President Joe Biden has not had a good summer so far. He returned from the Fourth of July break this week wanting to turn the page on a string of failures and negative press.
The previous week came to a close with Biden raging against a slew of Supreme Court rulings that infuriated Democrats and derailed his plan.
He started the week by seeing his staff deal with a flood of inquiries about illegal substances discovered on the White House grounds and if he would acknowledge the biological granddaughter whose existence the Biden family has fought to deny.
And all of it came after weeks of troubled news coverage for Biden involving claims of significant misbehavior at his Department of Justice, his son’s criminal charges, and what opponents claimed was evidence of his deteriorating health.
This week, Biden was set to travel to promote Bidenomics, the catchy name his staff started using last week to refer to the economic program on which the president will compete for re-election.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action and Student Loan Plan
However, given how poorly the public perceives Biden’s management of the economy, Republican groups swiftly converted the term into a punchline that would work on the campaign trail.
The first Supreme Court case to cause controversy at the White House this week included a decision to effectively terminate affirmative action at colleges and universities, a policy that complemented the Biden administration’s broad diversity objectives.
Joe Biden said in a speech at the White House on Thursday that his team stated quickly after the court’s decision I strongly, strongly disagree with the court’s decision.
The following had an even greater direct impact on Biden’s program. The Supreme Court rejected Biden’s proposal to cancel student loans with a 6-3 vote.
I am aware that the court’s ruling on student debt today has left millions of Americans in this nation feeling disillusioned, dejected, and perhaps even a little furious.