President Joe Biden is set to host the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California, this week, and was planning to soon visit Israel and Saudi Arabia to discuss Middle East peace and other issues, but all of those attempts at diplomacy appear to have already failed disastrously.
That is because Biden was essentially snubbed on the global stage by three major U.S. allies within a 24-hour period — Mexico, Israel, and Saudia Arabia, the Conservative Brief reported.
Bad news for Biden
That grim assessment of “disaster” on the world stage for President Biden came from former senior Trump official Richard Grenell, who took to Twitter Monday morning to highlight the bad news for the current U.S. president.
“Disaster on the world stage for @JoeBiden — Saudi Arabia, Israel and now Mexico all snub Biden within the last 24 hours alone. They all see what we see,” Grenell tweeted.
What Grenell was referencing in his tweet, according to the Conservative Brief, was the fact that Mexico’s president was leading a boycott of Biden’s Summit of the Americas as well as that, for reasons as yet unexplained, the president’s tentatively planned visits with Israel and Saudi Arabia in late June have been postponed to an undetermined later date.
Summit a failure before it begins
The Associated Press reported Monday that Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that he would not attend the imminent Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles but instead would send his foreign minister.
The leftist Obrador, who believes the summit should be inclusive of all nations in the Western Hemisphere, chose to boycott the summit over Biden’s exclusion of three socialist dictatorships — Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela — and that decision has prompted several other leaders in Central and South America to similarly announce or imply that they will skip the summit as well.
It was bluntly noted by the AP that, “With so many no-shows, critics say the event risks turning into an embarrassment for President Joe Biden,” but in actuality, the summit was already likely doomed to failure even before the “no-shows” were announced.
Indeed, Politico reported Monday on what to watch for in the upcoming summit, and asserted, “Expectations are low that Biden will deliver, and the run-up to the summit has been beset by talk of it being a poorly organized, under-resourced effort by the Biden administration.”
The biggest problems for Biden, in addition to the boycotts, is that he doesn’t have any “deliverables” to offer like trade deals, the perpetual migration issue remains a sticking point, and his focus on domestic political priorities runs counter to the priorities and needs of many of the other nations that will be in attendance.
Planned trip to Middle East postponed
Making matters even worse for President Biden was the NBC News report Friday that his planned trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia in late June — tacked onto the end of a planned trip to Germany and Spain — would now be moved to some undetermined point in July.
No explanation has been given for the postponement, but it is quite likely that both Israeli and Saudi leadership are greatly displeased by Biden’s disastrous foreign policies, including giving those two nations the cold shoulder amid overtures to Iran, to say nothing of past negative comments about the governing leadership of both Middle Eastern nations.