Joe Biden’s first Presser since assuming the White House was every bit as catastrophic as many have feared with the 78 year old Biden leaning heavily on pre-written talking points, choosing pre-selected journalists who read pre-submitted questions to which he haltingly and at times incoherently provided scripted responses. And when Joe went off of the script…. oh boy.
The most frightening example of Biden’s incapacity during the presser is in response to Seung Min Kim of The Washington Post. Biden stopped mid-sentence on an answer to the softball question he decided to field himself. And the he just sort of trailed off without forming a coherent thought.
“I have never been particularly poor at calculating how to get things done in the United States Senate. So the best way to get something done, if you, if you hold near and dear to you that you uh… um like to be able to, anyway..::long very awkward wheezing pause::.. I’m, we.. we’re going to get a lot done. And if we have to, if there’s complete lockdown and chaos as a consequence to the filibuster then we’ll have to go beyond what I’m talking about…. ::long pause, shuffling notes:: Okay…um … hang on…uhhh … sorry… oh, same name, Ms. Kim.”
The world was watching, and the likes of Vladimir Putin whom Biden declined to debate live, China’s Xi Jinping whose delegation insulted us with impunity in Anchorage and Iran who mock us and call for our deaths daily were all watching.
Oh My Goodness. This is so embarrassing. I swear this is unedited. pic.twitter.com/Sad3mBOkXc
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) March 25, 2021
Nothing But Softball Questions From Leftist Organizations In First.. And Possibly Last Biden Presser
Biden’s performance was abysmal even under the best of circumstances. He fielded questions about immigration that he answered with straight up lies as reported by The Hill, such as “We’re sending back the vast majority of families who are coming” to the U.S. border. (Fact: Just 13 percent of families are being sent back, according to a recent Axios report.) Further he stated that “Trump’s policies had no effect at the border. This is demonstrably false. Trump had gotten control of the border prior to the onset of the pandemic.” according to National Review. Did any member of the Press present challenge him on it? Nope.
Is that surprising? Not really, he called on a pre-selected list of extreme leftist “journalists” (using the term loosely), this included: Zeke Miller, Associated Press; Yamiche Alcindor, PBS; Seung Min Kim, The Washington Post;
Cecilia Vega, ABC News; Ken Thomas, Wall Street Journal; Kristen Welker, NBC News; Nancy Cordes, CBS News; Kaitlan Collins, CNN; Justin Sink, Bloomberg News; Janet Rodriguez, Univision.
Pretty remarkable that Biden did not get one question about the pandemic that has gripped this country for over a year
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) March 25, 2021
Fox News? No. The Blaze? Nada. Daily Wire? Nope. Breitbart? (laughs uncontrollably), No. And guess what… not a single question about the biggest story of the last two years: COVID. Fox’s Peter Doocy reportedly had “a binder full of questions he didn’t get to ask Biden” according to a Tweet from the Daily Caller. All that Biden seemed to truly accomplish was making a case for a 25th Amendment intervention to finally thrust Kamala Harris into full, unhindered power.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy has a binder full of questions he didn’t get to ask President Biden today
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 25, 2021