Saudi TV show mocks US President Joe Biden, video viral on social media
- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had rejected a request from the US to talk about the oil crisis
- On waking up, the Biden character started with the 'president of china' completely forgetting about Putin
- Biden's character said, "Today we are going to talk about the crisis in Spain"
A skit telecast on a state-run Saudi television channel is now viral on social media for its mocking content on US President Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris over the present global scenario.
The show was aired on Monday on the MBC channel. In this channel, Saudi government owns a major stake.
The viral video showed two characters mocking Biden and Kamala Harris walking on the stage.
In the TV show, Biden's character said, "Today we are going to talk about the crisis in Spain." After being interrupted by Kamala Harris' character, the president corrects himself and replaces Spain with Africa, which again was wrong.
As he finally got the name of Russia correct, he took help to recall the name of Russia's President Vladimir Putin. "Putin, listen to me. I have a very important message for you. The message is..." the character dozed off.
On waking up, he started with the 'president of china' completely forgetting about Putin. "Thank you for correcting me, first lady," he said before nodding off.
If anything, the unabashed satire of a TV show with the government's heavy backing only shows the worsening of the ties between Saudi Arabia and the United States.
It is reported that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman rejected a request from the United States to talk about the oil crisis brought about by the Russia-Ukraine war.
Since becoming the President, Biden has not spoken to MBS once. In an interview to The Atlantic, MBS had said earlier that he did not care about what Biden thought about him.