On Friday, while addressing Canada’s Parliament, our notoriously tongue-tied president mistakenly declared: “Today, I applaud China for stepping up.”

Now, don’t get too worked up. Let’s be clear, it was just a gaffe, of course. It was just a gaffe. Call it a faux pas, slip-up, or blunder, but of course, Joe Biden would never praise China intentionally.


“I applaud Canada,” he clarified, at which point his audience — which included the tyranny-touting, lockdown-lauding, Fidel Castro aficionado, Mr. Justin Trudeau himself! — erupted into thunderous guffaws.

So you see, there’s nothing to worry about! Everyone makes mistakes. Don’t be so hard on the poor man. He is 80 years old, after all.

But then Biden continued, digging himself into an even deeper hole. “You can tell what I’m thinking about China,” he muttered ambiguously. “I won’t get into that yet.”

So our president knows he can’t applaud China out loud… but he was “thinking” it anyway?

Biden’s handler and custodian — I mean the media — quickly came to his defense, reminding us that it was all just a big mistake. Just like when he “mistakenly” said, “We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.” Only that time he didn’t even correct himself.

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We all know Biden did not mean to say “I applaud China,” but after a recent batch of polling revealed Americans are “deeply skeptical of Biden’s constant coddling of China,” his error is a bit ironic.

And in light of a
shocking new report, we should not be surprised if Biden really does have reason to applaud China.

According to Representative James Comer, subpoenaed financial documents have exposed that the Biden family (inexplicably) received $1 million from China. Comer has launched an investigation, but of course, no one in the media is covering it. They’re all probably too busy combing Trump’s business records from seven years ago.

Maybe someone needs to remind them of the meaning of investigative journalism. The media does not exist to defend the president — surely he can speak for himself. The media exists (in theory) to uncover and provide information, and when rumors that the president has been paid by arguably our greatest adversary are floating around, you’d think they might want to look into it.

But Biden is a special case.

He can get away with “mistakenly” applauding and getting paid by China. And the media won’t even call him out.

Jakob Fay is a staff writer for the Convention of States Project, a project of Citizens for Self-Governance.

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