[Ed. – Three if you include his creeping senility.]
President Biden is grappling with an international crisis involving the fall of the Afghan government and a domestic one in the COVID-19 pandemic, testing the resolve and ability of his young presidency.
The double crisis has caused some heartburn for Democrats, who have until now, felt as though Biden’s presidency has been a resounding success.
Facing a barrage of negative headlines and criticism from members of his own party, Biden is now under growing pressure to evacuate Americans and Afghans who assisted U.S. forces from a chaotic Afghanistan while also keeping his eye trained on his chief priority — stifling a sharp rise in coronavirus cases at home.
“It has been the most challenging week he has had, no doubt about it,” Democratic strategist Mike Morey, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), acknowledged.