They say in politics, there are no “do-overs,” but if anyone ever needed one, it would be President Joe Biden.
Although the president tried to stay out of the public eye for the most part, vacationing on the beach or up in the mountains, he might have had a better month if he had just stayed in bed the whole time.
It’s bad enough when you read it piecemeal as it happens, but when everything that happened this month is put together, it’s astounding.
Fox News commentator Jim Nells did a great job of putting together the greatest flops of Biden’s month in a piece titled, “Joe Biden’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month.”
Here are the highlights (or lowlights) of Biden’s August, starting with the “cringy” and going up to the “how the heck does he come back from this.”
At a ceremony at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the president forgot how many wonders of the world there are, stating, “Folks, it’s not hyperbole to suggest that there is no national treasure — none that is grander than the Grand Canyon — one of the Earth’s nine wonders.”
“Literally,” he added, just in case anyone missed the point.
Later that day, the president told Stephanie Abrams, a reporter from The Weather Channel, that he had declared a national emergency on climate change.
Other Biden blunders included the president attempting to correct an announcer who accurately referred to Fumio Kishida as the Prime Minister of Japan. Biden apparently thought he was the President of Japan and addressed him as such.
But’s that just the start.
The White House’s annual report to Congress on White House Office staff’s yearly salaries proved that Biden was right about one thing. There really is gender discrimination in the workplace — if you work at the White House.
An analysis of the report in the Wall Street Journal showed that women in the White House earned 80 cents for every $1 paid to men on average.