(RoyalPatriot.com )- When President Joe Biden landed in South Korea, he exited the aircraft wearing a black mask. He was alone. As soon as he reached the bottom of the stairs, he removed his mask. He then greeted the South Korean dignitaries.
What is wrong with this picture?
The first thing wrong is that Biden is in the Oval Office and is the President. That is very wrong.
The second thing that comes to mind is the theater and pageantry of it all. Biden is posturing. If he was protecting his fellow passengers while inside the plane and planning to take the mask off when setting foot in South Korea, why does he wear the mask when descending the stairs all alone?
What is the message he is sending? I want to protect the Americans inside the plane, but I don’t care too much about you guys.
Wearing the mask on the staircase sends a subtle signal. Maybe unintentiaonlly, but rude nonetheless.
Later in the day, South Korean PresidenYoon Suk Yeol gave a short speech confirming the commitment between the U.S. and South Korea:
The joint statement we’re adopting tonight reflects these ambitions that President Biden and I share. Our two nations’ deputies demonstrated confidence and teamwork during the talks leading up to the joint statement, which I appreciate.
A firm and consistent approach toward North Korea is essential for a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. I promise to vigorously safeguarding peace on the Korean Peninsula in lockstep with the Biden administration, and I encourage North Korea to come forward for conversation and constructive collaboration. To that purpose, I shall make diplomatic efforts.
We, as leaders of the two nations, reaffirmed our shared aim of the DPRK’s total denuclearization. There are no compromises when it comes to security. We agreed that robust deterrence against North Korea is critical, based on this shared view.
President Biden reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering commitment to the Republic of Korea’s defense and substantive extended deterrence. At the same time, our two countries hope that North Korea would follow the road of true disarmament. We commit to make every diplomatic effort, as a community of nations, to achieve this goal.