According to sources inside the Saudi government, the 37-year-old daily ruler of the kingdom, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, teases President Biden in private by making light of the 79-year- old’s mistakes and casting doubt on his mental acuity.
According to the people, he has admitted to advisers that he hasn’t been impressed with Mr. Biden since his time as vice president and greatly prefers former President Donald Trump.
Unsurprisingly, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre had nothing to say in reaction to the article when pressed.
REPORTER: "Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman regularly mocks the president in private, making fun of his gaffes and questioning his mental acuity…"— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 24, 2022
KJP: "I don't have any comments." pic.twitter.com/3ufik3dlT0
There are good reasons why Bin Salman, sometimes known as MBS, despises Biden. The president referred to the monarchy as a pariah, claiming that its administration had minimal social redeeming qualities.
Biden said on a campaign in 2020, “Under a Biden-Harris administration, we will reassess our relationship with the Kingdom, end US support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, and make sure America does not check its values at the door to sell arms or buy oil.”
But somehow, there he was in July, leaving his morals at the door and pleading with the man he believed to be responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi of the Washington Post for more oil. Some have argued that Biden’s latest threats to MBS to create more vulgar language before the midterm elections border dangerously near to blackmail.
In July, Biden promised to “strengthen a strategic partnership going forward” with Saudi Arabia.— John Hasson (@SonofHas) October 24, 2022
Since then, the Saudis have pledged stronger cooperation with China, and mocked Biden’s mental health pic.twitter.com/gshIhXr2tT
During the president’s visit to Jeddah in July, Biden and Prince Mohammed made an effort to establish a personal connection. They fist-bumped before their three-hour meeting.
However, according to those familiar with the negotiations, the president enraged the royal by bringing up human rights concerns almost away, notably the murder and dismemberment of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate in 2018 by a team of Saudi operatives.
NYTimes op-ed admits the truth on gas prices:— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) October 24, 2022
"The most effective action to counteract the cut in Saudi oil production would be to ease the regulatory burden and offer unabashed support for the American oil and gas industry…. [But Biden won't do so]."https://t.co/EvKDA23hK8
As a result, Biden not only makes a fool of himself domestically but also becomes a laughingstock on the international scene.