That awkward moment when you realize the state-run media in communist China is more accurate at describing President Obama than America’s own major media outlets.
China’s state-run media has decried Barack Obama as a banal leader who has done an “insipid job”, days ahead of a visit by the US president.
The editorial in the Global Times, which has close ties to China’s ruling Communist Party, came as the Republicans took control of the US Senate from Obama’s Democrats.
“Obama always utters ‘Yes, we can’, which led to the high expectations people had for him,” the Global Times wrote on Wednesday, referring to Obama’s 2008 campaign-trail mantra.
“But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters.”
“US society has grown tired of his banality,” it added.
Although the US economy has improved gradually since the 2008 recession, the national mood is far from buoyant, with a CNN exit poll on Tuesday showing 54 per cent of voters disapproved of how Obama was handling his job.
The US president will be in China from November 10 to 12 for a two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, followed by a state visit.
Courtesy of Young Cons