On his trip to Rome and the G20 summit, President Joe Biden was a more unholy fool than anyone. He isn’t talking to the Pope or laughing about the pontiff’s age while he’s not cavorting among the most powerful leaders in the world.
Biden is playing jokes and frolicking in Rome during the photo session of world leaders. He also fidgets as though he can’t keep still when he’s there. Biden’s “President” does not project power or dignity. In fact, it almost seems intentional to act without presidential bearing.
Joe Biden during the #G20RomeSummit photo session with the world leaders. pic.twitter.com/zmjrRymazy— 🧢מאק (@beingrealmac) October 30, 2021
Biden seemed to be in a relaxed mood at the summit, despite the fact that America is facing many serious crises at home. Many world leaders missed the G20 in-person events.
#G20: Photos de coïndence entre Félix Tshisekedi et le Président américain Joe Biden en marge du sommet du G20 ce samedi 30 octobre 2021. pic.twitter.com/vv50DoGkYU— Coopération Africa (@Sudafrica_Cop) October 30, 2021
In the world leaders’ photo, you can see Biden standing way off to the side by himself. He is almost out of the picture.
Biden also took “selfies.” Some wear masks. Some don’t. Because – ‘science.’
Biden greeted more world leaders. No social distancing. There was not a single mask, despite the fact that it was indoors and the leaders were from all over.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi welcomes US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and French President Emmanuel Macron for the #G20 Leaders' Summit in Rome, Italy, 30 October 2021. 📷 epa/ANSA/Ettore Ferrari pic.twitter.com/1Yc5usQ6s0— european pressphoto agency (@epaphotos) October 30, 2021
Biden also met with foreign dignitaries.
Joe Biden and the Pope met on Thursday. It was extraordinary, to say the very least.
I had a productive first day of meetings in Rome. Looking forward to the start of the G20 tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/vnGbCAgf5E— President Biden (@POTUS) October 29, 2021
“You’re the famous African-American baseball player in America,” Biden can be heard saying while talking about baseball legend Satchel Paige.
You can watch the full context below.
#BREAKING: President Biden tells Pope Francis a story about famous pitcher Satchel Paige. pic.twitter.com/UwJfCrjhUw— Joanna Preston (@JoPrestonTV) October 29, 2021
Biden might have meant it as a joke, or a slip of the tongue about a gift he gave him, but the Pope laughing proves that he actually said it. This behavior is not typical of serious people, even if it’s one of the two most powerful Catholics in the world.
“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? You’re 65. I’m 60,” Biden also joked.
Biden stated to reporters that the topic of abortion wasn’t discussed at the meeting. As U.S. Catholic bishops debate whether Biden should be denied communion because of his views on abortion, the meeting took place.
“No, it didn’t,” he said when asked if abortion came up. “We just talked about the fact that he was happy that I was a good Catholic and … keep receiving communion.”
When asked if the pope said he should keep receiving communion, the president replied, “yes.” Biden also said the pope blessed his rosary, but he did not take communion with the pope, the Hill reported.
According to reports, the Pope abruptly canceled a live broadcast that was scheduled with the U.S. president. The Washington Post did not provide any explanation.
The Vatican on Thursday abruptly canceled the planned live broadcast of U.S. President Joe Biden meeting Pope Francis, the latest restriction to media coverage of the Holy See.
The Vatican press office provided no explanation for why the live broadcast of Biden’s visit had been trimmed to cover just the arrival of the president’s motorcade in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, where a Vatican monsignor will greet him.
Cancelled was any live coverage of Biden actually greeting Francis in the palace Throne Room, as well as the live footage of the two men sitting down to begin their private talks in Francis’ library, at which time the cameras normally would have stopped running.
Biden is not the first to attend a world summit. He looked completely clueless. Biden attended the G7 in June and got lost.
Biden answered a quick question from a reporter, then his wife Jill Biden came to the rescue. You can hear a loud outburst of laughs, although Biden didn’t make any joke.
Some things will never change when it comes to Joe Biden. The United States can’t rely on its president for strong leadership when it is most needed. Many Americans would trade Trump’s’mean tweets’ for a leader who is actually able to lead.