It is no secret that the current President of the United States, Joe Biden, has had a rough start to his Presidency. The latest instance of this comes as Biden skipped Tuesday night’s NATO dinner and headed straight to his hotel room in Lithuania. This event was blamed on Biden’s busy schedule and upcoming big speech for missing the big dinner.
“Biden is not attending tonight’s dinner with NATO leaders,” the US official said, adding the president has “four full days of official business and is preparing for a big speech tomorrow, in addition to another day at the summit.”
At 80 years old, it appears that Biden just cannot keep up with the grueling schedule he is expected to keep as President of the United States.
NEW: President Biden is not attending tonight’s dinner with NATO leaders. Asked why he is skipping it, a US official said the president has had four full days of official business and is preparing for a big speech tomorrow in addition to another day at the summit.
— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) July 11, 2023
This was evidenced when he arrived at Windsor Castle on Monday–limping alongside King Charles III. His time in Lithuania only further showed how hard it is for him to stay ahead of his agenda–the Lithuanian president having to act as a caretaker and guide before Biden disappeared for the evening.
The White House stated that “Biden is not attending tonight’s dinner with NATO leaders” due to an abundance of commitments which included “four full days of official business and [a] preparing for a big speech tomorrow, in addition to another day at the summit.”
These events are crucial for maintaining relationships with foreign nations; however, it appears that age may be catching up with our Commander-in-Chief who simply cannot keep up if these reports are true.
This could be seen as a sign that Joe Biden may not have what it takes to lead us through these turbulent times—and while we should respect him regardless—it could indicate deeper issues related directly or indirectly linked back to his age and ability to serve effectively as President of The United States during this time period.
It is worrying news for those looking towards America’s future and its ability to remain competitive amid an increasingly turbulent geopolitical landscape both abroad and domestically.