President Joe Biden, who was expected to end his vacation and return to the White House, has surprisingly extended his time off. Not only has this left many Americans scratching their heads amid escalating national crises, but it has also went back on his word to the WNBA champions who were scheduled to visit the White House on Friday.
If this was Trump and Melania, the headlines would be: Why Trump ditching the WNBA champs is a dog whistle for racism and misogyny, explained. https://t.co/hf2fDMkSQR
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) August 25, 2023
Biden’s vacation extension came with little explanation, fueling speculation about the reason behind the decision. The abrupt change has drawn criticism from both sides of the aisle, especially at a time when the country is facing pressing issues, from inflation to national security concerns in Afghanistan and Ukraine.
The abrupt change in plans also forced the WNBA champions to be stuck with Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff at the White House.
The President’s seemingly tone-deaf move to extend his vacation does little to assuage the concerns of Americans, who are growing evermore tired of his clown show of a presidency. Critics argue that the optics of a prolonged vacation are particularly poor given the multiple challenges the nation currently faces.
While it remains to be seen why Biden chose to extend his vacation, the move has certainly raised more questions than answers. It leaves Americans wondering what could be so important that it necessitates postponing critical engagements and shunning public responsibilities.
His decision to stay away from Washington D.C. a little longer sends an unsettling message to the American people: the ship is sailing into the abyss, but he obviously isn’t the one at the helm.