When the president calls, you’d think you’d pick up. Then again, you’d also think he’d call in a way that didn’t resemble a spam call.
Apparently, Joe Biden doesn’t. Or at least he didn’t when he called Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney recently, according to the mayor.
If you haven’t heard, the City of Brotherly Love has endured yet another tragedy, this one at the hands of time and a government that has done little to maintain or build new infrastructure despite its many promises. When a section of Interstate 95 collapsed in the city recently, it killed a truck driver and blocked traffic on one of the nation’s most-used roadways indefinitely.
Now, of course, the White House is on it. Or at least they want to seem that way. And Mayor Kenney wanted the world to know that Saturday while speaking at a news conference in the aftermath.
Naturally, he was trying to make Biden and his administration look good, as if he’s a caring POTUS who seeks out those in need and offers all he can.
But as he tells it, Biden didn’t have the sense to call in a wise way, nor did Kenney have the understanding to take that call.
As Kenney told the crowd, he kept getting what he assumed to be a spam call from a number with a 202 area code. Now, anyone with any contact with Washington DC or who is just in the know should recognize that area code as belonging to someone within our federal government.
Kenney apparently didn’t until one of his staffers told him, “Please answer. The president’s calling you.”
For starters, this doesn’t look good for Kenney.
And secondly, what does it say about Biden’s White House – that the only way they attempt to contact the mayor of a city in an emergency is by a random phone call? Shouldn’t the office of the president have better connections than that?
Again, apparently, Biden doesn’t. Or he doesn’t use them.
And yet, we wonder why things like this I-95 collapse keep happening. The Biden admin clearly has no real idea what they are doing.