Joe Biden appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening, and it was an absolute disaster of an interview. As I type this, stories are already coming out about how he blindsided officials in his administration and how his handlers are scrambling to clean up the mess.
In fact, within an hour of the interview premiering, the first clarification had already dropped regarding comments the president made about defending Taiwan from a Chinese attack. That was the second time in the last few months that the administration has had to walk back Biden’s comments on the subject.
Things didn’t get better as the topics changed. When asked about inflation, Biden gave perhaps the worst answer imaginable.
Biden: "inflation rate month-to-month was just up an inch."
Reporter: "You're not arguing 8.3% is good news?"
Biden: “…You're acting like all of a sudden 'my God it went to 8.2%’”
Reporter: "It's the highest rate in 40 years."pic.twitter.com/KdvyH6J7L4
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 19, 2022
When it comes to bad economic news, there are two ways to handle it as a president. The right way is to admit the truth and then lay out a quantifiable plan for how to improve things. Americans are very forgiving of politicians who speak plainly to them. On the other hand, the wrong way is to simply pretend like everything is actually great and that anyone who doesn’t think so is an idiot. Guess which strategy Biden has chosen?
The dismissive snark about an 8.3 inflation rate that is crushing the poor and middle-class is just astonishing to witness. His skin is so thin you can see straight through it, and while I know Biden doesn’t have to live with any of the consequences of his policies, you’d think he could at least fake it a little. Besides, his excuse doesn’t even make sense. Who cares if the rate only went up “an inch” if the overall rate is still sky-high? Core inflation continues to rise, mainly driven by food and housing (including rent) prices.
But if that exchange wasn’t bad enough, Biden decided to declare that “the pandemic is over” regarding the coronavirus.
Biden: “The pandemic is over.” pic.twitter.com/e06enYWqDq
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 19, 2022
Does that statement bother me? Not at all given that the pandemic has been over for me for years. But in regards to the administration, the president might as well have dropped a nuclear bomb in the middle of the White House. He provided no advance notice of his comments to any of his health officials, and there’s apparently a lot of chapped rear ends about it.
"Biden’s insistence on Sunday night that the pandemic is over caught several of his own health officials by surprise. The declaration was not part of his planned remarks ahead of the “60 Minutes” interview"https://t.co/QAEXTDUu2T
— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 19, 2022
We aren’t done yet, though. Biden was pressed on his fitness for office, and he delivered a line that perfectly illustrates why he’s not fit for office. Honestly, it’s art.
60 Min: "What do you think of people who say you are unfit for the job of president?"
Biden: "Watch me… The proof of the pudding is in the eating." pic.twitter.com/zprca33lLi
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 19, 2022
When the president says “watch me,” does he not realize we all have been watching him since he took office and we definitively don’t like what we see? Perhaps Biden has deluded himself to the point where he truly believes he’s done a good job, and if so, he should definitely spend a little more time outside of Delaware.
Of course, in the end, this is all your fault. You see, things are actually great and you are just psychologically incapable of being happy because of COVID-19 or something.
Biden: People disapprove of me because they are psychologically unable to be happy pic.twitter.com/syg1nNPtJw
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 19, 2022
Somewhere, Biden’s comms staffers are busily chain-smoking in anticipation of this week’s briefings. That’s how bad it was, and I could keep going with more clips. Really, this is an interview that just doesn’t quit. Whoever greenlit it should never work in politics again.
This is why Biden has a press secretary to only provide information after it is screened by Biden’s handlers. Anytime Biden is left to make up his own responses in an interview it becomes a disaster to his real operators. Where’s the Easter Bunny to shut him up?? His answers prove that he does not have any real knowledge as to what is really happening. Some idiots in the White House are feeding him a bunch of crap about the country’s dire situation. Biden believes everything is wonderful. Inflation does not exist and the border is secure. He thinks shutting down our oil industry is working great. While turning the US into a major oil importer. How can we lower gasoline prices while having to pay the import prices? He wants everyone to buy an EV, even though our electrical grids cannot support the additional demands.
That interview was pathetic at best and Biden lied his ass off, as usual. 2 things come up, 1, he lied about jobs. Those people went back to work after the “pandemic” was over. He did not create those jobs, but again, they gave him a pass. The records that Trump supposedly “stole”, again, all B.S as every sitting president is allowed to take documents with them as they are declassified when he leaves office, Both Clinton and Obama took as many if not more but we never heard a word about that, did we? I thought I heard that the Clinton’s stole items out of the White House but again, “crickets”. The whole interview was your typical “you can’t say this because”, and Scott Pelley, I think that is who did it, was a pussy. He should have pushed him but he let him off the hook. Probably was told he couldn’t. That is why I never watch that pathetic show. I only did because I wanted to hear what the puppet had to say. I shouldn’t have bothered.
Instead of the White House simply walking back Joe’s comments over and over again, the country should demand the White House walk back the entire stolen 2020 election and install our rightful President in his place. MAGA! MAGA! MAGA! MAGA! MAGA! MAGA! MAGA! MAGA! MAGA!
Hello FBI? This post must represent domestic terrorism and a dangerous threat to our Democracy!!!!
Joe Biden is a total MESS himself, so how could he NOT deliver a MESS of an interview?
And he’s also made a MESS of the Presidency and a MESS of the country!
Is that guy still in office????