It was the fateful moment in 2020 when Joe Biden made it abundantly clear to the world that his predecessor’s Anglophilia was about to be brutally wiped out.
Already plotting to have the bust of Britain’s greatest leader, Winston Churchill, banished from the Oval Office, a viral video surfaced of the then-president-elect being asked for comment during the campaign by the hating BBC. to Donald Trump.
‘Mister. Biden, a quick word for the BBC,’ shouted the New York correspondent for the British Bashing Corporation, Nick Bryant.
The BBC? I’m Irish,” Biden replied with a menacing look, before breaking out into a demented grin.
That obvious disdain, which I am willing to call both the monarchy and hatred of Britain, has continued throughout his presidency.
“If Joe Biden (pictured today) were prepared to show respect for the UK, there could be no better way than to appear at Westminster Abbey on Saturday May 6, along with dozens of other heads of state from around the world. world,” writes Dan Wootton.
Wootton says the historic coronation of King Charles III (pictured yesterday) this May is one of the most important days in modern British history.
Whether it’s consistently backing Ireland and the EU during the highly sensitive Brexit negotiations, publicly criticizing former Prime Minister Liz Truss for trying to cut taxes, or siding with the hideous Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over their false claims of racism from the Royal Family towards Oprah Winfrey.
It has never been made more clear that the special relationship is stammering in spite of the occupant of the White House, not because of him.
The historic coronation of King Charles III this May, one of the most important days in modern British history, should have been a moment to change all that.
Travel and protocol have been transformed in the 70 years since the last coronation, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in power.
If Biden were prepared to show respect for the UK, there could be no better way than to appear at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, along with dozens of other heads of state from around the world, including all three of our enemies’ presidents. politicians in the United States.
“Biden’s anti-English stance is indicative of the way the left internationally has slowly begun to turn against the UK and our Royal Family,” writes Dan Wootton (pictured)
Sure, Biden is already traveling to Northern Ireland to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Deal later this month and to describe the 80-year-old leader as prone to making mistakes is to be kind to him.
But, given the magnitude of the historic event, another trip is warranted a few weeks later.
US officials want to avoid the decision being seen as a snub and will possibly send in First Lady Jill Biden, but the damage has already been done.
Especially with a US government source telling the Daily Telegraph: “He’s very proud of his Irish roots.”
Before someone tries to dismiss the decision just because of your age, think again.
In Biden’s 2008 autobiography Promises to Keep, he admitted that his mother’s Irish-American relatives had “Irish grudges,” and his Aunt Gertie once told him, “Your father’s not a bad man.” He is just English.
In 1982, before meeting the late Queen for the first time, her mother Jean Biden gave her only one piece of advice: “Don’t bow down to her.”
Biden’s anti-English stance is indicative of the way the left internationally has slowly begun to turn against the UK and our Royal Family as some kind of walking manifestation of colonialism, which is mocked for political gain on a daily basis. , forgetting the many wonders. British Empire brought into the world.
Whatever you think of him, I have no doubt that Donald Trump would have moved mountains to attend the King’s coronation.
Perhaps in part due to his mother’s Scottish heritage, he had a deep respect both for the late queen personally and for the importance of the British monarchy and the danger posed by a destructive Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Wootton predicts that US officials will want to avoid the decision being seen as a snub and possibly send First Lady Jill Biden to the Coronation. Jill and Joe Biden appear together at Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral last year at Westminster Abbey.
Biden could have made history by being the first US president to attend a coronation, Wootton argued. Joe and Jill Biden are pictured with King Charles last September
The idea of invoking centuries-old hatred of Irish history or the American Civil War as it relates to our monarchy would have been anathema to him.
Biden could have made history by being the first American president to attend a Coronation, while helping to calm the constant drumbeat of hatred for our Royal Family from the American left.
Instead, it has inflamed this current culture war.
I experienced the most over-the-top abuse from Be Kind US Democrats all weekend tweeting: ‘Biden, who plans to snub the coronation of King Charles III, tells you all you need to know about how one of the worst feels. Presidents of modern history about the United Kingdom. It’s his fault. PS: Biden, very aligned with Harry and Meghan. We know what it’s really about.
Twitter felt it necessary to add a note of context to my very valid tweets, stating: “No US president in history has attended the coronation of the British monarch.”
Well, I would add some important context to that context note: There have only been two coronations in the last 100 years, the most recent in 1953, and globalization has transformed the way world leaders travel ever since.
Despite the vitriol, I stand by my comments.
And I have no doubt that Harry and Meghan’s malign influence on the way many left-wing Americans think about the UK and the royal family has influenced Biden’s decision.
Harry had formed a close friendship with Biden and his wife Jill through their Invictus Games, with the president once saying: ‘Jill went to London for the last few games. She spent too damn much time with Prince Harry!
That closeness resulted in the president’s spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, praising the Sussexes for their “courage” after their notorious interview with Oprah Winfrey, where they made a series of unsubstantiated attacks on the Royal Family’s racism that have since had to go back.
Courage for what? Destroy your dying grandfather’s legacy? Please!
“I have no doubt that Harry and Meghan’s malign influence on the way many left-wing Americans think about the UK and the royal family has influenced Biden’s decision,” Wootton writes.
In turn, Meghan and Harry have been politically supportive of the Bidens, with the couple attending the Vax Live event during the Covid pandemic and Meghan breaking all royal protocol to publicly endorse one of their Supreme Court nominees.
Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, has since told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that Meghan would be a good candidate for president, openly encouraging her to join the Democrats.
So there is no doubt that in the bitter Windsor War, Biden is siding with the aggrieved Harry who is trying to topple the British monarchy, rather than the current king and heir to the throne, Prince William, who want to modernize the institution. . while continuing many of its most important traditions.
Biden might think his snub is clever, delighting his leftist base and impressing his California friends the Sussexes, but he’s missed a chance to make royal history, and the British public won’t forget his thinly veiled hatred of our great country. .