America is a nation facing crisis. Whether it is the coronavirus pandemic response, the crisis at the nation’s southern border, or brewing conflict in the Middle East, it is in need of strong and steady leadership.
During this time of immense national challenges, it appears that leadership is not going to come from the President of the United States. Unfortunately, it appears that Joe Biden is the “missing” president.
1. No Biden Press Briefings in over a month
It looks like the last time Joe Biden gave a ‘press briefing’ was on January 25th.
That press appearance consisted of a bizarre moment when he awkwardly put on his mask mid-speech. Watch:
If you void this appearance because he only took five pre-screened questions and called it a wrap, it’s been 40 days of the White House press wandering in the wilderness with Jen Psaki. The White House calendar does not list any “briefing” given by President Joe Biden.
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2. Biden schedule not posted online, White House visitor logs a secret
“The schedules for the president and vice president aren’t posted online,” Politico reported. “The White House comment line is shut down. There are no citizen petitions on the White House’s website.The White House has committed to releasing visitor logs. But it doesn’t plan to divulge the names of attendees of virtual meetings, which are the primary mode of interaction until the coronavirus pandemic eases.”
So, who is making the presidential decisions? Who is Biden meeting with? Who are others in his administration meeting with? It’s a shroud of secrecy that America’s failed press isn’t doing enough to penetrate.
3. Biden calls lids, early to bed, takes weekends
President Joe Biden has called numerous “lids,” or early wraps of the day, even amid crises like the Texas freeze disaster. A check of his past schedule shows many daily entries ending mid-afternoon or even early morning, such as on February 18th. It is something the American public has come to expect, sadly, due to it being a Biden practice that gained notoriety during his 2020 no-show presidential campaign.
CNN has even made it apparent that Biden is an early-to-bed type.
“Unlike his most recent predecessors — night owls who spent the dark hours reading briefing materials (President Barack Obama) or watching television (President Donald Trump) — Biden is more of an early-to-bed type,” CNN noted.
“He has expressed a preference for a fire built in the Oval Office fireplace,” CNN adds, “and sometimes adds a log himself to keep it going. His dogs, two German Shepherds called Major and Champ, sometimes join him.” Sleepy Joe must find it very cozy.
4. Kamala Harris takes meetings with Heads of State
On President’s Day weekend, while Biden had taken off work to play Mario Kart with his granddaughter, Vice President was taking calls with major heads of state. The National Pulse noted that Biden was missing from a call with French President Emanuel Macron. This is from the White House’s press readout:
Vice President Kamala Harris spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France, and expressed her commitment to strengthening bilateral ties between the United States and France and to revitalizing the transatlantic alliance. Vice President Harris and President Macron agreed on the need for close bilateral and multilateral cooperation to address COVID-19, climate change, and support democracy at home and around the world. They also discussed numerous regional challenges, including those in the Middle East and Africa, and the need to confront them together. The Vice President thanked President Macron for his leadership on the issue of gender equality and for France’s contribution to NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
Harris also spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. These are not Kamala Harris’s counterparts. And despite being vital to the Democrats’ agenda as the deciding vote in the Senate, she makes sure to attend most of the president’s daily briefings.
“The President’s Daily Brief, a highly classified update on the country’s top intelligence, is back to a daily occurrence after happening only sporadically under Trump,” CNN reported without adding context that he read them anyway. “Joined in the Oval Office by Vice President Kamala Harris — who has used an iPad to receive the briefing, like Obama — Biden is run through the update by a range of intelligence professionals.”
5. No State of the Union Address yet
President Joe Biden was expected to have given his first State of the Union address by now.
Although the mainstream press is issuing “fact checks” to dispute the claim Biden was supposed to have had one by February 20th, the AP earlier reported that he was supposed to have had one by February 23rd. It is now March 1st.
This is the latest any president has given a State of the Union address in his first time since Jimmy Carter, who did not give one at all that year.
Meanwhile, an astonishing 31 million people tuned into former President Trump’s CPAC speech on Sunday, and that is just online viewership. The running joke on Twitter is that this was America’s ‘real’ State of the Union address.
