(DCWatchdog.com) – President Joe Biden has started doubting his ability to keep his campaign promise of uniting America, something he may be giving up on as he adopts a partisan tone ahead of the midterm elections.
Biden’s doubts about uniting the country were expressed in an off-the-record lunch with New York Times opinion columnist Thomas Friedman, who revealed that Biden gave him the impression that “he’s worried that while he has reunited the West, he may not be able to reunite America.”
Friedman added that unity is “the reason [Biden] decided to run in the first,” adding that the President understands “that without some unity of purpose and willingness to compromise, nothing else is possible.”
However, critics point to Biden’s lack of understanding of the country and lack of effort as the reason he can’t unite America.
“He can’t unite America because he doesn’t understand America,” Reagan biographer Craig Shirley noted, adding that the President doesn’t “understand the bully pulpit or presidential leadership.”
Republicans mocked Biden’s concern about not being able to unite the country, “I, too, worry about not being able to accomplish the things I never tried,” GOP strategist Matt Whitlock tweeted.
While embattled Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) tweeted, “Biden will have a hard time reuniting America because virtually everything he and his fellow radical leftists have pushed on society has further divided us.”
But it’s not only Republicans who are disillusioned by Biden’s efforts. Democrats have also voiced disappointment.
According to a report by the Washington Examiner, Christopher Hahn, podcast host of Aggressive Progressive, noted that “Biden underestimated the depth of division felt by a very large percentage of Americans.”
Hahn continued, “That, coupled with increasing economic pain being felt by millions of families, due to inflationary forces largely beyond his control, has made it difficult to unite the nation as he hoped he could.”