It is becoming increasingly difficult for Joe Biden’s handlers to continue the charade that is capable of carrying out the duties of the most powerful political office on the planet.
Throughout his five decades of swimming in the swamp, the former vice president has always been prone to gaffes and tripping over his own tongue, but in the last two years, his frequent mental lapses have led some to question whether he may be cognitively compromised.
Since being installed as the nation’s 46th president, Biden has largely been held back from public appearances that aren’t carefully managed to minimize the possibility that he could give the game away, and on Wednesday, his team went to extreme lengths to prevent him from self-destructing.
During a virtual event where Biden was speaking with House Democrats, he went off-script at the end by inviting questions leading to the hasty pulling of the plug on the “leader” of the free world.
BIDEN: "I'm happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do…"
*White House feed cut* pic.twitter.com/y5BHhgXWOB
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 3, 2021
The White House raised eyebrows on Wednesday when it suddenly cut the feed of a virtual event after President Biden said he was “happy to take questions” from Democratic lawmakers.
Accompanied by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and the House Democratic Caucus, Biden addressed lawmakers on the topics of COVID relief and the ongoing vaccine rollout. He closed his remarks by calling on Democrats to help “restore faith” in government.
He then appeared ready to take questions.
“I’d be happy to take questions if that’s what I’m supposed to do, Nance,” Biden told the speaker. “Whatever you want me to do.”
The feed ended seconds later, after a brief pause from the president.
The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Perhaps Biden’s handlers were wary of exposing him to questions after he referred to the Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi for “Neanderthal thinking” when they defied him by loosening COVID restrictions.
In his first 42 days in office, Biden has yet to hold a press conference, setting a 100-year record that has even his biggest supporters like CNN’s Jake Tapper being forced to admit that such a thing was highly unusual.
.@Kevinliptakcnn notes that an analysis of the past 100 years shows President Biden’s 15 most recent predecessors all held a formal solo press conference within 33 days of taking office. Biden has not and it’s day 42.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 3, 2021
As Biden’s Potemkin village presidency drags on, Republicans are pointing out the unprecedented nature of the POTUS being kept away from the people.
It’s been 42 days and Joe Biden still refuses to hold a press conference.
Why is he so afraid of answering questions?
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 3, 2021
Why is Joe Biden hiding from the American people? https://t.co/QQiyjfgx8K
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) March 3, 2021
Not only has Biden not held a formal press conference but he hasn’t given the traditional State Of The Union address and when pressed on why not, his team dodges the question:
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 1, 2021
The prospect of an “emperor has no clothes” moment if Biden melts down during the nationally televised SOTU clearly has his handlers worried but the longer that he refrains, it becomes increasingly difficult for even the pro-Democrat media to avoid asking serious questions.
The hiding of Biden is consistent with his campaign last year, the majority of which was spent securely in his Delaware basement but now that he’s in the White House, it becomes more peculiar by the day.