One commenter put it perfectly, saying it was the moment that will ‘define this press conference. Maybe his presidency.’
Portland is a joke. The city has gone from being a byword for early-2010s hipsterism, replete with vegan bookstores and feminist interpretive dance studios, to a s**thole teeming with addicts and the homeless, where nihilist ‘Antifa’ rioters come out every night to smash windows, start fires, and assault police officers.
For nine months straight, the riots have been an almost nightly occurrence. In the past week alone, black-clad left-wingers set a federal courthouse on fire, vandalized downtown shopfronts, and pelted rocks and beer cans at police officers. Cops seized knives, hammers, and firearms.
President Joe Biden’s 81 million voters don’t seem to be showing up at the polls.
According to a Tuesday Rasmussen Reports poll taken from approximately 10,000 likely voters, the newly elected president clocked in at just 50 percent approval and 47 percent disapproval following his first month in office. This number is in contrast to former President Donald Trump’s first-month approval rating of 52 percent.
Under Biden, though, just 37 percent of respondents believe the country is heading the right way while a whopping 57 percent believe the country is heading the wrong way.
Rasmussen Reports also compiled an approval index, which is the difference between the president’s strong approval and strong disapproval ratings.
“Thirty-four percent (34%) of voters strongly approved of Biden’s job performance in February, while 39% strongly disapproved,” Rasmussen found, according to the Examiner.
“This gives him his first full-month Presidential Approval Index rating of -5. When Trump first took office in January 2017, he earned a full-month Approval Index rating of -4 after his first full month. During his final full month in office, his Approval Index rating was -8.”
hroughout his campaign, President Joe Biden spent as little time in the public view as possible for a presidential candidate. Over a month into his tenure as president, he is continuing the same strategy.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked Monday if Biden would hold his first solo news conference soon, and she said no plans have been made for the event.
It is rather concerning that the leader of the free world seems to have no interest in formally addressing the American public. It is also a stark contrast to his predecessor.
As most people know, former President Donald Trump is not afraid of the spotlight. To that end, he held his first solo news conference on Feb. 16, 2017, less than a month after his inauguration, according to NBC News.
“We have made incredible progress,” he said at that presser. “I don’t think there’s ever been a president elected who in this short period of time has done what we’ve done.”
Americans probably disagreed about whether or not that was true, but it was at least a reassuring statement from a new president that the country was in a good place. We have not seen any such reassurance from Biden.
During his campaign, Biden’s staffers assured Americans that his relative silence was part of his strategy. They even attempted to paint him as a sort of hero for staying home during the pandemic.
Here’s how Politico reporters Christopher Cadelago and Marc Caputo described it in a Sept. 25 piece:
“To Biden’s camp, it’s a continuation of the discredited criticism that the shelter-in-place phase of Biden’s campaign would hurt him and help Trump after the pandemic first hit. (Trump needled him endlessly for being ‘sleepy’ and staying in his basement, but Biden’s team has chuckled as he maintained his polling lead). A Biden adviser said it’s fine to let Trump hold big, dangerous rallies during a pandemic.”
The wording of that last sentence pretty clearly implies that Trump was the “bad guy” for actually campaigning, and Biden was the smart one for doing absolutely nothing.
It seems more likely that the real reason Biden has been hesitant to face reporters and the American public is because his team wants to keep him from saying something foolish. There are a couple reasons why this is the more likely scenario.
First, there are plenty of ways Biden could have safely addressed the public both then and now. He could have done interviews from his basement via video calls, but he instead chose to call a “lid” for many of the days leading up to the election.
Similarly, he could hold a socially distanced news conference at the White House now, just as many other politicians have done. Instead, he lets Psaki face reporters for him while he stays out of sight.
The second piece of evidence indicating that Biden’s team may be afraid of what blunders he will make in a solo news conference is his past performance. After constantly receiving criticism in regards to his cognitive capabilities during the campaign, Biden has not demonstrated any improvement since taking office.
On Friday, Biden spoke in Houston at a vaccination facility. He’d barely even started the speech before he started fumbling through the list of names he was supposed to mention, eventually questioning, “What am I doing here?”
The evidence indicates that Biden is increasingly unable to speak without becoming confused and disoriented. That is not a great quality for the leader of any country, especially the great United States, to have.
Most likely, Biden’s team knows how bad it looks when he cannot get through a simple speech. As such, they want to keep him out of situations where he faces reporters as much as they possibly can.
Any American who is paying attention should be at least a bit concerned about the cognitive state of our president.
President Joe Biden is credited with authorizing the deadly air strike that killed an estimated 22 Islamic militants in Syria on Thursday.
The rocket attack vaporized three transport vehicles carrying live munitions. It was so impressive it reportedly made Kamala Harris jealous Russia’s president Vladimir Putin was told about it first.
But one day later, it’s unclear that our new Commander-in-Chief can even speak intelligibly on the matter. Or on much of anything else. It is not what you want to see from a U.S. President.
