Sen. Marco Rubio offered his latest in a series of grim warnings about the President’s competence Monday night.
Rubio spoke to Sean Hannity of Fox News, where he contended that Joe Biden’s propensity to misspeak has hurt America’s foreign policy position, emboldening its enemies.
“Look, there’s two things happening right now. Americans are losing confidence in Joe Biden, in his ability to manage the job and get results and changes for our country,” Rubio said. “But it’s not like foreign leaders and foreign adversaries don’t watch the same video. And they watch the same things.”
“That’s the part that concerns me with all these gaffes,” Rubio continued. “It’s not just the impact it’s having here domestically on Americans. I feel like Americans understand that our system’s about a lot more than Joe Biden, although his administration is doing a lot of damage.”
The Senator’s interview was roughly in the middle of the program, a few minutes after an opening monologue from the host lampooning the President for saying Saturday the current First Lady was once Vice President, and insisting again on Monday, without evidence, that he was once a truck driver.
“Our allies start to lose confidence in our country, and our adversaries start to wonder whether they can get away with certain things,” Rubio said, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
“I think he invaded (Ukraine) because he didn’t think Biden would do anything about it and I think he’s willing to do other things potentially because of the same,” Rubio added.
For veteran Rubio watchers, the tropes about Biden’s perceived lack of competence are familiar. Early in the Biden presidency, Rubio predicted that foreign countries might exploit the “weak leader” in the White House.
“They’re going to make their own assessments of what they think they can get away with, are they dealing with a weak leader, are they dealing with someone who doesn’t really have control of the situation,” Rubio said in March 2021, on another Hannity episode.
When Biden was running for the White House in 2020, Rubio expressed similar concerns about the future President’s cognitive state.
“The physical and mental fitness of any candidate is on display in every campaign. It’s a legitimate thing that people want to know and judge,” Rubio said in 2020, again on Hannity, in an episode where he suggested Biden may suffer from “severe memory loss.”
April 5, 2022 at 11:52 am
Did Marco ever speak about Trumps foreign policies? The USA became the laughing stock on the international scene with our previous President , the master of gaffes and now the crazy old man at the end of the bar.
April 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm
As a Republican, I sincerely hope Democrats keep running on “b-b-b-b-but Trump” and stick with Biden. As an American, I hope you guys wake up and run somebody better against whoever the Republican nominee is. We can’t afford this doddering old man for another four years.
In the words of Obama’s Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Biden was “”wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
April 7, 2022 at 10:34 am
Trump’s a falling star and loser! Of course its fun to kick him while he is down and he did deserve it. How could anyone vote for a “man” with his combover and painted-on tan?
April 6, 2022 at 12:59 pm
“Little Marco” as the twice-impeached grifter in chief used to call you to your face on TV – I will take one Joe Biden over ten of you any day of the week. At least President Biden has a soul. You, on the other hand, are a shameless opportunist, with no moral compass. Why don’t you keep your big mouth shut and actually do something to help your constituents? You are a LOSER!
April 7, 2022 at 10:30 am
I rather they think Biden is unstable than have a president and senator with a bromance for Putin! Too disgusting and it got us nowhere. Rubio you losing your senate seat, you need to sound more mainstream than a MAGA magot.
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