In press interviews, President Joe Biden still doesn’t come across well.
A reporter recently questioned him about why fewer Democrats were campaigning with him in a recent event that took place close to the White House.
The reporter continued, “John Fetterman’s gonna appear with you today in Pennsylvania, but there haven’t been that many candidates campaigning with you,”
As he gripped the reporter, he said “That’s not true. There have been 15. Count, kid, count.”
Even though there are scores of Democrats running for office around the country, the president boasts that only 15 of them are running alongside him.
Reporter: "John Fetterman's gonna appear with you today in Pennsylvania, but there haven't been that many candidates campaigning with you"
Biden: “That’s not true. There have been 15. Count, kid, count.” pic.twitter.com/44CKLUr2cp
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 20, 2022
Another reporter posed the same question to the president, and the official White House transcript, which includes the word “inaudible,” does not reveal what the president responded.
The reporter said, “Sir, why don’t more candidates want to be seen in public with you, like Mr. Fetterman?“
“They’re — they’re — what are you talking about?” said the president.
“Tim Ryan in Ohio says he doesn’t want you there. Warnock said he wouldn’t say. Do you think they’re making a mistake?” said the reporter.
“No. There have been 16 that have already (inaudible), and a lot more have asked — another 20 or so. So I’m going to be doing it.” the president declared.
Although President Joe Biden has frequently claimed to work with Republicans and to be a bipartisan figure, his response to the question of how he would “protect women” if Republicans took back the House and the Senate in a recent interview on MSNBC was unhelpful.
President Donald Trump was questioned by interviewer Jonathan Capehart about contradictions:
“You unveiled a new attack line earlier today. You dropped it here just a moment ago. But the full line was Mega MAGA trickle down. Surely you consider your student loan forgiveness program to be an antidote to that. But here’s a problem, I think, for you and Democrats. Despite all the good economic news, low unemployment, record job creation, wage increases, Social Security, cost of living, adjustment to 8.7%, the highest in 40 years. And yet poll after poll shows that Americans, the American people trust Republicans on the economy and think that Republicans should control Congress. How do you how do you break through that?”
The president responded:
“First of all, that I’m not sure about the polls because, you know, the way people conduct polls today, it’s hard. 90% of it, as you get on a telephone where you have to call seven times to get somebody to answer the phone. Number one. Number two, a lot of what we’ve done and we passed has not kicked in yet. For example, you know, we have all this money to rebuild highways, bridges, internet, etc., but it’s going to take time. It’s not all happen overnight. It’s not like we passed a law and all of a sudden the highways and bridges are all functioning. It’s not like we’re in a position where we’re saying no senior, which we do, is going to have to pay more than $2,000 a year for the drug costs. Even so, some are paying 13, 14, 15 with helping their families because the cancer drugs and the like, it hadn’t kicked in and didn’t kick in until next year. So a lot of what we’ve done, people are are hurting.
They’re hurting because, you know, when you when you take away that margin for people sitting around the kitchen table and they’re paying, you know, three times as much or two times or one and a half times as much for the gasoline it matters. I grew up in a family where when that occurred, it was a discussion at home. And so I think this is a process of people making sure that what we say we’re doing really is going to happen. And they and so that’s why these last several weeks I’m doing is saying, here’s what we’re for. Here’s a third for and make a choice and vote. And I think people are going to show up and vote like they did last time.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Capehart brought up Biden’s promise about Roe:
“One of the things you said you’re for, Mr. President, is codifying Roe. You said that, you’ve said you need 51 or 53 seats in order, in the Senate in order to make that happen. But what happens if Republicans take control of Congress? How are you going to protect women?” the host said.
The president’s answer was not to compromise or otherwise work with the Republicans:
“Veto anything they do. They have to get, for them to make Dobbs wo–, for them to outlaw Roe, outlaw the right of a woman, to make a choice with her doctor, to not make exceptions for rape and incest and etc., and pass it out of the Congress to make it the law of the land. The President has to sign it. I’ll veto it,” the president said, Conservative Brief reported. CONTINUE READING…