On Friday Joe Biden showed off another of his vaunted skills as a Beltway denizen — that of negotiator-in-chief, as Roll Call optimistically put it on his first day in office. That he came back to the White House with his tail between his legs comes as no surprise at this point.
On Saturday, he did the same thing he did after each of his previous failures. He ran away — this time to his favorite sanctuary, his home in Wilmington, Del.
Before he boarded Marine One, he was asked by reporters about his failure the day before to sell his $3.5 trillion spending package. “Everybody’s frustrated, it’s part of being in government, being frustrated,” he said, according to the Associated Press, via KSTP. Biden went on to allow as how he has been asked why he didn’t travel around the country more, promoting his Build Back Better plan. His answer, which appears in the following video, is worth watching (h/t Weasel Zippers).
Notice that Biden stops abruptly in his catalog of “little things” that were “going on” after mentioning hurricanes and floods. It looked to me as though he may have been on the verge of listing the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the border crisis as deterrents to travel but thought better than to include those “little things.”