President Joe Biden reportedly gave the longest-ever press conference Wednesday and was given glowing reviews by Yamiche Alcindor and Jennifer Rubin, even though Ukrainian officials watched in horror as Biden appeared to give Vladimir Putin the green light to make a “minor incursion” into Ukraine. Within an hour press secretary Jen Psaki had put out a statement to clean up his remarks.
A reporter had a question for Biden on Ukraine Thursday, but Biden’s handlers made it clear that this was not a press conference and the president would not be answering questions.
REPORTER: "Have you heard the Ukrainian president's comments that 'there are no minor incursions'?"
BIDEN: …………………………………. pic.twitter.com/0IhsUhYhUH
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 20, 2022
Triple-jabbed, socially distanced, and still wearing a mask.
THANK YOU GUYSSSS LETS GO THANK YOU GUYSSS https://t.co/t2cEGtFFPd
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) January 20, 2022
THANK YOU LETS GO THANK YOU LETS GO THANK YOU LETS GO
— ً (@AdamNess16) January 20, 2022
lol his staff. "THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU." They know having him talk more about it will only make matters worse.
— Another Moderate Voice (@AModerateForUS) January 20, 2022
Who are these grateful people? Are they all interns? Why aren't they famous by now?
— mkavanaugh (@mkavanaugh3) January 20, 2022
Such low expectations that they have to yell “that’s it” in a coordinated fashion to cover for him.
— DonnyG (@DonnyG215) January 20, 2022
Come on man
— MichaelPM (@Michael95090905) January 20, 2022
That is just plain pathetic how he just sits there like a knot on a log while his handlers herd the media out. Weak. Very Weak.
— mac homles (@1776triumph) January 20, 2022
Embarrassing to say the least.
— Tarah Tremblay (@tarahmisu73) January 20, 2022
I would not describe POTUS as fully animated
— Gunnar Erickson (@jwsjlt) January 20, 2022
Goodness it's uncomfortable to watch, seeming so helpless with more people in the room protecting him than a Mob Boss
— Roger the Dodger (@RogerThomas1288) January 20, 2022
This literally happens every time they talk to the press. One tough question and all the staffers jump in like a QRF to neutralize the threat and secure a perimeter. Never seen anything like it.
— Muskrat Mojo (@Muskrat_Mojo) January 20, 2022
These scenes with handlers ushering out the press have become increasingly cringy 😬.
— PammyJune (@pmclean62) January 20, 2022
Has there ever been a more obnoxious press staff in the White House?
— Mark Strand (@marknilsstrand) January 20, 2022
He's not in charge.
— Socrates Johnson 🦉 (@Peedub76) January 20, 2022
Clearly you can see he is 'outperforming'
— KFried (@CubbyNAZ) January 20, 2022
C'mon guys can't you see he's got a major hangover from whatever they pumped him up with yesterday?
— Fishdog (@Fishdog4) January 20, 2022
How long until the White House press office purchases those old time vaudeville hooks and physically pulls reporters from his presence.
— NH (@TwoQuoque) January 20, 2022
This is not a president.
— AMCD (@AMCD82364796) January 20, 2022
He waits months to give a press conference which was a disaster to any honest person and now we’re back to the press being hustled out with cattle prods.
'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 10, 2021