WSJ: Biden should avoid public speaking
“These are dangerous times and we would all be much safer if Biden would make greater use of prepared statements on subjects such as, for example, weapons of mass destruction,” WSJ said.
US President Joe Biden, who vowed to make America and the world calm, steady, after four years of “crazy” Donald Trump, seems to do exactly the opposite.
It is clear now that after one year and two months in office, Biden is increasingly criticized internally and internationally with the White House having a lot on its plate as it cleans up Biden’s continuous slips, especially during such crucial times.
BIDEN SLIPS AND TELLS 82nd AIRBORNE THEY’RE GOING TO UKRAINE?pic.twitter.com/lUiB8w2Ibk— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) March 25, 2022
In an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, James Freeman said that “some issues are just too important to be left to an unscripted Joe Biden,” adding “these are dangerous times and we would all be much safer if Mr. Biden would make greater use of prepared statements on subjects such as, for example, weapons of mass destruction”.
As a sample of one of Biden’s many slip-ups, Freeman cited his January statement about a more restrained US response in the event of a "minor invasion" of Ukraine by Russia. Furthermore, the journalist drew attention to Biden's statement that if the Russian military used chemical weapons in Ukraine, Washington "would respond."
Kamala silently wording "ukrainian", wondering why this big dope is the president and not her.— Rinda Ho (@Yunii_que) March 2, 2022
Meanwhile Iranian people are wondering why is Putin after them now. #Biden pic.twitter.com/2JvJTzi6VO
As a result, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan was forced to rush and clarify that the US "has no intention of using chemical weapons under any circumstances, period."
“But this particular elected official does not appear to be up to the task. While we consider the implications, Mr. Biden should try to say as little as possible in public during an international crisis,” he tersely stated.
Freeman went on to sarcastically added that “this presents a unique challenge since he happens to be the sitting president of the United States”.
Just like Trump would often slip and reveal true hidden agenda of US foreign policy, here Biden confirms to the world that objective of proxy war in Ukraine is to force regime change in Russia—a goal of neocons for nearly 20 years and why US is apathetic toward ceasefire talks. https://t.co/Pv3k1QulZt— Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) March 26, 2022
"Of course, presidential silence is not a long-term strategy but right now the world doesn’t need more Biden misstatements on issues as consequential as weapons of mass destruction," he concluded.