(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was apparently still fuming over the fact that the Saudi crown prince mercilessly mocked Joe Biden and decided to share her thoughts on the matter by tossing some shade in his general direction. As we’ve seen time and time again, this administration cannot seem to get along with foreign leadership. They are truly a geopolitical nightmare.
According to the New York Post, Jean-Pierre ripped into Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Monday during her regular briefing over his “ridiculous” mockery of Biden’s cognitive abilities and his endless production of gaffes.
Initially speaking with Washington Post reporter Toluse Olorunnipa, Jean-Pierre commented, “I don’t have any comments on that” when she was asked about a Wall Street Journal report that revealed insults being hurled in Biden’s direction behind closed doors by the Saudi leader.
However, a little later on, the Biden administration spokesperson changed her tune.
“Actually, let me say something about your first question,” she stated to Olorunnipa. “I’m not going to comment about, you know, kind of ridiculous statements. I’m not going to comment on that.
“But I’ll be very clear: the president has been very clear since the beginning of this administration that we have to review our relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Jean-Pierre continued. “And so that is something that we’re going to continue to review and once we have something to share, we will certainly share that.”
She then added, “The decisions that OPEC+ made recently, we saw that as them aligning with Russia, and that is going to hurt many economies across the globe. The president is going to have more to say on that and when he does, you’ll hear directly from him.”
James Rosen of Newsmax followed up by asking her, “Which statements are ridiculous?”
“I’m not going to give it any more light,” Jean-Pierre responded to the question. “I’m just saying that more broadly.”
“The Journal report, which cited sources inside the Saudi government, didn’t relay specific examples of the crown prince widely known as MBS mocking Biden — but did say that the royal prefers former President Donald Trump and has had a low opinion of Biden since his time as Barack Obama’s vice president,” the New York Post said.
BREAKING: Here is Joe Biden threatening Saudi Arabia if they do not ramp up oil production 1 month before Congressional elections where his party is expected to lose
This is what Trump was impeached for in 2019
Jake Tapper does not follow up on this in any way pic.twitter.com/DvPzozmvBh
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 12, 2022
A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the statements issued about the Kingdom following the OPEC+ decision. pic.twitter.com/Bo7JVPDzFo
— Foreign Ministry 🇸🇦 (@KSAmofaEN) October 12, 2022
He has told advisers he hasn’t been impressed with Biden since his days as vice president, and much preferred former President Donald Trump, the people said. – WSJ 2/2
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) October 24, 2022
Find one world leader who doesn’t privately mock Biden
— Javier Goya (@JavierGoya7) October 24, 2022
Back in April, a television channel owned by the Saudis put on a comedy sketch of Vice President Kamala Harris constantly having to keep Biden awake and correct his mistakes, which is actually pretty inaccurate considering Harris needs a personal interpreter to translate her rambling word salads into actual, coherent thought the rest of us can understand.
“Jean-Pierre’s rebuke of MBS increases tensions that mounted after Biden returned empty-handed from his July trip to the oil-rich kingdom. Saudi-led OPEC+ on Oct. 5 announced a 2% oil production cut, humiliating Biden, who had sought to improve his relationship with Saudi leaders after average US gas prices hit records of more than $5 per gallon in June,” Steven Nelson of the NY Post wrote.
Nelson continued, “The OPEC+ decision could increase gas prices, hurting Democrats in the Nov. 8 election, and it prompted Biden to say that he would reassess the US-Saudi relationship. Biden then ordered the release of more oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve to offset the foreign production cut.”
Biden paid Saudi Arabia a visit after attempting last year to put MBS on the sidelines concerning the conclusion reached by the United States intelligence community that he had ordered the 2018 operation that killed Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist with the Washington Post.
“Biden exchanged a controversial fist bump with MBS, but the Saudis then resisted his calls to increase production. This month, Saudi officials ignored White House pleas to delay production cuts until after the Nov. 8 elections,” Nelson added in his report.
Republicans in the House have been mulling over potentially filing articles of impeachment against Biden for asking the Saudis to postpone the reduction. Rep. Elise Stefanik, who is the third-ranking member in the House GOP, called the move “very egregious, inappropriate and illegal action by the president.”
“The relatives of US citizens detained in Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, say Biden didn’t do enough to win their release because he was more concerned about securing lower gas prices. Those detainees include Saad Almadi, 72, who was sentenced on Oct. 3 to 16 years in prison over 14 tweets mildly critical of the Saudi government, according to his family,” the story revealed.
“[Biden] sold my father for oil,” Ibrahim Almadi stated during an interview with The Post last week. “He got sold for oil, but they didn’t receive the oil. So there is no father, no oil. There’s nothing — there is only shame, that is what the White House has got now.”
While visiting Saudi Arabia, Biden tried to develop some kind of relationship with MBS, which is why he opted not to fire off any sort of harsh criticism of the prince publicly, though he later told the press that he accused MBS of ordering the operation that killed Khashoggi.
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