President Biden had a meltdown at his press conference on Monday. He continuously denied the reality of his numerous recent misstatements that the White House had to embarrassingly ‘walk back,’ and lashed out after repeated grilling.
But one of the most humiliating things to come out of his press conference is a glimpse at the handheld notecard his White House handlers gave him to handle “tough” Putin Q&A talking points.
It looks like the White House had had enough of Biden’s continuous gaffes and gave him a ‘cheat sheet’ so that he wouldn’t ‘screw it up.’ Spoiler alert: He screwed it up.
The notecard shows that he was given the answer to a question that a reporter had asked him nearly verbatim. Here were the responses:
- “I was expressing the moral outrage I felt towards the actions of this man.”
- “I was not articulating a change in policy.”
This is how that came out at the press conference. Watch:
“Mr. President, I still want to get back to your original words that he cannot remain in power,” a reporter asked. “Can you help us understand, you have more foreign policy experience than any president who has ever held this office, whether those are your personal feelings or your feelings as president? Do you understand why people would believe you, as someone commanding one of the largest nuclear arsenals in the world, saying someone cannot remain in power is a statement of U.S. policy? And also, are you concerned about propaganda use of those remarks by the Russians?”
“No and no,” Biden said flatly.
“Tell me why,” the reporter pressed. “You have so much experience, you are the leader of this country.”
“Because it’s ridiculous,” he insisted. “Nobody believes we’re going to take down — I was talking about taking down Putin. Nobody believes that. Number one.”
“Number two, what have I been talking about since this all began?” Biden asked rhetorically. “The only war that’s worse than the one intended is one that’s unintended. The last thing I want to do is engage in a land war or a nuclear war with Russia. That’s not part of it.”
“I was expressing my outrage at the behavior of this man,” Biden lashed out. “It’s outrageous, it’s outrageous. And it’s more an aspiration than anything, he shouldn’t be in power. There’s not — people like this shouldn’t be ruling countries, but they do. The fact they do, but doesn’t mean I can’t express my outrage about it.”
This is like having a cheat sheet right in front of you for a test and you still screw it up. Biden is no longer even competent to act like the president in a fake presidency.
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