We’ve been talking about Joe Biden’s evident cognitive issues for some time now.
But surprisingly, suddenly, so now is CNN. I wrote earlier this week about Biden’s confusion and lies about providing test kits for Americans.
ABC's David Muir actually grilled Biden on his Covid failures. Noting the "empty shelves" in pharmacies and "no test kits" before Christmas, Muir asks: "Is that a failure?" He pressed further asking: "Is that good enough?"
"No, nothing is good enough," Biden responded. pic.twitter.com/t0ZNIZ11Ey
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) December 23, 2021
Biden kept confusing “pills” and test kits. He spoke about wishing he’d thought of increasing testing kits for people “two months ago,” “before COVID hit here,” saying “COVID” rather than Omicron. As we noted, Biden had thought of upping testing kits before. He’d promised them in March and in September. He just didn’t act on that promise.
He also was given a plan to provide 732 million test kits to Americans to deal with the anticipated surge in desire for them for the holidays. Biden rejected the plan. Now, he’s saying he never thought of any of that, and no one could have anticipated the need. Can we talk about how bizarre and sketchy it is that Biden doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing from one minute to the next and/or he can’t keep up with his lies?
While CNN didn’t pick up on every aspect of the issue, Jeff Zeleny certainly called out Biden’s confusion and chastised him for not taking any responsibility for the lack of testing. Zeleny pointed out just with Omicron, Biden had already had more than a month to address the question.
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny says Joe Biden is “not accepting any responsibility for this lack of testing.”
“There is no sense from this administration [tests] will be sent out early in January as the president suggested." pic.twitter.com/S9C0MpfjqN
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 23, 2021
“Repeatedly throughout this interview with David Muir, President Biden seems confused and was confusing the half a billion tests that they’ve ordered with a half a billion pills,” Zeleny said. “Of course, pills were in the news today with the Pfizer approval of the anti-viral, so he corrected himself, but that was one thing that stuck out to me.”
Zeleny also points out that the promise for tests in January may be illusory as well. “There is no sense, from this administration, [tests] will be sent out early in January as the president suggested,” Zeleny explained.
The media has seemed personally ticked off over the testing issue, perhaps because it’s finally hitting home even for them — they aren’t able to get tests and so they’re on even footing with everyone else.
That wasn’t all.
CNN also acknowledged during the week that Biden’s economic approval numbers were worse than those of Jimmy Carter, showing how he was lower than anyone in recent history in net approval on the issue. What was driving it was Americans who were very concerned about inflation and Biden’s failure to address it.
If you listen to this conversation between John Berman and Harry Enten, it is just brutally honest when it comes to what Americans think about Joe Biden.
CNN stabs Biden on economy and approval.
— Big Fish (@BigFish3000) December 24, 2021
So, what’s the reason for this sudden honesty coming now? I’d like to think we’re seeing a change, but I wouldn’t bet on it. But, it is something to see that they are officially acknowledging he has a confusion issue and that they’re honest when it comes to how unhappy Americans are with him right now on the economy.
We’ll have to see if this occurs more. Are we approaching the point where they no longer feel the need to protect Biden because someone/something else is going to be promoted instead? We’ll have to see how things unspool, but it’s not boding well for Biden.