Highly Confused Joe Biden Announces 'Major Press Conference' and Leaves Journalists Dumbfounded

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Joe Biden’s mental decline continues to play out for all of the world to see. Yet another display of his senility was broadcast on Friday after a visibly confused Biden announced a “major press conference.” That left the journalists in the room scrambling, trying to figure out what he was talking about.


The flub came amidst an attempt to kick the press out of the room, something that has become a ritual for the White House as it has sought to stop Biden from answering questions. Karine Jean-Pierre, the president’s press secretary, often cites his penchant for taking abbreviated questions from the press while he’s walking in and out of the White House, but that claim is very misleading.

When Biden approaches reporters behind a rope line at the White House, he is in control. He can choose to scoff at a question and walk away at any moment. He also has the ability to avoid any follow-ups. That is not the same thing as standing behind a podium and taking in-depth questions that he can’t escape. There’s a reason Biden doesn’t do press conferences outside of a few heavily scripted (including receiving the questions beforehand), i.e. because he isn’t mentally capable.

So when he announced a “major” press conference, members of the press were rightly dumbfounded. What was he talking about? Did something get scheduled that they weren’t aware of? Should they start preparing their inquiries?


Nope, as it turns out, it was just Biden being senile again.

“At ease,” the Times reporter proclaims as if it’s totally normal for the President of the United States to confuse giving an interview with a far-left outlet with giving a major press conference. In media terms, those two things could not be further apart, but to Biden, it’s all the same, I guess.

It sure would be nice to have a press corps that points out the absurdity of Biden confusing an MSNBC interview with a major press conference, but we don’t have one of those. So instead, we get White House correspondents like Katie Rogers pretending as if everything is fine. Sure, the president is continuing to deteriorate mentally, but “at ease” because it’s no big deal.

I remain perplexed at the notion that Biden is going to be able to carry out a 2024 re-election campaign in this condition. There’s not a public appearance that goes by where he doesn’t commit gaffe after gaffe. He can’t even be relied on to read a teleprompter correctly anymore. Every single time he’s in front of the cameras, there’s a near certainty that his brain is going to go haywire.


It’s pathetic that the press refuses to touch the issue because it’s actually important. How a president is perceived on the world stage matters. That doesn’t mean other countries have to like you, but it does mean they have to respect you. Who respects Biden in his current condition? What fear does he strike into the hearts of tyrants? Things are so bad that even the French are dunking on the United States.


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