The Democrats and their media kept insisting that the adults are in charge now. Funny, it doesn’t look like they are.
Reports from inside the room went further with claims of a sharp divide between the leaders over whether China should be called out explicitly. “The disagreements, aired during a session that at one point became so sensitive that all internet was shut off to the room, pitted European nations against the United States, Britain and Canada,” according to a CNN report on the meeting.
This is bizarre because these discussions are supposed to be held in private.
These kind of negotiations are often hammered out in advance of the meetings between the leaders, which are usually more of a photo opportunity.
You don’t argue over things like this in public. Not unless you want to make a point of blowing up the process.
The senior White House official said Biden “really was leading the charge… And I would say Prime Minister [Boris] Johnson was very close behind him.”
Considering that Biden made a point of stabbing Johnson in the back beforehand over Northern Ireland with the demarche, I’m skeptical.
Biden went into this having alienated America’s best European ally. It’s almost calculated.
Either France decided to humiliate Biden. Or Biden set himself up to fail while making it look like he’s taking this seriously.
Either way, China wins this round.