Thomas Gallatin / December 7, 2020

Did Biden Reveal His White House Exit Plan?

He talks of faking a disease and resigning. Is that his plan if he and Kamala Harris fundamentally disagree?

Did Joe Biden just reveal his and the Democrats’ exit strategy in the event that he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States? You could argue he did based on comments during an interview in which Biden and Kamala Harris appeared with CNN’s Jake Tapper and Don Lemon.

Introducing a rather strange question, Tapper asked Biden how he would handle significant differences of opinion with Harris on policy issues. The obvious answer should have been that the buck stops with the president (the one elected by the people to lead the nation), not the vice president, but that’s not the answer Biden offered. Instead, Biden answered by presenting a strange coequal-sounding arrangement before rambling, “Like I told Barack [Obama], if I reach something where there’s a fundamental disagreement we have based on a moral principle, I’ll develop some disease and say I have to resign.”

Some have sought to spin Biden’s remark as him merely attempting a joke that fell flat. Yet the context of his response belies such an interpretation. Biden’s comment leaves folks with two possible understandings: Either Biden is suggesting that his arrangement with Obama will carry over in similar fashion to Harris, in that if she finds herself in significant moral disagreement with Biden, the expectation is that she will give some bogus reason outside of a policy dispute and resign, or (the more likely interpretation) is that Biden will be the one faking and resigning.

The blatant dishonesty Biden suggests he would present to the American people as his rationale for potential resignation should be shocking. But given Biden’s problematic record with truthfulness, it’s not. The obvious takeaway from Biden’s statement is that Americans can never really trust him when he declares his rationale for the decisions he makes.

Furthermore, as Fox News’s Lawrence Jones points out, “This is why he doesn’t do interviews — because he is so incoherent. This is why they kept him in the basement for the majority of the campaign.” Biden’s slipping mental acuity is evident. Furthermore, he has essentially let the cat out of the bag on what the arrangement between him and Harris has been the whole time. Should Biden become president, he will enjoy the accolades of becoming president for a short time only to then step aside for Harris to take the lead and move forward with her radical leftist agenda. Conservatives have long suspected this was the arrangement after Biden secured the Democrat nomination, and his bumbling remarks could be seen as having confirmed it.

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