In a controversial turn of events, the White House hosted a Hanukkah ceremony this week that has stirred up quite a storm. Reports suggest that President Joe Biden chose to exclude the families of Hamas hostages from the event, despite their requests to attend.
This decision has drawn sharp criticism, especially in light of the fact that more than a hundred individuals remain in captivity under the control of the terrorist government in Gaza. These individuals have been held since the tragic attacks that took place in Israel on October 7th.
A recent CNN segment shed light on the situation, revealing that some of these hostage families had reached out to the White House, presumably hoping to receive a show of solidarity during the Hanukkah ceremony. However, the Biden administration chose to ignore their pleas, causing outrage and disappointment among those affected.
The president’s actions, or lack thereof, have raised questions about his willingness to confront difficult issues and make tough decisions. It appears that President Biden is hesitant to cross his pro-Hamas base, even if it means facing negative publicity and criticism. The administration’s handling of this situation leaves many wondering about its priorities and judgment.
To compound matters, President Biden’s speech during the Hanukkah ceremony was marred by a significant error. Once again, he displayed a lack of proficiency when it comes to dealing with numbers. Whether it’s distinguishing between millions, billions, and trillions or confusing years with days, it is embarrassing for the entire nation to witness such mistakes on a public platform.
This blunder is not only embarrassing but also deeply insulting to the families who were snubbed by the president. It raises concerns about President Biden’s level of empathy and his ability to connect with the pain and suffering of others. It begs the question of whether he even bothered to prepare for the event and review his speech before delivering it.
These incidents serve as yet another reminder that President Biden’s image as the “Empathizer in Chief” is far from accurate. His actions, or lack thereof, in this situation demonstrate a lack of genuine concern for the hostages and their families. It appears that he is more interested in preserving his political base than fulfilling his responsibilities with competence and compassion.
All of this raises serious doubts about President Biden’s suitability for the role of president. A leader who is willing to abandon individuals held hostage by terrorists to appease a radical faction of his base poses a significant risk to the nation. It underscores the lengths to which he may go to cling to power, and that is a dangerous prospect for the American people.
Author: Steven Sinclaire