Joe Biden had the opportune moment to turn around the perception of his administration in his press conference on Wednesday, his 364th day in office, instead, Mr. Biden offered more of the same. The commander-in-chief failed so miserably that even liberal mainstream media couldn’t even manage to put a positive spin on Biden’s lengthy press conference.
The New York Post turned up the heat on the president, even more, blasting the event as a ‘disaster.’
The outlet’s editorial board called out Biden’s sometimes meandering and ambiguous responses.
The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board said he failed to offer a ‘course correction’ to a year plagued by soaring inflation, foreign policy crises, and record low approval in the polls.
And the Washington Post, though friendlier to Biden, could not deny the aggressive stance he took against Republicans on the subject of voting rights and accusing them of holding up his agenda.
The Post’s coverage of Biden’s news conference opened acknowledging he ‘escalated his partisan rhetoric’ on Wednesday which ‘intensified a harsher tone that Biden has taken this year toward Republicans.’
No one expected CNN to destroy Biden in a minute, but here it is:
‘I’m already seeing in my text exchanged with people around the president — clean up on aisle State Department,’ CNN host Dana Bash said immediately after the press conference.
One moment that caused particular confusion in the United States and abroad was when the president was asked about the worsening situation between Russia and Ukraine.
He said Russia would be ‘held accountable if it invades Ukraine, but added: ‘And it depends on what it does. It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and we end up having to fight about what to do and what to not do, et cetera.’
But if they actually do what they’re capable of doing with the forces amassed on the border, it is going to be a disaster for Russia.’
Allies and White House officials leaped in to try and explain his remarks.
But “it doesn’t matter what they say” he meant, CNN’s Bash said, “because it is going to have to be cleaned up.”
Her CNN colleague Van Jones later said the president seemed ‘foggy and meandering.’
The honeymoon is over and the knives are out, even at CNN. pic.twitter.com/uVmVDkUOz0
— Wesley Hunt (@WesleyHuntTX) January 21, 2022
In one poll this week, 37% of voters graded his first year as an F, and another 12% gave it a D. However, Mr. Biden remained steadfast. No, he said, he didn’t overpromise the public about what he could accomplish. He believes he has “outperformed” and delivered “enormous progress.” Americans simply don’t know the details of his successes. He had “no apologies” for the debacle in Afghanistan.
“Look, I didn’t overpromise. But I have probably outperformed what anybody thought would happen,” he said.
“Do you think of any president has done as much in one year? Name one. I don’t think there has been much on any incoming president’s plate that has been a bigger menu than the plate I have.”
Biden: "I didn't over promise. But I have probably outperformed what anybody thought would happen."pic.twitter.com/2TJLCgZR3n
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) January 20, 2022
A recent Gallup poll showed that just 40 percent of Americans approve of the job that Biden is doing, while 56 percent disapproved. That’s the lowest rating for any recent president at their one-year mark, aside from Trump, whose rating was a few points lower. However, we must remember that we’re talking about the most popular president in history.