Joe Biden went to oil-rich Saudi Arabia to grovel before its authoritarian leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), in a desperate effort to stem the skyrocketing price of gas in the United States. The president fist-bumped MBS upon showing up in Jeddah, which was a humiliating moment. Not quite as awkward, nevertheless, as Barack H. Obama’s servile bow before the late King Abdullah throughout his 2009 ‘apology tour’.
The journey exposed that Biden’s project promise to make Saudi Arabia “pay the price” for human rights abuses– consisting of the 2018 murder and bone-saw dismemberment of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi– and “make them in fact the pariah that they are” was an outright lie.
Above all, Biden’s journey to Saudi Arabia supplies a chance to talk about a subject the American mainstream media frequently disregard: parenthood. Among the reasons that the president’s conference with MBS is so substantial is that the crown prince is simply the nation’s de facto leader after carefully taking control from his 86-year-old father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud.
Shortly after Biden took office in 2021, the White House insisted that King Salman– not the 36-year-old MBS– was “the president’s equivalent” in Saudi Arabia. Friday’s fist-bump suggested otherwise though. Biden and King Salman have a lot in common after all. Since Nov. 20, they will both be octogenarians. And they both know very well what it’s like to be the father of an infamous son.
Speaking of which, Hunter Biden and MBS have a reasonable quantity in typical. They are both fans of woman of the streets and drug. Hunter’s exploits are famous, obviously, however probably pale in contrast with the debauchery of the crown prince. New York Times reporter Ben Hubbard noted in his 2020 book, MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman, that MBS as soon as rented a whole resort in the Maldives and “hosted a string of blowout parties.” Shakira and Pitbull apparently carried out at the events, which likewise included “an abundance of prostitutes and cocaine.”
Both kids would most likely have actually totaled up to absolutely nothing if not for their effective daddies, who assisted fund their degenerate and extravagant way of lives. Just as MBS tapped the royal savings account to spend for his drug-fueled island orgies, Hunter encouraged Joe to keep circuitry him cash to assist cover his $30,000 escort bill. It is safe to state that Hunter is most likely than MBS to record himself having threesomes with crack-addled hookers, but hey: who are we to judge?
Hunter and MBS both have 5 kids, although King Salman most likely acknowledges all of them, unlike Joe, who continues to deny the existence of the baby girl Hunter fathered with a stripper named “Dallas.” To be reasonable, it is not openly recognized the number of kids MBS has actually fathered with woman of the streets and strippers who might not delight in the defenses given by the U.S. justice system.
Unlike his Saudi equivalent, the Biden successor has actually not yet been credibly implicated of dismembering a reporter and killing. Hunter does take pleasure in some of the very same advantages managed to Saudi royalty. U.S. mainstream media outlets and tech business actively reduced unfavorable stories about Hunter throughout his daddy’s 2020 governmental project. The discoveries when knocked as “fake news” have actually given that been mostly proven.
It is tough to say, based on the facts, which well-known father has actually raised a better son. Possibly the most noteworthy distinction in between Joe Biden and King Salman is that the infirm and senior Saudi royal understood when it was time to call it quits and hand power to a more youthful generation. Biden does not appear to share this outlook. This is not to suggest that he ought to bless Hunter as his heir apparent, although there’s no question the whore-loving crackhead, favorite son would get more votes than Kamala Harris.