Blink twice if you need help.
President Biden continues his bizarre pattern of indicating that he’s not actually in charge and is no more than a talking mouthpiece for his behind-the-scenes handlers. The most recent comment came after remarking on labor unions and said what he’s “supposed” to do.
Fox News reports:
“I‘m supposed to stop and walk out of the room,” Biden said after finishing prepared comments in the East Room of the White House
Biden defied his handlers and didn’t immediately exit the room. However, the moment quickly reminded viewers that Biden has often suggested other people set the rules and dictate what he is allowed to do.
The trend began with Biden’s first formal White House press conference as president in January. Following his remarks about his “Made in America” manufacturing initiative, a member of Biden’s staff was heard calling on specific reporters to ask their questions to the president, something that was similarly done during the 2020 presidential election and the transition period. However, the president has since escalated the practice and Biden has repeatedly suggested he’s not in the driver’s seat when it comes to handling the press.
In recent memory, Biden has said, “I’m not supposed to take any questions,” admitted he was “instructed” to call on specific reporters, declared “they gave me a list of people I’m going to call on,” told reporters he would “get in trouble” if he didn’t follow orders and even said, “I’d be happy to take questions if that’s what I’m supposed to do.”
A recent report revealed that Biden’s cringe-worthy responses to reporters have even caused multiple White House staffers to either mute the President’s press conferences or avoid watching them altogether.