President Joe Biden is taking some heat from the press because he flip-flopped on an issue they care about.
During the presidential campaign, Biden won favor with the press for calling Saudia Arabian a “pariah” over their relationship with Trump and the accusations that a Washington Post contributor was hacked up.
However, enter a global fuel crisis, and now Biden wants to be friends, making the press furious.
A reporter asked, “What would be the — holding up the decision at this point? Are there commitments you’re waiting for from the Saudis or — on the negotiations over peace talks?”
“No, no. The commitments from the Saudis don’t relate to anything having to do with energy,” Biden said. “It happens to be a larger meeting taking place in Saudi Arabia. That’s the reason I’m going. And it has to do with national security for them — for Israelis. I have a program — anyway. It has to do with much larger issues than having to do with the energy piece.”
Joe Biden says he hasn’t decided whether to visit Saudi Arabia, who he previously called “a pariah,” to beg for more oil.
20 seconds later, he says, “It happens to be a larger meeting taking place in Saudi Arabia. That’s the reason I’m going.” pic.twitter.com/K4bK6eAZAV
Joe was lying; the administration had already confirmed the trip.
“We have no further trip details to confirm, but we will announce as soon as we do,” a National Security Council spokesman told the Dailymail, adding the trip was never in question.
Instead of groveling before Saudia Arabia, he could support American oil production, but he won’t because that would make sense.
Instead, he sent them a nasty letter.
WH begs oil cos to improve situation.
Can we drill? We’d rather you not.
Can we build a refinery? We’d rather you not.
Can we build a pipeline? We’d rather you not.
Just make it better. https://t.co/DBfpBu1mL3