With rockets raining down on our ally Israel from Hamas terrorists, the crisis on the southern border with Mexico perhaps as bad as it has ever been in history and now a significant gas shortage taking hold on the East Coast, a common question seems to be where is President Joe Biden?
With the world seemingly on fire, President Biden is facing serious scrutiny over his leadership. At the same time, the White House called a lid Tuesday at 3:34 pm, as noted by Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich.
All the while, Israel is stepping up airstrikes against senior Hamas commanders as hundreds of rockets fall from the sky, there are reports of Israeli tanks lining up on the border with the Gaza strip, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning that the militants attacking Israel will “pay a very heavy price for their belligerence.”
But there isn’t much coming from the Biden administration, except a statement from White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
“Since last week, he has directed his team to engage intensively with senior Israeli and Palestinian officials, as well as leaders throughout the Middle East,” she said Tuesday. “His team is communicating a clear, consistent message in support of de-escalation, and that is our primary focus.”
After saying Biden condemns the rocket attacks and stands by Israel’s right to defend itself, Psaki would add, “We also stand against extremism that has inflicted violence on both Israeli and Palestinian communities.”
Don't worry, folks. Joe Biden has got this situation in Israel under control. 🙄
Psaki say's he's "directed his team to engage intensively with senior Israeli and Palestinian officials" and are in "support of de-escalation" while also "candidly" telling off Israel on settlements pic.twitter.com/0Xa16pJi8c
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 11, 2021
Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump took a clear, definitive stand against the violence being directed at Israel, which escalated quickly after Palestinians clashed with Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
“When I was in office we were known as the Peace Presidency, because Israel’s adversaries knew that the United States stood strongly with Israel and there would be swift retribution if Israel was attacked,” Trump said in a statement.
Commenting on Israel, Trump says “the world is getting more violent and unstable” under Biden pic.twitter.com/tvTTT6AaEV
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 11, 2021
“Under Biden, the world is getting more violent and more unstable because Biden’s weakness and lack of support for Israel is leading to new attacks on our allies,” the release continued. “America must always stand with Israel and make clear that the Palestinians must end the violence, terror, and rocket attacks, and make clear that the U.S. will always strongly support Israel’s right to defend itself.”
But that’s not the message coming from the Democratic Party, as radical members of “the squad” run with misguided emotions to condemn Israel … for being attacked.
Squad members derided for condemnation of Israel with statements heavy on emotion, but light on factshttps://t.co/C7h9jUL5Ze
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 11, 2021
At almost the same time as Trump’s statement, Biden was tweeting about Uber and Lyft offering free rides to vaccination sites.
Thousands of missiles are raining down on our closest ally in the Middle East and Biden is talking about taxis https://t.co/e7fKtAjHjw
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) May 11, 2021
Which is curious, given that there may not be any gas to fuel the vehicles due to the shut down of the Colonial Pipeline, which transports nearly half of the East Coast’s fuel supplies from Texas, according to Fox News.
The pipeline was hit by a ransomware cyberattack “by a group of nasty hackers who, by the way, might be working with the Russian government,” the network reported.
Biden was supposedly “briefed” on the situation Saturday morning, but by Tuesday, there were hundreds of gas stations out of gas in some states and endless lines at the stations that still had fuel. And little coming from the president.
Nor was there much said about a farmer finding five abandoned migrant girls, all of them under the age of seven. This being representative of the disaster results of Biden’s lenient policies on the border that serve as a draw to migrants.
On Sunday, a farmer found the children on his land near the Rio Grande River. The girls were hungry and crying, and the farmer said they would have likely died had he not discovered them.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to Biden’s absence during such troubling times from Twitter:
— Matt Bush (@mattbush71) May 11, 2021
Runnin’ on empty pic.twitter.com/nojSqXn8fm
— 🇺🇸✦ᎬᎠ✦🇺🇸 (@Edfleet75) May 11, 2021
Working late today huh. Lol
— David (@David24313705) May 11, 2021
What’s the big deal? It’s not like there are gas lines all over the country or hundreds of missiles being lobbed at our closest ally in the Middle East.
— LorieByrd (@LorieByrd) May 12, 2021
Joe is in a fetal position trying to figure out the pipeline issue and the attack on Israel. Harris warming up in the bullpen.
— Raiderfanatic (@jcoastbklyn) May 11, 2021
It’s 7pm ET… do you know where Biden is?? 🤷🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/UvdkbComej
— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) May 11, 2021
— Rich in The Lou 💎🖐🏻🦍 (@BumSchnapps) May 11, 2021
This is why they are keeping him off social media. He would be savaging Biden all day and media would breathlessly report. This way, no temptation. https://t.co/bUM6euUJ8w
— ericontrarian (@eriContrarian) May 11, 2021
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