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Biden as ‘Potemkin President’

Andrea Widburg of the American Thinker digs beneath the surface of the Biden presidency.

When Catherine the Great of Russia traveled in the late 18th-century, her former lover, Grigory Potemkin, would travel ahead of her and build hasty facades along the main thoroughfares in impoverished, bedraggled villages to create the impression of a prosperous nation. Thus, a Potemkin village is a fake that artificially puffs up a leader’s competence and popularity. Two recent videos, one of Biden’s fans turning out to greet him in Michigan and another of Trump’s fans turning out for him in Florida, show that Biden is a Potemkin president. It’s all fake. …

… And while we’re talking about Trump rallies, the video of his appearance in Wellington, Ohio, at the end of June has been watched more than 1 million times.

Meanwhile, if you go to Biden’s YouTube channel (and Trump, as you know is banned from YouTube), you’ll discover that people are just a wee bit less supportive of Biden than they are of Trump. For his July Fourth speech, Biden managed to pull in a whole 16,000 views or, more accurately, Mrs. Joe Biden managed to pull in 16,000 views and the Marine Corps band. …

… None of Biden’s videos are doing any better. Check out his YouTube homepage and you’ll discover that (a) he can never get more than 20,000 people to watch him; (b) the ratios are always awful; and (c) the comments are always turned off. People are equal parts bored and disgusted by this man. …

… No matter how much they try to tell us he’s something special, he’s not. And knowing that he’s not, it’s forever going to be impossible for the Democrat party and the media (but I repeat myself) to convince normal Americans that Biden actually won the 2020 election and, moreover, that he did so with more votes than any president in history.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...