Last night, Joe Biden, who hasn’t given a real interview in months, went back on CNN for another “town hall.” What transpired was actually just an in-kind contribution to Biden’s presidency.
In total, there were seven questions from Democrats and only two from supposed “Republicans,” one of which seemed upset that Biden had reverted to some Trump-era immigration policies. You know, because GOP voters are typically really into keeping the border wide open for illegal crossings.
As RedState reported, Biden trashed the idea of freedom in regards to COVID mandates among several other insulting remarks. But then there was perhaps his most egregious lie of the night. When asked about visiting the border, the president had this to say, and I think it tells us something.
BIDEN ON THE BORDER: "I guess I should go down, but the whole point of it is I haven’t had a whole hell of a lot of time to get down. I’ve been spending time going around looking at the $900 billion damage done by hurricanes and floods and weather and traveling around the world." pic.twitter.com/mgWLxvf36d
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 22, 2021
Let’s deal with the merits of what he’s saying first. Has Biden been swamped with other duties to the point where he simply hasn’t had time to make a day trip to the border? The answer is, unequivocally, no. Not only did Biden take two extended vacations over the last several months, but he’s also made individual 25 trips back to his home in Delaware since taking office. That’s nearly every weekend since he’s been inaugurated.
Further, the time he’s spent traveling the country to tour damage from weather events can be counted on one hand. That he uses that excuse only compounds the falsehood. Even his mention of traveling the world doesn’t pass muster. Is he talking about the G7? Because that’s about it as far as his international travels go and that amounted to a week.
Also, and perhaps most importantly, Biden has not, in fact, “been there before.” He has never visited the Southern border in all his time as a politician.
So Biden is a lying liar who lies. That’s not breaking news no matter how much the “fact-checkers” try to cover for him by absconding from doing their jobs. Still, I think the president’s answer tells us that the White House is aware of the perception that Biden is a lazy do-nothing who spends more time at his family home doing whatever it is he does there than at his desk in the Oval Office. You can feel the defensiveness leak from every orifice as he responds to the question.
That’s a perception that isn’t going to be successfully countered, though. Biden is actually a lazy do-nothing who rarely seems to be executing the duties of his office. If he had the physical and mental ability to do more, he would be doing more. He doesn’t, and that’s patently obvious by how sheltered he is by his handlers. They are walking a tightrope of letting him out in public just enough to serve as proof of life while limiting the damage as much as possible. But if last night is any indication, that line is getting harder and harder to toe.