Former Obama speechwriter rips Biden over Israel policy

 April 5, 2024

President Joe Biden can't seem to please anyone on his side of the aisle as far as Israel is concerned. 

According to Fox News, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau slammed the president for being "privately angry" with Israel over its incursion into Gaza, but not doing anything to change his administration's policy.

Favreau went as far as suggesting that not making the policy changes makes the 81-year-old president "look weak."

The progressive wing of the Democratic Party has expressed extreme frustration and anger with Biden for not doing more to prevent Israel from continuing its counteroffensive into Gaza.

What did he say?

In response to a Politico exclusive that claimed Biden was "privately enraged" at Israel, Favreau took aim at the president in an X post last week.

"The President doesn't get credit for being 'privately enraged' when he still refuses to use leverage to stop the IDF from killing and starving innocent people."

He added, "These stories only make him look weak."

Fox News added:

The liberal Pod Save America host later reacted to a critic who accused him of being "publicly performative" while insisting the alternative to Biden "is Jared Kushner developing the waterfront in Gaza."

"Thanks for telling me what the alternative is!" Favreau sarcastically fired back. "I'm voting for Joe Biden, campaigning for Joe Biden, love most of what Joe Biden has done, but hate his Israel policy and want it to change. Not sure why that's hard to get."

Biden speaks

The airstrike that resulted in the deaths of aid workers in Gaza sparked a response from Biden.

"I am outraged and heartbroken by the deaths of seven humanitarian workers from World Central Kitchen, including one American, in Gaza yesterday," Biden said in a statement. "They were providing food to hungry civilians in the middle of a war. They were brave and selfless. Their deaths are a tragedy."

Undoubtedly, Biden's approach to the situation is being heavily considered in the political sense, as his every move will be analyzed by progressive voters and politicians.

Only time will tell if Biden completely buckles to the radical elements of his party, but one shouldn't be surprised if he does because it wouldn't be the first time.

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