‘Barely cogent’: Foreign press issues blunt assessment of Biden’s leadership

Many on the left believed that the election of Joe Biden to the nation’s highest office would raise America’s standing on the world stage. But rather than being impressed, some in the foreign media seem to be having a hard time taking the president seriously. 

That’s according to a new report from The Daily Wire, which said Saturday that while most American reporters have glossed over Biden’s many gaffes on and off the campaign trail, those working for Australia’s Sky News haven’t been so charitable.

“An insult to the free world”

The Daily Wire quoted Sky News Australia host Cory Bernardi as likening the Biden White House to a “reality show where the Democrats put up a barely cogent candidate for president just so that they could enjoy the spoils of office for four years. And, of course, it features an all-star cast of the politically semi-lucid.”

Fellow reporter Alan Jones echoed Bernardi’s assessment, complaining that having Biden serve as head of state amounted to “elder abuse.”

“It’s an insult to the free world, and the Democrats in America are a disgrace to turn this bloke up as the leader of the Western democracies,” Jones added, according to The Daily Wire.

“Can no longer be ignored”

These sentiments aren’t new; Sky News Australia reporter Rita Panahi similarly highlighted Biden’s shortcomings in the lead-up to November’s election.

“In recent months, we’ve seen Biden appear confused about key facts, policies, dates, and names,” Panahi said in March of 2020, according to The Daily Wire. “He even at one point forgot Barack Obama’s name.”

She went on: “No matter how hard the Democrats and their allies in the media try, Biden’s cognitive issues can no longer be ignored or blamed on some right-wing conspiracy.”

According to The Daily Wire, Panahi said “there is simply too much footage of his muddled rants, inexplicably bizarre outbursts, and Charlie Sheen-levels of confusion to try and gaslight the American public. Biden has appeared frail, perplexed, and just odd on too many public occasions,” she alleged.

“Russian collusion to Russian delusion”

Meanwhile, correspondent Chris Kenny drew an unfavorable comparison between Biden and his predecessor as the president was preparing for last month’s summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Whereas former President Donald Trump was known for going off-script, Kenny said that “Biden can only work by reading a script,” according to The Daily Wire. The journalist quipped: “We seem to have gone from Russian collusion to Russian delusion.”

Biden’s most recent embarrassment came on Saturday while visiting a farmer’s market in Michigan. As Breitbart reported, the president had to resort to using notes after he was asked an unexpected question about suspected Russian hacking.

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