Piers Morgan tears into Joe Biden's presidency, mocks 'losing streak' on 1-year anniversary
Piers Morgan ripped into the Joe Biden presidency in a scathing op-ed on Wednesday, January 19, saying the US commander-in-chief could "barely keep his own eyes open" and the nation became "poorer, sicker and less safe."
Morgan, 56, penned the opinion piece -- published in the New York Post -- on the eve of Biden's one-year anniversary since taking office. He bluntly described the presidency as "a disaster," adding that it was "hard to think of a more insipid, less inspiring, fiasco-ridden opening 12 months to a presidency." Morgan also excoriated the 46th POTUS for his "broken promise" of reuniting the country. "You’ve failed. Your enraged, spiteful, Republican-bashing speeches at the start of this year were just as divisive as anything Donald Trump ever spewed," the British TV presenter and journalist argued.
Piers Morgan blasts trans swimmer Lia Thomas after she smashes several women's records
'They look more REAL': Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' Madame Tussauds statues mocked
Morgan slammed Biden on the current state of the US economy, noting how inflation has crossed seven per cent since the latter became President. "You’ve failed. Inflation is raging over 7%, fuel and energy bills are soaring, and consumer prices are spiking on everything from food to cars and furniture," he wrote. It's worth noting that prices of consumer goods have risen at their fastest rate in almost four decades, but Biden has claimed that it "demonstrates that we are making progress in slowing the rate of price increases." Morgan argued that Biden "can't even persuade two of your own Democrat senators to agree with you about key policies, never mind the Republicans," pointing to Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin who have repeatedly struck down Biden's landmark spending bill. He called the President's legislative push a "losing streak."
The British broadcaster also blasted the Delaware Democrat's botched withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan last summer, which left 13 US servicemen and some 200 Afghan civilians dead. Morgan said Biden's actions had "sent the world a message that Americans can no longer be trusted." He explained, "Just as the excruciating spectacle of you falling asleep on live TV at the COP26 climate change conference in Scotland sent a message that the oldest-ever US president, at 78, who’d gone there to tell us all to open our eyes to the environmental threat to the planet, can’t even keep his own eyes open." The columnist said US citizens "feel poorer, sicker and less safe" under Biden and that they "have less and less confidence" that the President "can do anything to save them." He continued, "That’s why your approval ratings are tanking so badly, why the Democrats are heading for Congress wipeout in the November midterms, and why Trump has a legitimate reason to think he can beat you in 2024 to reclaim the presidency he so wrongly claims was stolen from him."
Morgan also recounted a "deeply moving conversation" he and Biden had following the demise of the latter's son Beau in 2015. "You exuded great hope a year ago, but that’s been wrecked by dithering, blathering, blundering reality," Morgan wrote. "Wake up, Joe, or you’re going to sleep-walk into the next election lamer than any lame-duck president ever, and the disgruntled American people will be voting for a divorce – and quite possibly getting back with their ex," he concluded.