July 16, 2022

Biden’s “Shameful” Fist Bump with Saudi Crown Prince Sparks Outrage

President Joe Biden was widely criticized for fist-bumping Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), who U.S. intelligence concluded was responsible for the murder of The Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi.

U.S. officials released an intelligence report last year finding that MBS was responsible for Khashoggi’s death, based on his “control of decision making in the Kingdom, the direct involvement of a key adviser and members of Muhammed bin Salman’s protective detail in the operation, and the Crown Prince’s support for using violent measures to silence dissidents abroad, including Khashoggi.”

During his presidential campaign, Biden said MBS was responsible for Khashoggi’s murder and vowed to “make them pay the price and make them, in fact, the pariah that they are.” As such, the friendly greeting caught many by surprise.

The interaction quickly garnered many critics across the political spectrum, including The Washington Post CEO Fred Ryan.

“The fist bump between President Biden and Mohammed bin Salman was worse than a handshake – it was shameful. It projected a level of intimacy and comfort that delivers to MBS the unwarranted redemption he has been desperately seeking,” Ryan said in a statement.

WaPo reporter Tyler Pager noted that the “Saudi government [was] quick to post photos of the fist bump between Biden and MBS.”

Author Brahma Chellaney said: “Biden lectures the world on morality, including using ‘moral outrage’ as a weapon to rally support against Russia. But his pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia betrays his false moralizing. His trip essentially is about cozying up to the mastermind of Jamal Khashoggi’s ghastly murder.”

“A fist bump for the Saudis and the middle finger to Texas, Colorado, Alaska, North Dakota, and New Mexico, who stand ready to produce the oil Biden is begging Saudi Arabia for,” Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) said. “America LAST.”

8 comments on Biden’s “Shameful” Fist Bump with Saudi Crown Prince Sparks Outrage

  1. formermarine says:

    Ignorant does as ignorant lives and he is one ignorant sob .

    1. Von Potter says:

      Please do remember that the Islam citizens never use TP……..but use their hands and then its questionable if they wash their hands with soap or water…….Shaking hands might just cause an e-coli problem…….But then that would give JB a just reward…….

  2. 2004done says:

    An 80 year old fist-bumping and hair sniffing as if he were a teeny-bopper. At least his “training collar” has been effective at stopping his on-camera kiddie-groping lately.

  3. Jim Harpold says:

    He is bad . Not even his own people like him. Why in the hell can’t we get him out. There has to be some way. This administration is ruining our country and all we can do is sit back and watch

    1. Rudy says:

      Too much dem money we need impeachment asap!! I agreee with you Rudy C,

  4. Tired of It says:

    Biden put himself in the position of having to suck up to the Saudis to get the US more oil after stopping US oil production. The guy has no executive experience, he’s never worked a private sector job, run a company, or managed anything. The same is true for the majority of his staff. Add to that Biden has a complete lack of judgement, ethics, or morals.

  5. dcwalker says:

    If you look at the video from the other side the Saudi also had his fist prepared…looks like it was pre planned…big deal…..We have more oil and gas than any other country in the world this is bowing to the environmentalists. In 2016 one of the largest oil and gas fields was found in west Texas, we were selling it….

  6. David says:

    It’s quite obvious to me why Biden is begging foreign nations for oil.
    I haven’t heard anyone from the media state this yet either.
    Biden has absolutely no control over oil production in other countries, but he can cripple American oil production.
    That is why he’s begging Saudi Arabia, Iran and Venezuela for oil. The progressive liberals will hang him out to dry if he dares to increase domestic oil production.

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