Poor old Joe Biden. He may have won the Electoral College and the referendum, but he will never feel the love of his lower class like Donald Trump.
The former president’s first full cabinet meeting in June 2017 is still an unparalleled greasy opera. One secretary after another, almost all the secretaries stood up, sang hymns and paid tribute to the holy emperor of the universe.
Has any parent ever known this immortal worship of children? Maybe only King Lear from Goneril and Regan. The most telling thing is that the world is allowed to see it. Trump made sure this was another chapter in his tenure on reality TV.
It’s not Biden’s style. Due to coronavirus restrictions, his first cabinet meeting on Thursday was moved to the East Hall. The 16 permanent members wearing masks sat in a huge square with empty chairs in the middle – but otherwise, this goes back. It’s the old way of doing things.
The main topic on the agenda is not the handsome handsomeness of the American president, his tall intellect, his tenacious perseverance, or his ability to smash holes in one head, but just the $200 billion foundation he just announced. Facility plan.
Biden said that facing Secretary of State Anthony Brinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Vice President Kamala Harris, Biden said that he asked five cabinet members to “take special responsibility and explain to the American public.” Plan.”.
He did not hesitate to accept the interview from the media, and within two and a half minutes, the reporter greeted him. “I thank the press for coming, but I will talk to you later.”
However, even a brief glimpse behind the scenes shows how much has changed. Whites make up nearly three-quarters of Trump’s cabinet; they only make up one-third of Biden’s.
On Thursday, the East Room included Harris, who was the first and first woman of color to serve as vice chair. Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the Ministry of Finance; Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay secretary, confirmed to the cabinet; Deb Haaland, He is the first Native American in the president’s cabinet.
Biden said: “This is the first cabinet in American history that looks like an American cabinet.” “This is what we promised to do, and we have done it.”
If Trump expresses strong opposition to the first black president of the United States, then Biden’s cabinet expresses strong opposition to this strong opposition.
They refuse to play with the camera with escalating syricism, which also reminds us that the tenure of reality TV station did not extend to the second season.
The ratings dropped, and because there was no scandal, Biden’s pet dog biting people and storing poop in the corridors of the White House became news. Cabinet members like Tom Vilsack and Denis McDonough simply cannot compete with Ben Carson or Rick Perry for comedy.
Watch out for the idea of a late-night comedian suddenly thinking of cold turkey. How did they feast their hearts on the first Trump cabinet meeting, which began with Mike Pence’s announcement, “It is the greatest honor of my life to serve as the Vice President of the President and keep my promise to the American people.”
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus took follow-up action: “We thank you for the service you provide us and the blessings you provide to our agenda.” Trump walked around the conference room , Almost every secretary tried his best to beat the previous one in the despicable Olympics.
Late-night comedian Stephen Colbert concluded: “These people are adults, some of them are billionaires, and when they take pictures of their dear leaders, they are happy to get rid of the shackles.
“I don’t know that Trump has such a strict’please check your ball at the door’ policy. To be honest, this is the next level. For an emotionally vulnerable person, this is an unprecedented public stroke festival.”
Of course, until it becomes interesting, it is still very interesting. In a country where politics is the new religion, full of faith, enthusiasm, and absolute color, the worship of that particular Messiah led to a fatal storm in the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Ordinary Joe is more like Bertolt Brecht: dissatisfied with the need for the land of heroes.