6. Biden is an executive order-signing machine
President Biden entered office and immediately issued a record-setting flurry of executive orders, which he signed as if he were a human auto-pen. Those orders were reportedly drafted and fast-tracked with the aid of a DOJ office under the supervision of former Attorney General William Barr, according to former Trump adviser Peter Navarro.
“Trump’s last Attorney General actually also turns out to be Joe Biden’s first Attorney General,” Navarro said. “Because here is what was happening. We had over 30 executive orders queued after election day, ready to go. But we kept running into all of these roadblocks and roadblocks and hurdles. It turns out that Bill Barr’s office of legal counsel was fast-tracking all of these Biden EOs.”
Of course, President Biden could not have had all of these executive orders ready to go by himself on day one. They were drafted for him and merely handed to him to sign.
7. It took nearly 2 weeks to visit Texas
President Biden took his sweet time getting to Texas after brutal freezing cold contributed to deadly rolling blackouts in the state that lasted for days. Despite the Texas governor declaring a disaster on February 12, it took until February 26 for Biden to show up in the state amidst warmer weather. A full two weeks. Trump would have been crucified in the press.
Additionally, Biden refused to entirely fulfill the relief request that was issued by Governor Abbott in response to widespread energy failures that has been attributed with the deaths of at least ten people.
“President Joe Biden declared a major disaster for 77 Texas counties, the White House said Saturday morning, two days after Gov. Greg Abbott had asked for a declaration that covered all 254 counties coping with the effects of a winter storm that knocked out power and heat across the state,” reported the Dallas Morning News. The press yawned, much like Joe Biden.
8. Biden forgets names, mask rules
While on his Texas visit, Biden reminded the world once again that his memory seems to be slipping.
“Representatives, uh, Shirley Jackson Lee, Al Green, Sylvia Garcia, Lizzie Pannili, uh, excuse me,” Biden said and winced. “Pannell, and uh, what am I doing here?” he said. Good question.
Biden, since the day he first issued his mask mandate, has often needed to wear a mask in order to keep up appearances. Here is Kamala Harris reminding Biden to take his mask in what makes for some very poor optics.
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 26, 2021
9. Biden loses train of thought in mid-sentence
The awkward moment during his Texas visit wasn’t a one-off for Biden. It appears that his ability to keep his train of thought running is diminishing daily.
Out-performed every presidential challenger in US history… pic.twitter.com/3vFPdBjuTo
— Jason D. Meister 🇺🇸 (@jason_meister) February 23, 2021
The mainstream news media tries to blow this off as “stuttering,” but it is not related to the ability to pronounce words. It is related to a fundamental ability to compose thoughts.
Former Secret Service agent and popular conservative podcast host Dan Bongino told Fox News host Sean Hannity on this week that Biden is in “real significant trouble.”
“He is in real significant trouble, Joe Biden,” Bongino said. “And listen to me. everyone around him. Everyone knows it. Everyone knows it. This is the scandal that they’re not telling you – how bad his condition really is… I’m telling you from what I’m hearing from people in my network, everyone knows how bad it is. Everyone. It’s not a mystery, it is the worst kept secret in the White House.”
The American people are in real significant trouble, as well.
10. Biden’s campaign was a predictor of all of this
It is not that Biden’s conspicurous absence is coming out-of-the-blue, either. Neither will be the talk of using the 25th Amendment to remove Joe Biden from office; if and when that day comes.
In October, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats began pushing a 25th Amendment bill, even before Biden took office. The Democrats would later try to coax former Vice President Mike Pence to sign onto it, which he refused to do.
Then-President Trump commented at the time that the House bill was aimed at future president Joe Biden.
“President Trump… agreed with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that her plan for a 25th Amendment commission to evaluate presidential fitness isn’t really aimed at him — saying it was instead a plot to install Kamala Harris in the White House,” he said.
“Crazy Nancy Pelosi is looking at the 25th Amendment in order to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris,” he tweeted. “The Dems want that to happen fast because Sleepy Joe is out of it!!!”
How right Donald Trump was. Joe Biden has been the “missing president.”
Trump asked at his CPAC speech on Sunday, “Miss me yet?”
Millions of Americans are not only missing Donald Trump as president, they are missing what it’s like to have a president at all.
OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author's opinion.