In what was perhaps one of Democrat President Joe Biden’s most laughable comments to date, the senile leader claimed that he has “outperformed” as president – despite having a track record of immense failures over his first year in office.
Biden claimed during a press conference on Wednesday that he did not overpromise what he could get done as president, but has, in fact, “outperformed” what people thought he could do.
“I know that some of my colleagues will get into some specific issues, but I want to zoom out on your first year in office. Inflation is up, your signature domestic legislation is stalled in Congress, in a few hours from now … an effort in the Senate to deal with voting rights and voting reform legislation is going to fail, COVID-19 is still taking the lives of 1,500 Americans every day, and the nation’s divisions are just as raw as they were a year ago,” the reporter said. “Did you over promise to the American public what you could achieve in your first year in office? And how do you plan to course correct going forward?”
“Why are you such an optimist?” Biden asked the reporter. “Look, I didn’t over-promise, but I have probably outperformed what anyone thought would happen.”
During that same press conference, Biden admitted that his hallmark Build Back Better plan may never pass in Congress which comes as he has suffered multiple legislative failures in recent weeks, in large part due to resistance from lawmakers within his own party.
Biden’s Wednesday press conference was an overall failure, ruining the White House’s hopes that it would help to reimagine the president’s image a bit.
With Biden’s historically low approval numbers, the president was supposed to attempt to present himself as a competent leader, who is in touch with the problems of everyday American voters. In reality, what happened was the White House was reassured that they should keep Joe Biden away from the press at all costs as they have up until this point.
At one point, the president even seemed to lose his cool on Real Clear Politics correspondent Phillip Wegmann, yelling at him to “Go back and read what [he] said” after Wegmann asked about his voting rights speech in Atlanta earlier this month. Biden was criticized at the time for saying that those who disagree with him on the legislation are comparable to reviled segregationists.
“GO BACK AND READ WHAT I SAID!” Biden yells in response to the (mild) Phil Wegmann beginning to ask a mild question about Biden’s comparison of political opponents to racists. Then reiterates the thing that got everyone mad? Holy wow is this weird,” Senior editor of The Federalist Mollie Hemingway wrote.
“Biden is now yelling at Philp Wegmann over his own usage of Bull Connor and George Wallace,” commentator Stephen L. Miller observed.
“Biden now angrily abusing a reporter in defense of his indefensible Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis line,” National Review Editor Rich Lowry echoed.
Nevertheless, Biden’s media allies kicked it up a notch to try and spin the disastrous press conference in the president’ favor.
“Pres Biden, in the longest news conference in presidential history, made news, pushed back on critics, called out lies, took responsibility for mistakes he believes he made, expressed surprise at GOP, talked foreign policy and didn’t lash out on reporters. Quite the change,” NBC News contributor Yamiche Alcindor wrote.
“This press conference is a litany of unanswerable questions. From the same press corps that never chased down Trump’s serial lies in real time, as they were happening,” contributing writer for the Atlantic Tom Nichols reacted.
The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin gave the press a “C-” with President Biden scoring an “A-.”
Author: Albert Quinn