Marion McKeone: Beleaguered Biden’s lack of stomach for a battle is laid bare
With inflation rampant and his green energy agenda being nullified by one intransigent senator, these are dark days for the increasingly impotent US president
Bad news on the domestic front dogged Joe Biden as he flew to Saudi Arabia last week for his controversial meeting with Mohammed bin Salman, the gulf state’s crown prince. Inflation in the US reached 9.1 per cent in June, breaking all previous records. The news all but buried surprisingly strong job figures for the month, amid speculation that the US Federal Reserve could hike interest rates by another 1 per cent.
Then, to the ...