Is it truly kidding though?
Biden made the statement to Spanish King Philip VI, apparently in an attempt to complement the beauty of the Royal Palace in Madrid.
“There is an old expression in a small town in Delaware called Claymont, Del, which is a small town of steel. And they say, ‘We are like poor relatives.
At home, Biden’s approval rating averaged a record low of 38.8%, with 56.9% of Americans disapproving of his performance, to me RealClearPolitics. Former President Donald Trump’s approval rating was 43.3% in the same period of his presidency.
Despite being elected president in 2020 with the most votes in US history, Biden’s popularity waned during last August’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and remained low, denting Democrats’ hopes of defeating Republicans in November’s congressional elections.
Biden, who mistakenly referred to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as the country’s “president” while addressing the king, faces public anger over economic problems as well as discontent over a host of other issues including a four-decade rise in violent crime and illegal immigration. According to opinion polls.
a Reuters/Ipsos Poll A report released last week found that Biden had only 36% approval overall, with 34% of people rated the economy as their biggest concern, followed by 10% who said crime and 6% each citing immigration, the environment and inequality.
a Politico/Morning Consult . Poll Also, released last week, Biden was found to have a 42% approval rating, but a 32% lower approval rating for his handling of the economy.
Biden is attending a meeting of NATO leaders in Madrid to discuss efforts to arm Ukraine to fight the more than four-month-old Russian invasion. He arrived in Spain on Tuesday after attending the G7 summit in Germany.
Biden’s Republican critics regularly criticize him for spending much of his time relaxing away from the White House in one of his private residences in Delaware.
During his first year in office, Biden spent at least part of the 28 percent of his days In his home state, he owns a pond mansion in Wilmington and a vacation home in Rehoboth Beach.
Although he is already the oldest US president ever, Biden says he is running for a second term in 2024 in a potential rematch against Donald Trump. He would be 86 years old if he completed a second term.
“Joe Biden is running for reelection and I’ll be his ticket buddy,” Vice President Kamala Harris said Monday in an interview with CNN.
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