The President known as Sleepy Joe Biden lived up to his nickname once again. During the press conference commemorating his first year in office, the president sounded like a tired old man. An old man who barely remembers anything.
Sleepy Joe Holds A Disaster of a Press Conference
Many observers found little to cheer about the President’s press conference yesterday. A majority of the two-hour-long conference involved him answering pre-approved questions from reporters friendly to the White House.
However, the President acted and answered like a stereotypical old man. He talked about things that happened back in his day. He also went to his weird “whisper shout” way of emphasizing points.
All in all, the conference didn’t inspire the confidence that many supporters hoped for. Instead, the images of Sleepy Joe Biden came back to haunt them.
‘Back In My Day’
During the conference, the President seemed to keep referring to the good ol’ days. It came to a point where he admitted that he “forgot” that he’s President of the USA and not a senator.
He said that to explain why his first year in office was rife with missteps and confusing policies. However, he also said earlier that he did more than any other president in history.
At the same time, Sleepy Joe couldn’t remember what he said as late as last week. He insisted he didn’t compare current senators opposed to ending the filibuster to Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis.
Minutes later, he warned two Democratic senators, Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) and Joe Manchin (WV) of their decision to vote no. He said that their betrayal will linger with them throughout their career.
Confusing Russia-Ukraine Policy
The highlight of Biden’s numerous gaffes during the night involved answering a question about mounting US-Ukraine tensions. Biden started by saying that he believes that a Russian invasion is imminent.
As a result, the US is ready to impose economic penalties should Russia proceed. He then clarified that a “minor incursion” will lead to a lesser response from the US.
Political observers were left stunned by Sleepy Joe’s reply. National Review senior writer Dan McLaughlin wrote about the President’s nonchalant response.
“Biden is attacking the legitimacy of American elections while signaling Putin to try a ‘minor incursion’ in Ukraine. None of this is normal.
None of this is OK,” he said. Another pundit, Andrew Malcolm also chimed in. “Biden just appeared to okay a ‘minor’ Russian incursion of Ukraine. So, the invasion of an independent neighboring nation is bad. An incursion is OK with this president,” he said.
Overpromise Or Outperform?
Meanwhile, critics also called out Biden when he told reporters that he did not overpromise what he can do during his first year. On the contrary, he claimed he outperformed what people expected him to accomplish.
One reaction came from Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). “I'm not sure what planet he's inhabiting but on planet earth, his record is a record of failure,” he retorted.
In addition, conservative radio talk show host Buck Sexton also reacted to Sleepy Joe’s claims. “Biden just claimed he has ‘outperformed what anybody thought would happen Sheer lunacy,” he noted.
Sexton’s program co-host Clay Travis agreed. “Joe Biden says he’s outperformed what anyone thought was possible in his first year in office. Really. He just said this,” he said in disbelief.
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