The Global Fund, which was founded by Bill Gates and is a “financial partnership” that deals with AIDS and other diseases, received billions of dollars in funding after Biden addressed the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. The president spoke at a conference sponsored by the organization after Biden’s address to the UN and notably got lost and confused while attempting to leave the stage.
Of course, the key issue is why Biden would make such a pledge in light of the fact that such money would require congressional approval. Yoon Suk-yeol, the president of South Korea, was aware of this difficulty. He was overheard on a hot mic using crude language when challenging Biden’s commitment.
Yoon, who assumed office in May, responded to Biden’s promise to enhance American funding for the United Nations. Global Fund, whose approval by Congress is necessary.
The US already faces enough challenges without adding additional funding to bloated, excessively administered NGOs with virtually no accountability. The economy is in a recession, interest rates are rising, inflation is 8.3 percent, and the stock market is collapsing. Never mind that the US owes $30.9 trillion in debt.
No matter what, it is clear that nobody on the international scene respects Biden. Because they wouldn’t believe him, they don’t take him at his word. His track record is one of senility and failure. The president of South Korea has no trouble calling the president of the United States a liar and insulting Congressmen in the process. That would have been unimaginable in the past.
Biden has tried to satisfy our friends with weakness and concessions rather than using strength to restore the United States’ international stature. That could make them “like” us more, but getting ran over by the Eurotrash and other countries who view us as a piggy bank is bad foreign strategy.