There is widespread frustration throughout the country as the White House declared that President Biden would be taking the day off, a move referred to as “calling a lid,” and this decision was made shortly before lunchtime.

“The White House has called a lid for the day, before the pool call time. We will not be seeing the president today,” a message to pool reporters read.

Last night, the president organized a lively barbecue event for White House staff, complete with a live band.

The timing and appearance of this event were particularly striking, especially considering that late yesterday, news broke that at least 9 Americans had lost their lives due to actions by Hamas. Moreover, the decision to call it a day at the White House came shortly after Hamas declared their intention to harm hostages and publicly broadcast these acts.

“From this hour on, we announce that every targeting of our safe people will be met with the execution of one of our enemy hostages, and we will broadcast this with audio and video,” Hamas announced.

President Trump condemned the administration during a speech in New Hampshire today.

“When I was your president, we had peace through strength,” the president said. “Now we have weakness, conflict, and chaos. The atrocities we are witnessing in Israel would never have happened if I was president.”

Trump said Biden gave “billions of dollars to the world’s top sponsor of terror, tossing Israel to the bloodthirsty terrorists and jihadists.”

“Joe Biden Betrayed Israel. As president, I will once again stand strongly with the state of Israel,” he said. “We will cut off the money to Palestinian terrorists on Day One. And we will re-impose the travel ban on terror-afflicted countries so that the bloodshed and killing we saw this week will never reach American soil.”