‘Go home, Joe!’ Biden receives less-than-warm welcome in Pennsylvania

The president’s claims on the public “feeling much better” while visiting his “home state” were belied by vocal protesters — from both sides of the aisle.

Disapproval ratings as high as 60% truly showed in Pennsylvania on Friday as President Joe Biden visited the Lehigh Valley Area. Significant road closures and an entourage that included the commonwealth’s Gov. Josh Shapiro (D) and senior Sen. Bob Casey (D) weren’t enough to deter ardent GOP hecklers or leftists from protesting the president’s trip.

Making his way down Main Street in Emmaus, after awkwardly stroking an American flag in passing, Biden could be seen ironically being led up the ramp to “Nowhere,” an area coffee company.

As he made his way inside, cheers for the president were overpowered by jeers as voices were distinctly heard saying, “Go home, Joe!” and “You’re a loser.”

In addition to the shouts, a clear preference for former President Donald Trump was shown by some on the closed-off thoroughfare with one home waving a flag depicting the previous leader of the free world with the “Make America Great Again” tag as another individual hauled around an oversized cutout of Trump giving a thumbs up.

Flag-waving Hamas sympathizers were also seen gathered near the visiting president with a ready line of law enforcement, decked in riot gear, prepared to stop any attempts to draw overly close to Biden.

Their message for the incumbent was, “We will remember in November. No vote for genocide Joe.”

The response from the community where Biden had walked away with roughly 53% of the vote in 2020 comes as he has averaged a roughly 56% disapproval rating, sometimes exceeding 60% with his approval as low as 36%.

Friday was hardly the only such reception that he has had of late as it was previously reported that during a campaign speech in South Carolina, the president’s remarks in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston were readily disrupted by chants of “Ceasefire now! Ceasefire now!” after a woman had shouted, “If you really care about the lives lost here you should honor the lives lost and call for a ceasefire in Palestine.”

To counter the flailing favorability with the public, Biden resorted to gaslighting in lieu of any corrective measures to revitalize the economy.

Later, when speaking at the Allentown Fire Training Academy, Biden claimed, ‘If you notice, they’re feeling much better about how the economy is doing.”

“What we haven’t done is letting them know exactly who got it changed…Everybody’s doing better and they believe it. They know it. And it’s just beginning to sink in,” the president claimed.

Meanwhile, at the coffee shop earlier, an offer to buy a round of coffee included a brief lament over the price of other beverages. “You’ll take a smoothie? Well, they’re six bucks, but I’ll do it anyway.”

Those who couldn’t protest the president in person added their sentiments online.

Kevin Haggerty

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