuse" and that Biden being on the world stage shows America's incompetence.
While Biden continued to humiliate himself in front of the globe, Chinese leader Xi Jinping continued to run laps around the United States. As reported by Fox News, the State Department announced this week that they have reached a deal with the Chinese government to "accelerate the substitution for coal, oil and gas generation" in exchange for a shift to renewable energy. The two nations also agreed to "deepen policy exchanges" on combating climate change and having a responsible carbon footprint.
"The agreement speaks heavily about advancing — doubling down and tripling down on renewables, wind and solar. The majority of them are made in China," founder and executive director of Power The Future Daniel Turner told Fox. "So, you're basically writing an agreement that guarantees China a customer and guarantees their manufacturing sector decades of purchasing. Of course, China would love this agreement. And their obligations — they'll just ignore that. They've ignored every other obligation. It is basically guaranteeing China decades of wealth, guaranteeing America is going to buy their products."
Biden's incompetence personally mirrors his administration's incompetence as well. American foreign policy under President Biden has led to one of the most dangerous and vulnerable global environment in years as Europe and the Middle East are engulfed in war, and China continues to rise. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is more worried about convincing a communist authoritarian to switch to solar panels than actually projecting strength.
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