“Blinken looked like he wanted to crawl into a hole when Biden said Xi is a dictator,” another observed.
Check out Blinken’s face the moment Biden calls Xi a “dictator.”pic.twitter.com/98XZDtara0— The First (@TheFirstonTV) November 16, 2023
This was no ordinary gaffe. It happened at the news conference that followed Biden’s meeting with the Chinese leader in San Francisco. Xi, who was in town for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, had a four-hour meeting with Biden in an apparent effort to shore up positive relations between the two nations, Reuters reported. Instead, Biden said the quiet part out loud, causing Blinken to look like he was about to burst a vein in his forehead. While there’s certainly a comedic element to such a moment, the ramifications of the incident are no laughing matter. Although it’s true that Xi is, in fact, a dictator, it was exactly the wrong thing for Biden to say at exactly the wrong time — and that points to a larger issue. [firefly_poll] Biden can’t be trusted to do the delicate work of diplomacy, which is increasingly important as America’s adversaries continue to prod for weaknesses and keep finding no shortage of them — not the least of which is Biden, our octogenarian liability-in-chief. He can’t help but say what comes to his age-addled mind, even as we slide ever closer to World War III, and Biden just insulted one nation that would likely be a major player in starting it. China is a formidable opponent all on its own because of its economic and military might. However, its increasingly friendly ties to Russia make for a nightmare scenario. Meanwhile, all that stands between the prospect of war and the hope of peace is Biden, who can’t manage to just keep his mouth shut or change the subject when it counts. Unfortunately, that was the reality written all over Blinken’s face.
Blinken looked like he wanted to crawl into a hole when Biden said Xi is a dictator. pic.twitter.com/HmbEJBalWy— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) November 16, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.