Geraldo Rivera: The Biden administration seems to get everything done 'a– backward'

‘The Five’ wreck Biden for failing on energy independence, begging OPEC for oil

‘The Five’ panel discuss Biden’s energy policies that have decreased U.S. independence

“The Five” slammed the Biden administration Tuesday for being “clueless” and ignoring and downplaying the needs of the American people on rising costs of food, oil, and other necessities due to worsening supply chain bottlenecks and rising inflation. 

“President [Joe] Biden is proving he’s totally clueless,” co-host Jesse Watters said. “[The president is] turning a blind eye to the problems plaguing the country, including rising gas prices, massive inflation and an energy crisis all being made worse by his policies.”

The Keystone Pipeline, a system that ran through the U.S. and Canada and carried oil underground, was terminated after Biden revoked the rights for a key permit on the project in January. In August the Biden administration asked OPEC to produce more oil in order to cap off rising oil prices. 

Workers remove a large clamp from a section of pipe during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Prague, Oklahoma, U.S., on Monday, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The panel discussed how the tone of the White House appears to be indifference. 

“The White House [is] now playing cleanup after getting called out over a plan to shut down the pipeline in Michigan and now says it’s only reviewing building a new one … the White House [is] basically telling Americans, ‘Too bad. Just deal with it,’” Watters said.

Dagen McDowell added that Democrats are ignoring the unflattering polls and political fallout and plan to stuff America with radical policies like a turkey on Thanksgiving. 

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and President Joe Biden arrive to meet with House Democrats to rescue his social and economic agenda that has been threatened by the progressive wing of the party, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

“What they see is they’re going to ignore the polls. And they see this [and] even ignored the election, the losses in Virginia, because they see this window closing now,” McDowell said. “They’ve got one year to push through this incredibly divisive but left-wing agenda, this scary-ass worldview hey’re imposing … It’s all about not just bigger government but more centralized government. Europe on steroids. And certainly, [it’s about giving] more power to those in power.”

Geraldo Rivera concluded that the Afghanistan debacle was indicative of a wider trend of the Biden White House – getting things done “a– backward.”

“I think Afghanistan is very instructive because in Afghanistan, they had good intentions and they did it a—backward,” Rivera said. “Instead of evacuating the civilians first, they evacuated the military [and] civilians [got] stuck … The same thing is happening with fossil fuels. They want to eliminate fossil fuels [so] they cut down on the supply of fossil fuels in furtherance of that goal way before the alternative has been developed. So … it’s a—backwards.”

Myeshia Johnson, wife of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, kisses his coffin at a graveside service in Hollywood, Florida, October 21, 2017. (REUTERS/Joe Skipper)
(REUTERS/Joe Skipper)

 “I think that that is very instructive of his thought process and how they are reacting almost in knee jerk fashion to whatever it is, it’s very improvisational and I find it distressing,” he added.

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