President Joe Biden has repeatedly implied that his handlers set the rules and determine when and where he’s allowed to take questions from the press, leading observers to ponder who is actually calling the shots behind the scenes.
The trend began with Biden’s first formal White House press conference as president in January. Following his remarks about his “Made in America” manufacturing initiative, a member of Biden’s staff was heard calling on specific reporters to ask their questions to the president, something that was similarly done during the 2020 presidential election and the transition period. However, the president has since escalated the practice and Biden has repeatedly suggested he’s not in the driver’s seat when it comes to handling the press.
“I’m not supposed to take any questions”
Biden declared Sunday he wasn’t “supposed to take any questions” during a visit to the National Response Coordination Center at FEMA headquarters as Hurricane Ida slammed Louisiana.
“I’m not supposed to take any questions, but go ahead,” Biden said to a reporter before quickly changing his mind when he was asked about Afghanistan.
“I’m not gonna answer Afghanistan now,” he said before turning his back to the press and walking away.
President Joe Biden, 78, appeared to exhibit symptoms commonly associated with dementia during a recent meeting with a Democratic congressman.
Rep. Mondaire Jones (D., N.Y.) told the Associated Press he was perplexed by Biden’s response to his suggestion that the president become more involved in the party’s effort to pass so-called voting rights legislation.
Jones said he approached Biden last week at the White House while attending a signing ceremony for the Republican-backed proclamation making Juneteenth a federal holiday. The president “just sort of stared at me,” Jones said, noting the “awkward silence” that followed.
The Mayo Clinic website lists “difficulty communicating or finding words” among the common signs of dementia, along with “confusion and disorientation.” An elderly person suffering from cognitive decline may also experience “difficulty handling complex tasks,” such as rallying a political party to support so-called voting rights legislation.
The bizarre encounter, in Jones’s view, was an example of why Democratic activists have become increasingly frustrated with the Biden administration when it comes to so-called voting rights, an issue White House press secretary Jen Psaki has described as the “fight of [Biden’s] presidency.”
“I gave (Putin) a list, if I’m not mistaken I don’t have it in front of me, 16 specific entities, 16 defined as critical infrastructure” that Putin should not cyberattack, Biden said.
We have questions.
Did Biden make Putin pinky swear, cross his heart and hope to die if he attacks items on the list anyway?
Does that list allow Putin a free hand to go and cyberattack anything in the United States that isn’t on it? “You didn’t put it on list, comrade, so we hack it,” Putin chuckles as he text Xi with a string of laughing emojis.
On what planet is it a good idea to give a potential adversary a list of things you do not want him to attack?
When you play Risk, the classic game of world conquest, do you give your competitors a list of countries you don’t want them to attack? Would you expect them to abide by that?
When you play Stratego, the classic strategy war game of intrigue, do you tell your opponent where your spies and bombs are? Do you honestly expect to win if you do that?
When you run for office, do you go meet with your competitor and hand them a list of the skeletons in your closet with a plea not to go after them? Would you expect any of those items to not end up in the media within a nanosecond?
More than 120 retired US Generals and Admirals wrote Joe Biden. In the letter, they questioned his mental fitness and cognitive abilities. They also mentioned the evidence that voter fraud may have played a large part in his winning of the election.
The group confronted the FBI and the Supreme Court for ignoring, what they say, is irrefutable evidence of fraud.
From the letter to Joe Biden:
Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the “will of the people” our ConstitutionalRepublic is lost. Election integrity demands ensuring there is one legal vote cast and counted per citizen. Legal votes are identified by State Legislature’s approved controls using government IDs, verified signatures, etc. Today, many are calling such commonsense controls “racist” in an attempt to avoid having fair and honest elections. Using racial terms to suppress proof of eligibility is itself a tyrannical intimidation tactic. Additionally, the “Rule of Law” must be enforced in our election processes to ensure integrity. The FBI and Supreme Court must act swiftly when election irregularities are surfaced and not ignore them as was done in 2020. Finally, H.R.1 & S.1, (if passed), would destroy election fairness and allow Democrats to forever remain in power violating our Constitution and ending our Representative Republic.
President Joe Biden had some difficulty getting his thoughts across during a meeting about hurricanes at the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday, stumbling his way through pre-prepared remarks even after repeatedly consulting his notes.
“It’s not about red states and blue states, y’all know that, it’s about having people’s backs and the toughest moments that they face,” Biden said. “Ready with food, water, blankets, shelters, and more.” The monologue quickly deteriorated from there.
“But uh, there’s uh, you know there to be you know beginning uh, this effort uh for 2021 is uh, I think we’ve learned a few lessons from last year as well,” Biden stated. “There’s help as through the we there you know through being there to help clear roads, rebuild uh main streets, uh and so that the families can get back to their lives uh, that’s what FEMA does every single day. And as my mother would say, they’re doin’ God’s work.”