Biden plans presidential trip to Papua New Guinea to promote 'inclusive' growth

 May 10, 2023

Biden is scheduled to travel to Papua New Guinea to promote "inclusive economic growth" as the U.S. economy faces a downturn amid debt default negotiations.

This trip comes as the United States approaches the bring of a default on it's loans, and banks struggling to stay upright following the collapse of one, as Breitbart News pointed out in their report on the trip.

Biden will meet with Papua New Guinea's prime minister to reportedly "discuss ways to deepen cooperation on challenges critical to the region and the United States," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced on Tuesday.

Jean-Pierre went on to say the talks will include, the topics of "combating climate change, protecting maritime resources, and advancing resilient and inclusive economic growth."

State of the States

Biden's trip in hopes of to promoting "inclusive economic growth" is making it's appearances at a time when 75 percent of Americans believe the economy is deteriorating.

A CBS News/YouGov survey found that 97 percent of Americans believe Biden's faltering economy, a concern that has dominated for months, is the most important issue.

The nation is scheduled to renege on its debt on June 1st. However, the crises were avoidable. The House of Representatives passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling and reduce wasteful government expenditure last month.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has refused to hold a vote on the measure, and the White House has stated that it will not negotiate a debt limit increase.

Biden's Take on the Debt Crisis

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters when asked whether Biden would cancel the international trip to cope with the debt ceiling problem that  “the president can be a president anywhere… This is something that Congress can take care of today.”

“The Republicans are holding the entire Republican economy hostage,” she continued. “We are not going to get into a back and forth on what a fair deal looks like.”

“The president is not ignoring the problem,” she added. “We have the four leaders who are going to be here today at 4 o’clock to have this conversation.”

On Wednesday, at a tour in the Hudson Valley, President Joe Biden gave no indication that he was going to back down in his debt standoff with House Republicans.

Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd at SUNY Westchester Community College, Biden criticized the spending cuts Republicans want as conditions for raising the nation's debt limit.

The president painted them as terms for an impossible choice: either slash funding for important programs or careen the nation into the first debt default in American history.

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