As we enter the week between Christmas and New Year’s, we always seem to be besieged with list after list of the “top news stories of the year”, the “best fill in the blank of 2022”, and on and on. It gets to be a little nauseating. So, this year, I’m going to give you what I considered to be the top ten Biden Blunders of the year. Now, realize that some of his biggest blunders (I’m looking at the Afghanistan withdrawal) took place in 2021 and aren’t eligible for this year’s list. With that in mind…here we go!
10. The Iranian Nuclear Deal. Ever wonder what actually happened to this one? It basically died on the table. Yes, Biden wanted to bring back Bobo Obama’s worst foreign policy deal, something that was supposed to be Obama’s “signature foreign policy legacy item”. It didn’t work. In fact, Iran’s Ayatollah called…
President Joe Biden’s rented Secret Service vehicles burst into flames in a parking lot Monday, just one day after he left his Nantucket vacation.
Biden spent Thanksgiving on the ritzy Massachusetts island with his family last week. The Secret Service rented five vehicles from Hertz to carry the president and his family, and all five of them caught fire in the parking lot, according to footage first obtained by the Nantucket Current.
Footage shows firefighters spraying down the smoldering remains of one vehicle’s engine block. The five vehicles included a Chevy Suburban, Ford Explorer, Infiniti QX80, Ford Expedition and a Jeep Gladiator.
It looks like the culprit was the white Ford Expedition there in the center. Directly in front of it is the Ford Explorer, to its right is the Infinity QX80, the Jeep is across from it on the left, and the Chevy Suburban getting towed away is on its immediate left.
All the burn patterns seem to indicate that the Ford’s smoldering ruins of an engine block were what caused the problem.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, but one of the vehicles – a Ford Expedition- was under a safety recall by the manufacturer due to a faulty battery junction box that has caused fires. While it had been scheduled for service under the recall, sources said, it had not been repaired.
Having owned a few Fords in my life, this sadly does not surprise me.
But right now, Ford’s decision to create a battery that explodes the vehicle into molten slag is just a theory. We don’t actually know what caused the fire.
Was it poor, substandard American engineering that’s been declining since 1980 or so?
Was it an act of God with symbolism for the president who is running the nation into the ground while setting the record for the most vacation days on the job?
Was it a disgruntled family member who had to endure Joe Biden creeping on his kids through the windows?
I don’t know that we will ever know for sure, but add it to the list of portents of doom for America!
EXCLUSIVE: President Biden’s regular trips to his home state of Delaware have cost taxpayers at least $11 million since the start of his presidency, a Fox News Digital analysis has found.
Biden has made 57 trips to Delaware, spanning all or part of 185 days, according to data from former CBS correspondent Mark Knoller.
The trips require taxpayer dollars to fund costs associated with the use of either Air Force One or Marine One, as well as security costs for the Secret Service. The president spends time in Delaware at his homes in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach.
Most of the trips involved direct travel between the White House and Delaware. Biden has made 101 flights between the White House or Joint Base Andrews and Delaware — 71 flights using Marine One and 30 using Air Force One, according to Knoller.
For decades, Knoller has kept careful records of various White House statistics and has served as a source of information for reporters — and even the White House itself.
President Biden rides a bike in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on June 18, 2022. (Reuters/Elizabeth Frantz)
Public documents from the Department of Defense comptroller show that the Marine One helicopters used by the president cost between $17,065 and $20,206 per hour. The helicopter trip between the White House and locations in Delaware takes roughly an hour, according to the president’s schedule.
Air Force One’s operational costs are $177,843 per hour, and the trip to Delaware takes roughly 30 minutes, according to the president’s schedule. This puts the total operational costs for the trips, including each method of transportation, at about $4 million.
Documents obtained by the New York Post last year showed a Secret Service cost of $1.96 million on the president’s first 16 trips to Delaware. A per-trip cost from these data applied to the president’s now 57 trips leaves an approximate $7 million tab for taxpayers.
The president has other, quite comfortable options for the weekend. The White House itself is one of the nation’s most beautiful mansions. Additionally, the president can also avail himself of the country retreat at Camp David, which is only a half-hour chopper ride away. He has been there 19 times as president, far less often than he goes to Delaware.
President Biden falls to the ground after riding up to members of the public during a bike ride in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on June 18, 2022. (Reuters/Elizabeth Frantz)
The $11 million receipt for Biden’s Delaware trips is probably a significant underestimate since it does not tally many other miscellaneous costs. These include spending for additional helicopters that travel along with him, travel to or from military airports before or after an Air Force One flight, and accommodations for staff who accompany him.
The president’s 16 flights to Delaware from states where he was conducting official business are also not included, since travel from those destinations may have not been much more expensive than if Biden had returned to the White House.
Biden, as a senator from 1973 to 2009, would take Amtrak from Delaware to Washington, D.C., every day that the Senate was in session — a habit that earned him the nickname “Amtrak Joe.” He claims this travel included 8,200 round trips and more than 2 million miles. The ticket for much of that time from Delaware to Washington and back was less than $100.
But as president, Biden’s predilection for spending as much time in Delaware as possible is costing taxpayers well more than $200,000 roundtrip.
President Biden walks on the beach with his daughter, Ashley Biden, and members of his extended family in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on June 20, 2022. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
Former President Donald Trump faced criticism for his regular, expensive travel to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Knoller’s data show that Biden travels home more often, though the hop from Washington to Delaware is shorter than Trump’s trips to Florida or New Jersey.
Biden’s sojourns in his home state sometimes extend beyond the usual presidential weekend schedule. The president often leaves for Delaware on Thursdays to work from his home on Friday and stays for the weekend. He almost always departs on Monday morning as opposed to Sunday night.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Patrick Hauf is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.
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President Joe Biden abruptly canceled a G20 meeting on Tuesday, as world leaders gathered in Indonesia to conduct the official business of managing world affairs.
However, the official explanation for Biden’s last minute drop-out has many wondering once again if something is seriously wrong with the president. Watch:
“Breaking news would be that President Biden is missing the G20 leaders dinner,” Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy reported. “He is supposed to be at a supper right now, 8:10 in the evening here in Bali, Indonesia, with everybody that flew in. If you’re the U.S. president, you spent basically two days flying to get here for a dinner like this. You got MBS there, you got Trudeau there. Xi is also there, if anything was left on the table.”
“Yesterday we did hear President Biden tell us that he had a cold and he has tested negative for Covid, despite the Cambodian leader from our last stop being positive now, but we do not know exactly what is going on with the president,” Doocy added. “They called an early lid. So we will keep you posted on what exactly is going on with Biden.”
It was also reported that Biden canceled the leaders’ dinner and is heading back to his hotel.
“Biden skipped tonight’s gala dinner at the G-20 summit and returned to the hotel at 8 pm instead,” Disclose reported.
Biden had taken just four questions at a press conference.
Earlier in Indonesia, Biden was walking very stiffly next to Canadian premier Justin Trudeau, raising questions among observers.
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