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Graham: Biden has been 'very destabilizing' for US

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (file photo)

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has said that Joe Biden has been a “destabilizing” president for the United States since assuming office on January 20, adding that his foreign policy has also been a "disaster" for the county.

In an interview with “Fox News Sunday", Graham also said that Biden has thrown a "wet blanket" on the economy.

"I think he’s been a very destabilizing president," South Carolina Republican told host Chris Wallace. "And economically, he's throwing a wet blanket over the recovery, wanting to raise taxes in a large amount and regulate America basically out of business."

"[Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)] said his first 100 days exceeded her expectations. That's all you need to know," Graham said, referring to the progressive congresswoman.

Biden had promised to improve ties with Iran by rejoining the multilateral nuclear deal which was abandoned by the US under Donald Trump’s leadership but the new president has so far failed to keep his promises.

Graham said that Biden was "in the 43 percent," referring to the percentage of Americans in a new Fox News poll who disapproved of Biden’s performance.

Graham also slammed Biden over his handling of the ongoing surge of Central American migrants at the US-Mexico.

President Biden has vowed to unwind many of the immigration policies of former Republican Donald Trump when he assumed office on Jan. 20, saying he would erase what he has called "a moral and national shame" inherited from Trump. But he has reneged on many of his promises after taking the Oval Office.

Biden is under fire now over the growing humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border, where an influx of refugee fleeing violence and economic hardship in Central and South America.

The Biden White House is, in particular, wrestling with reports about conditions in overcrowded detention centers for unaccompanied immigrant children.

More than 10-thousand kids, including many of those forcibly separated from their parents, are now in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services as US officials are struggling to process them.


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