France summoned its envoy to the U.S. after Team Biden snubbed our oldest ally in creating a national security deal with the United Kingdom and Australia.
And a drone strike the government claimed took out a key ISIS-K planner did no such thing; the Pentagon confirmed that 10 civilians were killed, including seven children.
As the seasons change, it's safe to say Biden's first summer as the president went about as well as it has for the Baltimore Orioles (currently about 45 games out of first place in the American League East).
With multiple vaccines and more than 75 percent of the U.S. population receiving at least one dose, COVID-19 was supposed to be almost an afterthought at this point. Instead, the U.S. daily death toll approaches 2,000.
Violent corruption in American cities keeps outpacing pre-pandemic numbers.
Inflation proceeds to skyrocket, raising deep concerns among voters of all stripes. And voters overwhelmingly blame the guy in charge.
The southern border is in a full-blown humanitarian crisis, with more than 200,000 seizures in August, bringing the total for the year to 1.5 million. Even former Obama-era Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says his former department, Border Patrol and ICE are controlled by the rise.
It is on the verge where the administration’s address on major issues can't be overlooked. It would be like trying to defend the performance of the New York Jets, which simply cannot be done in any positive way. But what's missing in Biden's case is the piousness, the hostility, that we saw so often from the media during the last president's term.
Fair question. But would that ever be posed to Biden after he's been caught lying? Of course not.
A few examples of the kid-glove treatment Biden has received from the press, even when things are going as badly as they have been recent, is perfectly encapsulated by this tweet from Associated Press White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire.
"The Pentagon admitted its errant drone strike. COVID boosters did not get full approval. France recalled its ambassador. The punishing headlines, all within an hour, underscored the perils for a president from uncontrollable events that can define a term," Lemire, a news reporter, wrote.
Ah yes, "uncontrollable events."