Why does President Joe Biden even bother having summits, when he keeps dodging severe points?
First came his digital sitdown Monday with China’s Xi Jinping, when the prez it appears didn’t even carry up Beijing’s refusal to cooperate with any independent probe of how COVID obtained started. How is a lethal disease that increasingly extra seems prefer it modified into as soon as created on the Wuhan Institute of Virology and has killed extra than 5 million spherical the globe, and over 750,000 American citizens, no longer a in point of fact crucial agonize?
The 2 talked on a myriad of issues — substitute, human rights, Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Taiwan — but no longer celebrated the elephant in the room.
Then came Thursday’s sitdown with Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López (as effectively as the beautiful boy from Canada) in a North American Leaders’ Summit that modified into as soon as speculated to duvet migration as effectively as substitute points — but didn’t duvet the raging migrant crisis on the US-Mexico border.
This, when apprehensions are at a 35-year high, with 1.7 million arrests in fiscal year 2021 alone — and Mexico’s cooperation is critical to any effective border-control policy.
“There’s no longer a precise point of interest, this time spherical, on our borders,” a Biden authentic suggested reporters in come of the sitdown. Why no longer — is Vice President Kamala Harris speculated to work it out at some North American No. 2s confab?
Perhaps the relate is that AMLO has been announcing that it’s all Biden’s fault, for taking a famously welcoming means to folks that enter illegally. And even the White Rental employees is licensed panicked of what the prez could well instruct to varied leaders if they focus on the finest points on American citizens’ minds.
Heck, the staff even canceled the joint press conference before the whole lot planned after Thursday’s meeting.
If the prez isn’t going to elevate needed points at these conferences, that you just may well well presumably procure to be conscious of the trusty point is solely to carry out him request like a leader with out in fact doing the work.