MATTHEWS: Joe Biden disgraces himself on a world stage during NATO Summit

President Joe Biden walks off after holding a news conference on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The words “Joe Biden” and “embarrassment” fit together like white on rice. 

During a recent overseas trip where the President took part in the G7 and NATO summits, the word “disgraceful” was more apropos for reasons I’ll get to in just a moment. 

One behavior that is considered especially egregious and unbecoming of any United States elected official is when one travels to Europe, South America, or elsewhere outside the country and proceeds to disrespect America and its institutions. 

And yet that is exactly what Biden, who has lectured us for the past 18 months since the Capitol riot on the need to (paraphrasing) “not undermine our sacred institutions” and “respect our democracy” here on our own soil, did when he was in Spain last week during the global summits. 

In the midst of a press conference, Biden was asked by a reporter about recent events in the U.S. including the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and the mass shootings that took place in Buffalo and Uvalde, and what he would say to Americans who believe that contrary to his NATO motto last year of “America is back” that America is headed in the wrong direction. 

Biden, whose approval ratings are still in the tank just months away from the midterm elections, bristled under the criticism and responded by proclaiming that “America is better positioned to lead the world than we ever have been [not true]. We have the strongest economy in the world [not true]. Our inflation rates are lower than other nations in the world [not true].” 

But where he really got out over his skis was when referenced the Supreme Court ruling. 

“The one thing that has been destabilizing is the outrageous behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States on overruling not only Roe v. Wade, but essentially challenging the right to privacy,” he stated. 

“We’ve been a leader in the world in terms of personal rights and privacy rights, and it is a mistake, in my view, for the Supreme Court to do what it did … And the Supreme Court — we have to change that decision by codifying Roe v. Wade.” 

U.S. presidents can say a lot of things while rubbing elbows and clinking champagne glasses with world leaders, but the supposed leader of the free world trashing our nation’s highest court on foreign soil over a political disagreement is beyond the pale and tells us more about who Joe Biden really is, with none of it being good. 

He’s not just the feckless leader beholden to “woke” special interest groups we’ve always known him to be. Biden is also a bitterly divisive man who talks who out of both sides of his mouth about “democratic norms” when politically convenient, painting his opposition as traitors to their country when they supposedly do it but portraying himself as a “defender” of Constitutional rights when he actually does it.  

Further, as far as “destabilization” goes, perhaps he should look into a mirror next time he speaks on the subject, because what’s been especially destabilizing internationally over the last year and half is his badly botched handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, his bungled response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and our country’s refusal to take meaningful steps to get China to be more open and transparent about the origins of a deadly disease that turned the world upside down, one that we’re still trying to recover from physically, socially, and economically. 

In the midst of all the emotion surrounding the Supreme Court’s decision, one would hope Biden would work to try and turn down the temperature. But that’s not who he is, and it’s just one more reason he should be booted out of office in 2024. 

North Carolina native Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym Sister Toldjah and is a media analyst and regular contributor to RedState and Legal Insurrection.