Biden, who is 79 years old, made the error during one of his famous ice cream-slurping photos in Delaware after being confronted about the Prime Minister's present problems in the government.
The newly-minted British premier attempted to cut the top rate of income tax on earnings over PS150,000 from 45 percent to 40 percent — where it sat from 1989 until the final month of the last Labour government in 2010 — but had to U-turn after a concerted campaign by central bankers, the establishment media, the political left, conservatives-in-name-only within her own party, and forces within “the market” are hostile to so-called “unfunded” tax cuts.
It was additionally required for her to remove her finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng put in place of Jeremy Hunt — an anti-Brexit, authoritarian with ties to China, was overwhelmingly rejected by the majority of Conservative Party members in an election for the 2019 leadership.
Biden may be expected to keep an official silence regarding Truss's domestic problems, given Britain's status as a major NATO all-weather ally, but instead he chose to mock the British prime minister.
“Well, it's predictable,” He snickered, ice-cream in hand, and twisted the knife, adding with a slight smirk: “I mean, it was… I wasn't the only one that thought it was a mistake.”
Unsatisfied with the extremely erratic outburst, the old Democrat continued to press on.
“I think that, uh, the idea of cutting taxes on the super-wealthy at a time when… anyway, I just think that, I, I, I disagree with the policy, but that's up to Great Britain to make that judgment, not me,” Biden added. Biden, whose net worth is estimated at $8 million, appeared to lose his way of thinking.
The left-leaning British Labour Party seized upon Biden's remarks with enthusiasm giving credence to the impression that they were a partisan intervention into an all-allied nation's internal affairs, others in Britain not necessarily in support of the Truss tax plan think Biden's comments were over the top.
“I do not care what you think about your politics. It's a completely inappropriate interference in a nation's domestic politics” said Tim Shipman, chief political journalist in The Sunday Times, for example.
“Just isn't right with an all-time ally. It's not the right thing,” he added.