The report follows Joe Biden’s recent trip to the region in July, during which the U.S. president pressured the Saudis to produce more oil, but the Saudi government refused his requests.
The report states that members of the Saudi government privately mocked Biden, Saudi television mocked “Sleepy Joe“.
The government of Saudi Arabia does not seem to like U.S. President Joe Biden, a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article shows that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and many others have mocked the American leader. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were also mocked on a television show broadcast in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi TV show openly mocks Biden’s alleged cognitive decline and uses the nickname “Sleepy Joe“.
Three WSJ reporters – Stephen Kalin, Summer Said and Dion Nissenbaum – wrote on Oct. 24 that unnamed members of the Saudi government say the prince and his team privately mock President Biden. “Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman mocks President Biden in private, poking fun at the 79-year-old’s gaffes and questioning his mental acuity, according to people in the Saudi government“, WSJ reporters said.
The reporters added:
He told his advisers that he had not been impressed with Joe Biden since his days as vice president, and that he much preferred former President Donald Trump, the people said.
The latest WSJ report and Saudi TV show openly mocking Biden follow Saudi Arabia’s request to join the BRICS nations. U.S. President Joe Biden was heavily criticized in America for having his reasons for visiting Saudi Arabia in July, when the U.S. president went there to ask the crown prince to increase oil production.
Instead, Biden chose to capitalize on a pressure stunt, and while the U.S. president called for more oil production, he continued to bring up the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.”I made my point very clear“, Biden said at the time. “I said, quite frankly, that for an American president to remain silent on a human rights issue is inconsistent with who we are and who I am.“
REPORTER: “Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman regularly mocks the president in private, making fun of his gaffes and questioning his mental acuity…”
KJP: “I don’t have any comments.” pic.twitter.com/3ufik3dlT0
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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and government have flatly refused Biden’s demands for more oil production. On October 24, when White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre (KJP) was asked about Saudi leaders privately mocking the U.S. president’s mental acuity, KJP had nothing to say. “I have no comment“, said the White House press secretary replied to the reporter.