No vacation for Sleepy Joe: Biden cancels weekend getaway home to Delaware

Joe Biden was forced to cancel a weekend getaway to his Delaware home yesterday amid the fallout from his dismal handling of the crisis in Afghanistan.

The 78-year-old’s love for the comforts of home – and her abject failure to wake up to the gravity of the Afghan crisis – cemented her image as “Sleepy Joe” in the minds of many Americans.

As the Taliban advanced on Kabul last Sunday, Mr Biden relaxed at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, seemingly jaded of the global implications.

Triumphant Taliban fighters

PHOTO CALL: Joe Biden enjoys ice cream – an image picked up by triumphant Taliban fighters

Mr Biden has only been in the White House for 215 days, but has become scandalously foiled by a group of militant Islamists

Mr Biden has only been in the White House for 215 days, but has become shockingly foiled by a group of militant Islamists

The feeling among his team was one of disbelief. “It was Biden’s FUBAR moment,” said a presidential aide – using the military slang acronym for “F **** d Up Beyond Any Recognition.”

In what turned out to be a disastrous and inept attempt to show the president was responsible for the events, the White House press team belatedly released a photo of him, all alone in a conference room, staring a bank of television screens.

In a scathing criticism, the New York Post reported, “Isolated, weak, indecisive: this is the lasting image of the President of the United States as his nation has suffered the worst self-inflicted humiliation in its history. Dressed in a polo shirt, a hippie bracelet on his left wrist and his right hand covering his mouth, the vacationing president looked 78 as he sat alone at a large table set for 18 absent councilors .

The photo summed up the Taliban’s contempt for “Sleepy Joe” – a nickname given to Mr. Biden by Donald Trump in 2019 when he announced his run for president. Mr Trump said: “Welcome to the race, Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the long-uncertain intelligence to run a successful primary campaign.

Mr. Trump is not a diviner, but it seems he was there.

This weekend’s trip to Delaware would have been Mr Biden’s 19th return to the state since his inauguration just seven months ago, until he made the last-minute decision to cancel it .

There is a feeling in America that even Mr. Biden’s staunch allies believe he lost the plot.

Not only the physical evidence – tripping over words, forgetting questions, falling down the stairs of Air Force One – but also obvious mental failings amid claims he relies heavily on an autocue.

“If it’s not written, he forgets it,” complained a presidential speechwriter this month.

A source familiar with the White House talks told MoS: “People have been covering Joe for a long time. It has become a case where the Emperor has no clothes. Biden gave up on Afghanistan and everyone knows it. There is a very real possibility that he will become a lame president.

An attempt to “manage” the Afghan crisis by arranging an interview with a sympathetic journalist, George Stephanopoulos of ABC, backfired dramatically. Mr Biden stumbled during the interview, dismissing a question about Afghans falling from planes contemptuously.

There is a feeling in America that even Mr. Biden's staunch allies believe he lost the plot.

There is a feeling in America that even Mr. Biden’s staunch allies believe he lost the plot.

Mr Trump – who, when the president passed a mental cognitive test with flying colors – once again called on Mr Biden to prove that he is mentally capable of performing his duties: “Joe should take this test because something happening… we can’t have someone who isn’t 100 percent. ‘

Even the liberal media that was so flattering of Mr. Biden and contemptuous of Mr. Trump have turned on him. The usually pro-Biden New York Times headlined: “To save his presidency, Biden must speak the truth about Afghanistan.” On CNN TV news channel, longtime Biden cheerleader, presenter Anderson Cooper, called his mismanagement of the Afghan crisis a “total disaster” and “the worst foreign policy crisis since Vietnam “.

While there have been rumblings of discontent in the White House for months, the events of the past few days – described as a ‘*** spectacle’ by an aide – have led those around Mr Biden to infringe the code of silence.

“Everyone has been protecting him for so long,” the source said. “This week everything fell apart.

Gone are the days when the sycophantic press engaged in mocking photo-calls, where Mr. Biden posed with an ice cream cone and sympathetic reporters asked him, “What’s your flavor today, Joe?” They applauded when he answered “chocolate chip chip” and reports of boot-licking duly appeared the next day. How symbolic is that mocking photos are now being circulated on the internet of Taliban fighters holding similar ice cream cones in Kabul.

Even Mr. Biden’s advisers openly contradict him. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin directly countered the President’s comments on Friday in a rambling press statement earlier today, in which he insisted that all Americans who wished to go to Kabul airport could do it.

Mr Biden, who had publicly sworn that there would be no scenes of helicopters fleeing the roof of the US Embassy in Kabul as the US retreat from Vietnam, believed he had months for a controlled withdrawal of the troops and citizens of Afghanistan.

Mr Biden, who had publicly sworn that there would be no scenes of helicopters fleeing the roof of the US Embassy in Kabul as the US retreat from Vietnam, believed he had months for a controlled withdrawal of the troops and citizens of Afghanistan.

The Defense Ministry has been made aware of the roots of the Afghan humiliation that began 11 days ago with Mr Biden distracted by domestic politics.

After a $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and a $ 3.5 trillion package to fund Democrats’ social agenda were passed by the Senate, a source said: “Everyone world was patting the eye “. Then they all packed their bags and went home. The president was exhausted. No one thought about what was happening on the other side of the world.

Mr Biden, who had publicly sworn that there would be no scenes of helicopters fleeing the roof of the US Embassy in Kabul as the US retreat from Vietnam, believed he had months for a controlled withdrawal of the troops and citizens of Afghanistan.

Of course, the memory of the Vietnam War – and the deaths of 58,000 American servicemen – is etched in American consciousness. Mr Biden was a young politician at the time, having received five stays of military service as a student.

Mr Biden has only been in the White House for 215 days, but has become scandalously foiled by a group of militant Islamists whom he said just a month ago: “This is not the North Vietnamese army. “. They are not comparable in terms of capacity.

As former senior CIA officer Mathew Burrows puts it, “We look like a deer caught in the headlights. It is one more crack in the American empire.

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