Donald Trump did not mince his words on Thursday night when asked about Joe Biden’s first official press conference since taking the White House.
During a phone interview on Fox News with anchor Laura Ingraham, Trump reacted to Biden’s off-the-rails press conference.
“Nobody’s ever seen anything like it,” Trump said.
Ingraham said Biden “read quite a bit from reference notes,” adding, “it was unusual, to say the least.”
“Well, there were strange questions and they were asked in a very interesting way,” Trump responded. “It was like softballs. Like you were throwing softballs up. And it’s just a different world.”
“Nobody’s seen anything like it,” Trump said. “You know it. You know it better than anybody. You cover it so well. It’s very sad to watch, actually.”
“Actually, they’re feeding him questions,” he added. “They’re easy questions. I noticed Peter Doocey didn’t get to ask a question today. And there could be no difficult questions, and they’re ready to rip the microphone away if somebody did get a little bit testy.”
“You know, just, look, this whole thing is ridiculous,” he added. “You know it, and so do I.”
Biden referenced “cheat sheets” detailing key policy points and the identities of attending journalists when he conducted the first formal press conference on Thursday.
Photos taken at the event showed Biden holding a card labeled “infrastructure,” with key statistics and talking points.
One bullet point noted that “China spends 3 times more on infrastructure than the U.S.”
In another photo, Biden was seen consulting a sheet that appeared to show the pictures and news outlets of journalists who attended his press conference.
Some of the pictured reporters had a circled number next to their images.
Biden took a limited number of questions from a list of pre-selected reporters before leaving the podium.
You can see numbers next to journalists’ faces and names, suggesting that the president was taking prepared questions in order.
No wonder zero conservative media reporters were called on during the press conference.
It didn’t take long for Biden’s press conference to go off the rails.
While taking questions, Biden made a stunning announcement and said he wants to run for re-election in 2024.
“My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation,” Biden said, adding that he “would fully expect” that Vice President Kamala Harris will remain on the presidential ticket, and called her “a great partner.”
NEW: Joe Biden announces he is running for re-election in 2024. pic.twitter.com/btLQKgpYzB
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 25, 2021
At another point, Biden said the U.S. should return to the type of filibuster that existed “when I came to the Senate 120 years ago.”
“I believe we should go back to a position of a filibuster that existed just when I came to the United States Senate 120 years ago,” Biden said.
Biden is 78-years-old. He did not join the U.S. Senate 120 years ago.
“I believe we should go back to the position of the filibuster that existed when I came to the U.S. Senate 120 years ago” pic.twitter.com/i8BPmpwvui
— Chris Martin (@chrisjdmartin) March 25, 2021
Biden was asked a few questions on Thursday about the border crisis, but he largely dodged and danced around answering them.
Biden announced on Wednesday that he is putting Kamala Harris in charge of addressing the migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The first two months of 2021 have seen more border encounters by CBP than in corresponding months of any of the past three years.
There were over 100,000 border encounters in February.
An explosive report last week revealed children detained in an overcrowded government-run tent facility at the US-Mexico border say they haven’t been able to shower for days or contact their parents.
Some children get to shower about once a week and sometimes soap runs out, with only shampoo available, she said. One child told Welch she hadn’t showered in six days.
SOURCE: Conservative Brief