America Last: President Joe Biden's First 100 Days | Opinion

With the exception of the breakout of the Civil War at the onset of Abraham Lincoln's presidency, the Biden administration's first 100 days have been the most radical in American history.

The elite media would have Americans believe that President Joe Biden is doing really well with a narrow majority approval rating of 52 percent, according to a poll by ABC News and The Washington Post. But compare President Biden and his 52 percent approval with President John Kennedy, who received 83 percent approval after 100 days, or President Barack Obama's 69 percent approval.

The fact is, Biden has the third-lowest 100-day approval rating of any American president since World War II.

The only two presidents with lower approval ratings were President Donald Trump at 42 percent and President Gerald Ford at 48 percent.

For context, President Trump at this stage of his presidency had been assaulted by the international, academic and media establishments. He had been dealing with a series of lies spread by the elite Left—specifically, the Russia hoax.

Ford replaced President Richard Nixon after the Watergate scandal, so he didn't have to win an election. As a result, he was not well known by the country 100 days into his term.

Yet Biden, who has been the object of elite adoration since announcing his run for president, received only a slightly higher approval rating than the establishment's ultimate challenger and an unknown.

Since January, President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have put forward an explosion of radical ideas and policies that fundamentally break with our American tradition.

A former Obama official said he is concerned that if President Joe Biden's American Families Plan is not properly executed, it could mean setback for progressivism. Above, Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. Melina Mara-Pool/Getty Images

President Biden's actions, statements and policies have been characterized by a few common themes. The first is a reliance upon a series of big lies. For example, President Biden condemned Georgia's new voting law, calling the legislation "Jim Crow in the 21st century" when, in reality, the law expands access to secure voting.

Furthermore, the Biden administration continues to claim that America is a systemically racist country. Following the announcement of the Minneapolis verdict, rather than emphasizing that the U.S. judicial system works, President Biden said that "systemic a stain [on] our nation's soul." Similar statements about America's systemic racism were made in March in Anchorage, Alaska—not by a U.S. politician, but by the Chinese Communist Party.

Such false statements made by President Biden—and echoed by Vice President Harris, Secretary of State Tony Blinken and U.S. ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield—undermine American values. They represent a remarkable departure from President Trump's America-first policy. By putting America down, the Biden administration is putting Americans last.

If it were true that America was systemically racist against minorities, then there likely wouldn't be an enormous surge of migrants at the U.S. southern border. The Biden administration's border policies enable and encourage illegal immigration, resulting in the largest influx of migrants at the southwestern border in 20 years. President Biden's policies have created a humanitarian, health and security crisis at the border that puts Americans—and migrants—at risk.

The Left's continuous condemnation of police and the skyrocketing crime rates in U.S. cities also put American lives at risk. As major U.S. cities saw the homicide rate increase by 33 percent last year and police units struggle with rising retirement rates, the radical Left called for defunding the police and Biden pushed stricter gun control laws. The safety of Americans appears to be less important than virtue signaling.

All these policies do harm to America and don't put Americans first. The Biden administration has already proven to be insufferably, deliberately and totally dishonest. Two stories have defined the past 100 days. One is propped up by the elite media and based on big, arrogant lies that crazy radical policies are empathetic. The other is rooted in the reality of the concerns and interests of real Americans.

The American people will have to decide which to believe.

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