Watch as President Biden speaks at a Houston vaccine site on Friday. It is absolutely painful to watch.
“Representatives, uh, Shirley Jackson Lee, Al Green, Sylvia Garcia, Lizzie Pannili, uh, excuse me,” Biden said and winced. “Pannell, and uh, what am I doing here?” he said.
The representatives’ names, by the way, which every president should know when speaking at an event in their state, are Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Al Green (D-TX), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), and Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D-TX).
Biden continued on with his speech.
“I’m going to lose track here,” he added. It’s as if Biden read a lot of our thoughts.
On Friday, another startling event involving the president’s memory was reported. Kamala Harris seemingly had to remind Joe Biden to “remember his mask.” Watch:
The visit to the Lone Star state was accompanied by 75 degree weather and comes two weeks after the Texas freeze storms hit. It seems like Biden was scolded for forgetting it and made up for it by wearing two on his late trip to Texas.
This isn’t the first time that Biden has ‘randomly stopped talking mid-sentence’ and given the camera a ‘blank stare.’
“The only way to spare more pain and more loss, the only way— these millstones no longer mark our national mourning— these milestones, I should say, no longer, no longer moke— mark our national mourning,” Biden said about the coronavirus reportedly claiming 500,000 American lives. It turns out that over a 100,000 of those lives have already come under the Biden administration in one month.
The State of the Union is now suddenly off and the House Democrats are telling Biden to his face that they don’t trust him with nukes. Vice President Harris even took Biden’s calls with world leaders on President’s Day weekend, while Joe Biden played Mario Kart.
This is all highly concerning, albeit predictable news about a president that did not run a real campaign and who defied all credible odds of getting the most votes of any presidential candidate in U.S. history: 81 million tabulated votes.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino was blunt about what he is hearing on the president’s health: He is in “real significant trouble.”
So are we, America. So are we.
The faces of a totalitarian political system
Former President Donald Trump built a political career out of forcing liberals to face reality — and a post-presidential interview on Wednesday showed he hasn’t changed.
In a telephone interview with Newsmax TV host Greg Kelly, Trump, who’s been largely out of the public eye since Inauguration Day, took on current President Joe Biden’s appearance during a CNN town hall Tuesday and Biden’s claim that there was no coronavirus vaccine when he took office.
His description was dead-on, and it won’t make liberals happy at all.
“I saw that he said there was no vaccine when he came into office, and yet he got a shot before he came into office,” Trump told the host of “Greg Kelly Reports,” a program that’s rapidly growing in popularity with Trump’s political base.
“It was already in early November that we announced it, but we actually had it substantially before that. We were giving millions of shots and millions of doses.
“So he’s either not telling a truth, or he’s mentally gone. One or the other.”
Those should not be palatable options when it comes to the president of the United States.
But they’re alternatives Americans are likely going to have to get used to thanks to the installation of the aging, often-confused Biden to the highest office in the land.
Check out his statement from Tuesday night.
That was far from the only questionable moment. No one who watched even video segments of Biden’s CNN appearance could have been inspired to confidence by the wandering answers.
Besides the flatly wrong statement about the coronavirus, Biden made excuses for Chinese government practices that his own secretary of state agrees are “genocide,” and claimed that the liberal boogeyman of “white supremacy” is an actual threat to the United States. (It barely exists to the degree liberals obsess over, much less posing a threat to the Republic. The heyday of the Democratic Ku Klux Klan is long over.)
As disgraceful as Biden’s appearance was, it was protected, naturally by his Praetorian Guard in the establishment media. In the case of the vaccine howler, for instance, the establishment “fact-checkers” hastened to assure Americans that what the president said wasn’t really what he meant. (Does anyone remember any major media outlet trying to interpret Trump’s words like that?)
Let the criminal investigations begin
Let’s have a Commission, by all means
These are the kinds of numbers that give liberals nightmares.
Despite a determined effort by the Democratic Party and its propaganda arm in the mainstream media that would like nothing better than to pronounce the Donald Trump influence dead, a poll released Monday showed the former president’s influence is alive and thriving.
And virtual landslide of Republican voters wants to see it continue into the future.
The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted Feb. 11-14, while Trump’s second impeachment trial was taking place in the Senate.
Of the 1,056 adults surveyed, the poll showed a resounding 75 percent of Republican respondents thought Trump should continue to play a “prominent” role in the party, and an even bigger percentage — 87 percent — thought Trump should be able to run for elected office again.
ual landslide of Republican voters wants to see it continue into the future. The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted Feb. 11-14, while Trump’s second impeachment trial was taking place in the Senate. Of the 1,056 adults surveyed, the poll showed a resounding 75 percent of Republican respondents thought Trump should continue to play a “prominent” role in the party, and an even bigger percentage — 87 percent — thought Trump should be able to run for elected office again.