Biden facing ‘pretty big credibility crisis’ according to NBC’s Chuck Todd
President Biden is facing an almost insurmountable “credibility crisis” after only nine months in office, according to NBC’s Meet the Press host, Chuck Todd.
“I think he’s got a pretty big credibility crisis on his hands because all of these problems in some ways showed up after he said something basically the exact opposite,” Todd said Sunday.
Todd was asked by his colleague what the Biden administration’s response was to the various crises they are facing.
“We can talk about the border crisis… We learned that the drone strike that had been touted as an attack and a victory over ISIS actually killed a group of civilians, including seven children. France recalling its ambassadors from Washington because of that nuclear deal they were cut out of between the United States, the U.K., and Australia, and also the COVID booster news…” Sunday Today host, Willie Geist, said regarding some of the issues President Biden is dealing with.
Todd explained Biden’s credibility crisis, highlighting the White House’s mixed messaging on specific issues.
“Afghanistan withdrawal: wasn’t going to be messy, wasn’t going to look like Saigon,” Todd said, regarding the comparisons that many drew of Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan to the U.S. withdrawal from Saigon, Vietnam in 1979, something Biden himself said explicitly wouldn’t happen.
“The booster shots: he came out, and he essentially said that eight months and even indicated maybe we should start as soon as five months, now we’re not sure if anybody under 65 is gonna get a booster shot,” Todd continued.
“Of course, the border…It’s pretty clear we have a bigger problem now than we’ve had in years…And these policies have turned into becoming a magnet,” Todd added.
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Biden is set to speak at the United Nations Tuesday, and Todd says Biden will have to handle credibility issues on the world stage.
“To make sure that people still view America as a, not just a stable democracy, but a competent leader of the free world right now,” Todd said. “He’s got a lot of work to do… He’s got a lot on the line here this month, that’s for sure.”