Over the weekend, President Joe Biden once again spent time away from the White House, at one of his residences in Delaware. This occurred amid increasing tensions in various parts of the world, including the ongoing conflict in Gaza and recent attacks on U.S. forces in the Middle East.
A video clip circulating online depicted President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden walking along the shoreline near their Rehoboth Beach home, sparking criticism.
“We’re on the brink of World War III, and this is how Joe Biden is spending the weekend,” conservative podcaster Benny Johnson noted in an X post featuring the clip.
“Disgusting. Biden should be at the White House making and taking conference calls right now, not prancing (wobbling, really) on some beach,” another X user wrote.
“We need new leadership! The country is in trouble, and he is taking a stroll on the beach! Unbelievable!” said another.
“Why shouldn’t he? He’s not in charge of anything anyway,” another quipped.
Earlier in the week, President Biden made an unplanned visit to Israel, where he engaged in discussions with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This visit coincided with Israel’s preparations for a potential ground invasion of Gaza following a surprise attack by HANNIT fighters earlier in the month. The attack resulted in the deaths of over 1,400 residents of the Jewish state, the majority of whom were civilian men, women, and children. Additionally, more than 200 individuals were taken hostage.
We’re on the brink of World War III and this is how Joe Biden is spending the weekend:pic.twitter.com/EK8FZGellW
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 22, 2023
Also last week, “a pair of US military bases in Syria were attacked by drones…raising concerns that Iran-backed proxies are using the Israel-Hamas war to strike at American forces,” the New York Post reported.
“In one attack, drones struck the al-Tanf garrison located near Syria’s borders with Iraq and Jordan on Thursday,” the outlet added. “One was destroyed by US forces but another caused minor injuries, two US officials speaking on condition of anonymity told the Associated Press. The al-Tanf base is located in an area frequently used by Iran-backed militants to shuttle weapons to Hezbollah.”
“A second drone attack targeted the Conoco gas field in the Deir al-Zor region in eastern Syria that houses American troops, according to Syrian opposition activists,” The Post noted further.
Simultaneously, Israel faced threats from Hezbollah militants based in Lebanon, prompting Prime Minister Netanyahu to issue a strong warning against getting involved in the conflict alongside Hamas. It’s worth noting that both HANNIT and Hezbollah are recognized as terrorist organizations by the U.S. government and receive financial and material support from Iran.
In addition to these international concerns, President Biden is also grappling with domestic security issues, which remain unaddressed. According to reports from Customs and Border Patrol officials, the agency recently disclosed an unprecedented surge in illegal border crossings, with an increasing number of individuals on the U.S. terrorist watchlist being apprehended.
It’s noteworthy that the 2023 fiscal year, which concluded on September 30, saw a historic 2.4 million apprehensions at the U.S. border, as reported by the Post Millennial.
Apprehensions of people who are on the terrorist watch list are nearly double last year’s record total. According to the CBP data, 172 non-citizens who were on the terrorist watchlist were apprehended at the border, which was an increase from 2022’s record year of 98. Before 2021 the highest number was six in 2018, and it has skyrocketed since the Biden administration took over.
Total encounters for enforcement officials was 434,562 higher than in 2022 at a total of 3,201,144. Since 2020 that number has continued to increase with 646,822 total encounters in 2020, 1,05651 a year later, and 1,244,625 higher two years later.
The data caught the eye of Donald Trump Jr., who commented on the astronomical figures on the X platform.
“Of course, Customs and Border Patrol waits until Saturday morning to release the new disastrous border numbers so that no one is paying attention,” he began.
“So we understand what the invasion looks like. 267 terrorists (these were caught imagine how many got through?), 8M+ illegal aliens since Biden took office, 72,823 illegal special interest aliens (from countries that harbor terrorism) over the last 2 years,” he continued.
“This is not an accident or a coincidence, this is deliberate by Democrats and it will destroy our country,” he concluded.
Of course Customs and Border Patrol waits until Saturday morning to release the new disastrous border numbers so that no one is paying attention.
So we understand what the invasion looks like
• 267 terrorists (these were caught imagine how many got through?)
• 8M+ illegal…
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 21, 2023