Apparently, the Biden White House’s relationship with El Salvador is now on rocky ground. Given the history, those on the left hate Nayib Bukele, who is now halfway through his initial five-year term.
For example, Amnesty International has painted him as a horrific dictator. Yet, when you look at their evidence, it comes down to him not supporting abortion and criticizing the media openly.
He might not be completely pure, but context matters here. He took over a nation drenched in corruption, having a narco-dependent economy and the world’s highest homicide rate. If Bukele has stepped over this line compared to what we might accept in the U.S., it’s still crucial to remember that not every nation can operate like we do and give positive results. Afghanistan’s collapse and the slave markets in Libya are reminders that naive idealism is not a governing strategy in some parts of the world.
Now let’s talk about Bukele’s battle with the Biden White House recently. The El Salvadoran president had previously said the US government was guilty of funding left-wing communists in the nation.
US taxpayers should know that their government is using their money to fund communist movements against a democratic elected (and with a 90% approval rating) government in El Salvador.
It’s not working though 😂
The people of El Salvador won’t go back to that terrible past. pic.twitter.com/xPa3YA9xdO
— Nayib Bukele 🇸🇻 (@nayibbukele) December 12, 2021
After this happened, the Biden Administration lashed out on Twitter.
These unwarranted personal attacks attempt to distract the Salvadoran people from corruption in the Bukele administration and they damage El Salvador’s relationship with the U.S.
— Brian A. Nichols (@WHAAsstSecty) December 9, 2021
Bukele then replied by revealing private text messages that revealed the United States Ambassador to El Salvador asking for a person named Neto Muyshondt to be released. Musyshondt was recently arrested and charged with using government money to pay for drug trafficking and gang members.
For some reason, the U.S. is very interested in Muyshondt being let out of prison.
Is it false that Jean Manes asked me to release Neto Muyshondt (captured in video giving tens of thousands of US dollars to gang members)?
— Nayib Bukele 🇸🇻 (@nayibbukele) December 9, 2021
The United States and Biden White House position here does not make any sense. We work with more worse leaders in nations all over the world, including real dictators. But El Salvador is the country that Biden wants to bully over one person who seems to be legitimately in jail for helping narcos? Notice that the United States has not questioned the validity of these charges against Muyshondt. So what is really going on here? I can only imagine this is communist camaraderie among the far-left Biden White House and South American Communists, or something much worse.
Author: Steven Sinclaire