Chuck Todd: Biden Facing "Credibility Issues On The World Stage" Ahead Of UN Speech

NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd said Sunday morning that President Biden is facing a "pretty big credibility crisis" on the world stage as the Covid-19 pandemic drags on and on, the Taliban retakes Afghanistan, the U.S. southern border collapses into anarchy, and his budget stalls in Congress. Ahead of the president's speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, Todd said Biden must "make sure people still view America as not just a stable democracy, but a competent leader of the free world." <blockquote>CHUCK TODD: I think he’s got a pretty big credibility crisis on his hands. Because all of these problems, in some ways, showed up after he said something basically the exact opposite. - Afghanistan withdrawal wasn’t going to be messy. This wasn’t going to look like Saigon. - The booster shots, he came out and essentially said eight months, and even indicated maybe we should start it as soon as five months. Now we’re not sure if anybody under 65 is going to get a booster shot. - Of course, the border has been, whether this is — we can talk about the border problems and say they are years in the making, but it’s pretty clear we have a bigger problem now than we’ve had in years, and these policies have turned into becoming a magnet. He’s got a lot of work to do. The U.N. speech, look, he’s got credibility issues on the world stage to make sure people still view America as, not just a stable democracy, but a competent leader of the free world right now. He's got a lot of work to do. I think the next month is going to probably still be tough for him politically because he’s got to get this big bill through Congress. If he can get that thing passed, I think he can start to take a few breaths here a little bit. But he’s got a lot on the line here this month, that's for sure. </BLOCKQUOTE>