President Trump this week weighed in on how he thinks Joe Biden is doing as president. And, unsurprisingly, he isn’t too pleased.
Trump released a statement on Wednesday to ask a series of pressing questions to Americans. “COVID is raging out of control, our supply chains are crashing with little product in our stores, we were humiliated in Afghanistan, our Border is a complete disaster, gas prices and inflation are zooming upward—how’s Biden doing? Do you miss me yet?” he wrote.
The 45th president is not alone in his criticisms of Biden’s job performance. Many have questioned Biden’s competency on the issues that he referenced in his statement.
Biden campaigned on “shutting down the virus,” however, there have been more COVID deaths in 2021 under Biden than in 2020 under Trump, according to data from Johns Hopkins, and cases have averaged over 100,000 daily since the summer, largely due to the Delta variant.
Biden has been widely panned for his mishandling of the Afghanistan exit. Biden ignored the advice of his top military and national security advisors when he ordered an end to the longest war in American history.
According to the Daily Wire, “Gen. Austin Miller, the Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 2018 through July of this year, reportedly warned Democrat President Joe Biden against withdrawing all forces from Afghanistan, and he strongly pushed back against intelligence reports that said the Afghan military could hold off the Taliban for 1-3 years, indicating that they would collapse significantly faster.”
General Miller was not the only advisor who reportedly warned Biden of the potential dangers of his withdrawal policy. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also reportedly advised Biden against his planned withdrawal of forces.
The New York Post reported, “President Biden overruled Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who advised him to slow the military withdrawal in Afghanistan.”
On the border, images of thousands of Haitians living under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas personified what has been an inundation of migrants crossing the Southern border.
During Biden’s nine months in office, there have been 1.5 million arrests of illegal immigrants at the border, with encounters averaging over 200,000 per month, according to the New York Post.
Prior to Biden’s border crisis, the number of arrests and encounters at the southern border was falling precipitously following a spike in 2019 that abated soon after Trump made a border security deal with Mexico.
Adding to Biden’s unpopularity is the fact that Americans are paying more for a wide range of goods. Inflation is at it’s highest in 13 years, and the Social Security Administration has warned that benefits will have to rise at the highest rate in 40 years to keep up with the cost of living.
Furthermore, gas prices are at the highest they’ve been in seven years. Last year the national average for a gallon of unleaded gas was Only $2.18. Now the national average is $3.22.
And these are the metrics that have left President Trump wondering if Americans “miss” him yet.