Is Joe Biden's first press conference a failure? Internet wants to invoke 25th Amendment over no clear answers
There were complaints for weeks about the fact that President Joe Biden is yet to hold a press conference. He held one on Thursday, March 25 and there were enough complaints about all aspects of the event. On the 64th day of his administration, following a long, tenuous wait, Biden took questions from the press for the first time about the coronavirus pandemic, immigration, gun control and other issues. Throughout the conference, he was referring to 'cheat sheets' as he also appeared to lose his train of thought. A lot of what transpired in the press conference is not sitting well with social media users who are calling him out for rambling and not providing any clear answers to certain questions, some are even seeking to invoke the 25th Amendment.
During the first formal news conference, the president announced, among many other things, a new goal of administering 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine within his first 100 days in office. He also commented on the ongoing border crisis.
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While at first the president seemed prepared, it wasn’t until he started answering questions from reporters that he started to unravel. In a series of photos published by New York Post, one can see Biden holding multiple sheets throughout his 62-minute-long conference. These include details about certain reports and the outlets they represented, which helped him take questions from only a select few from the 25 present there. In his first press conference, Biden fielded ten questions.
Biden appeared to lose his train of thought with his sentences allegedly ending in mumbling reports 7News. Candace Owens took this opportunity to take a potshot at Biden with her tweet in all caps 'THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS DEMENTIA'. In another instance he appeared to respond to a reporter's question on the border crisis with a detailed response but then ended with “And the other thing we’re doing, I might add,” he said, before cutting himself off. “Am I giving you too long of an answer? Because if you don’t want the detail …” “I don’t know how much detail you want about immigration,” he said. “Maybe I’ll stop there.” Conservative strategist Alex Bruesewitz wrote, "Now we all know why Joe Biden hasn’t been doing any press conferences. This is so hard to watch. Back to the basement you go, Joe!"
People who have worked with Biden have mentioned his temper that sometimes flares when he’s challenged, along with a 'penchant for long-windedness'. His critics say, both were on display at the press conference.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS DEMENTIA.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 25, 2021
Now we all know why Joe Biden hasn’t been doing any press conferences.— Alex Bruesewitz (@alexbruesewitz) March 25, 2021
This is so hard to watch.
Back to the basement you go, Joe!
Why social media is unhappy?
People on social media are so unhappy with Biden's performance at the conference that they are seeking to invoke the 25th Amendment. "If Donald Trump or George W. Bush performed that badly in a press conference, Nancy Pelosi would already be calling for the 25th Amendment to be invoked," a user tweeted. Another Trump supporter said along similar lines, "If a Trump presser was this bad, every news outlet and Democrat would already be relentlessly tweeting about the 25th Amendment. #bidenpressconference."
"Well phucktard just set the stage for invoking the 25th Amendment. Who would have thought that within his first 100 days?" a user commented about Biden's performance.
If Donald Trump or George W. Bush performed that badly in a press conference, Nancy Pelosi would already be calling for the 25th Amendment to be invoked.— 1781™ 🇺🇸 (@July041776) March 25, 2021
If a Trump presser was this bad, every news outlet and Democrat would already be relentlessly tweeting about the 25th Amendment. #bidenpressconference— Samuel Culper 722, also on GAB @politiwars (@politiwars) March 25, 2021
Well phucktard just set the stage for invoking the 25th Amendment. Who would have thought that within his first 100 days? 🙋🏻♂️🙋🙋🏻♂️. 🙄🙄— Dr. Wayne Seuss (@Gottabfishin) March 25, 2021
Brigitte Gabriel had uploaded a compilation of some of Biden's slip-ups and more, swearing that it is an unedited video. To which one user replied, "Like I’ve said for awhile. They’ll 25th amendment this dude. Soon. Their plan all along." And just like that, many users believe that it is actually a matter of time that the amendment is invoked. "The key takeaway from this is that it is only a matter of time until the 25th amendment will be invoked," another user said along similar lines. Another user tweeting the video said, "Jesus... What a Buffon! God Help Us All!!! Exactly at what point do the GOP and DEM pull the plug and use the 25th amendment?"
Like I’ve said for awhile. They’ll 25th amendment this dude. Soon. Their plan all along.— RMax_3Gun (@RMax_3Gun) March 25, 2021
The key takeaway from this is that it is only a matter of time until the 25th amendment will be invoked— Scott Smith (@ScottSm15715166) March 25, 2021
Jesus... What a Buffon! God Help Us All!!!— Chillix (@Chillix5) March 25, 2021
Exactly at what point do the GOP and DEM pull the plug and use the 25th amendment? https://t.co/b5vj76Sqqn
The 25th Amendment
According to Cornell Law School, “The Twenty-fifth Amendment was an effort to resolve some of the continuing issues revolving about the office of the President; that is, what happens upon the death, removal, or resignation of the President and what is the course to follow if for some reason the President becomes disabled to such a degree that he cannot fulfill his responsibilities.”
The third section of the 25th amendment sets the formal process of determining the capacity of the president to discharge the powers and duties of the office. In case the president is unable to declare his/ her incompetence, the fourth section of the amendment requires the vice president and the cabinet to ascertain this together. If they do so, then the vice president immediately assumes the position of acting president.
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