As Twitchy just reported, President Biden has finally put a formal press conference on the calendar, in Jake Tapper’s opinion to get people to shut up about him not holding a press conference. Supporters of the president say he’s been way too busy to hold a press conference, what with cleaning up the mess Donald Trump left him, but a visit to the border to observe the migrant crisis isn’t on the schedule. So what is?
The “Help Is Here” tour, that’s what.
President Biden is kicking off his roadshow to sell and explain to voters his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. He starts with a visit this afternoon to a small business outside Philadelphia. https://t.co/lU32GnF1JD
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) March 16, 2021
We mentioned in our earlier post about the border that Biden doesn’t seem to travel much beyond Delaware and Pennsylvania, and Tuesday’s stop was in Chester, Pa., at Smith Flooring Inc. (He’d previously visited a hardware store in D.C.) The New York Post reports that Biden spoke with the owners for about three minutes before reporters were shooed out of the building.
— New York Post (@nypost) March 16, 2021
Biden spoke for about 3 minutes with the owners of Smith Flooring Inc in Chester, Pa., before reporters were escorted out, with almost no mention of his first major legislative achievement as president.
“More help is on the way, for real. Do you have questions for me — at all?” Biden asked.
It went unsaid that Biden’s home in Wilmington, Del., is roughly a half-hour drive from the business — and that he would spend the night there in his fourth overnight trip home since taking office Jan. 20.
The guy got the most votes in history without leaving his basement, so he probably doesn’t see any reason to change tack now.
It was only a restroom break.
— David (@Q_E_D_avid) March 16, 2021
— James J. Marlowe II (@JamesJMarloweI5) March 16, 2021
And it was 2:59 too long for him
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) March 16, 2021
He flew to PA to talk for 3 minutes??
— Angela (@agashley78) March 16, 2021
That man booked a one ticket to destroy the economic infrastructure of this country.
— DUCK_ON_A_MUFFIN (@CaseyOLeary16) March 16, 2021
3 min stop, really, and taxpayers are picking up the tab for this shit.
— Sam J (@sam92_sj) March 16, 2021
Is this a joke?
— Ava (@lyan118) March 16, 2021
* Honk * Honk 🙄
— ChuckFromDetroit (@Chuck28202637) March 16, 2021
— Ausgino (@Yo_Saff) March 16, 2021
What the actual f is this “tour” about? Are they trying to rub it in that we’re all more in debt to the government and taxes will be higher as a result of this ridiculously expensive reckless bill🤔
— Suzoo (@Suzoo305) March 16, 2021
— Deejayem (@DeeJayEm58) March 16, 2021
This is utterly ridiculous. There is a huge crisis at the border that needs to addressed. But, we get no response fro Joe. Disgraceful.
— Kim Parker (@Befrisco5) March 16, 2021
The American people are not looking for handouts. We want our life and our jobs.
— almighty2020 (@almighty20201) March 16, 2021
Such a workaholic!
— Donna “MAGA” Folk (@donnaNY11) March 16, 2021
Well, it was enough time for the press to get pictures of him standing in public.
And there he goes:
President of the United States Joe Biden departs Smith Flooring Inc. in Chester, PA on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 pic.twitter.com/9VGKlN98CB
— Kyle Mazza (@KyleMazzaWUNF) March 16, 2021
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Finally, we have some video:
Biden isn't ready to answer any of your questions. pic.twitter.com/Yo3VJNK29t
— 🧢Mac (@beingrealmac) March 16, 2021
‘How refreshing’! Joe Biden’s handlers act quickly to prevent double-masked POTUS from answering press questions on border crisis https://t.co/L2Sn8gla5W
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 9, 2021