Joe Biden is facing a crisis of competence

Joe Biden is facing a crisis of competence

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President Joe Biden tried to build a narrative around competency based on his history in public service during the 2020 campaign, but his first term has been complicated by several issues that call that campaign promise into question. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza examines how Biden’s handling of Covid-19, Afghanistan and other policies have weakened the President’s approval.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/afghanistan-taliban-us-news-08-16-21/index.html

https://twitter.com/MalikRoxk/status/1427204600302538754

Read the Full Transcript of President Biden’s Remarks on Afghanistan
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/us/politics/biden-taliban-afghanistan-speech.html

Remarks by President Biden on the COVID-⁠19 Response and the Vaccination Program
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/05/13/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-covid-19-response-and-the-vaccination-program-3/

Biden will wear mask indoors where new CDC guidance applies, calls on all Americans to do the same
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/27/biden-to-wear-mask-in-areas-of-us-where-new-cdc-guidance-will-apply.html

White House says US will fall short of July 4th vaccination goals
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/politics/white-house-new-vaccination-milestones/index.html

How Americans View Biden’s Response To The Coronavirus Crisis
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/coronavirus-polls/

US saw a two-decade high in border crossings in July
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/12/politics/us-mexico-border-migrants/index.html

Biden Approval Drops to 50%, Lowest for Him to Date
https://news.gallup.com/poll/352733/biden-approval-drops-lowest-date.aspx

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