Just because President Joe Biden’s administration boycotts the Beijing, China Olympics doesn’t mean that they’re encouraging others to do the same. The White House said they supported the athletes and wouldn’t stop businesses from sponsoring the event.
Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo told Bloomberg, “It is entirely up to individual companies what they do. We’re not going to put any pressure on them. So, if a company decides, as many have, to make a statement against human rights violations, that would be fantastic. But we’re not going to force anyone to make that choice.”
There’s a freedom to do business as you want, but shouldn’t the White House be giving direction to businesses? It’s assumed that they have a lot more information than US citizens have so that something would be better than nothing.
Flashback to April, Biden endorsed businesses boycotting Georgia sports. Biden said, “I think today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly. I would strongly support them doing that. People look at them. They’re leaders.”
Let me get this straight. Are voting issues more critical than re-education camps? That’s the most disgusting thing a President of the United States has done since former President Bill Clinton visited Jeffrey Epstein’s island at least 17 times.
Biden continued, “Take a look at what’s going on in the NBA. Take a look at what’s happened across the board. The people who are most victimized are those who are leaders in these various sports, and it’s simply not right.”
The last time I checked, NBA players aren’t victims.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki related the two and said, “He was also not directing Major League Baseball to move their game out of Georgie. He was conveying that if that were a decision, he would certainly support it, which is true in the context of his remarks in that interview.”
That puts Biden’s administration’s priorities into perspective. Have you opened your eyes yet?
Psaki didn’t like that reporters were calling her out.
Philip Wegmann asked, “The president expressed his support for MLB deciding on the location of the All-Star Game in Georgia. I’m wondering when we can expect the president to make a final decision on the US participation in the Beijing Olympics, given that he stated that the Chinese president lacks a ‘democratic bone in his body.’”
Psaki responded, “Well, I think the US Olympics Committee would play a big role in.”
Wegmann interrupted Psaki, and then Psaki said, “I’m not sure if you heard the question and answer that happened a few minutes ago where we addressed this, and I answered the question and gave a little more context, but maybe you weren’t paying attention to that part.”
She has a hard job, but her attitude is off-putting and unnecessary. The American people deserve the answers, and her snarky attitude needs to go away.