Who controls Joe Biden, asks Trump in rally after POTUS' repeated 'I'll get into trouble' comments
President Joe Biden is often mocked by his critics and accused of lacking the physical and mental ability to run the country. Former President Donald Trump added fuel to this on Saturday, July 3, claiming there is someone controlling his successor.
Speaking at the Save America rally in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday, Trump took a jab at Biden's (according to Trump) "radical left movement." "The mission for us all here tonight is to preserve the legacy of July 4, 1776, and to defend our liberty from the radical left movement that seeks to cancel this date, demolish our heritage, and destroy our beloved nation," he told his supporters.
Biden signed an executive order to abolish the 1776 Commission on his first day as president. The Trump administration had formed the commission to "enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States in 1776 and to strive to form a more perfect Union." "In just five months the Biden administration has launched an all-out assault on everything we cherish and we value," Trump continued. "Under Joe Biden and the left — I don't know if it's Joe, to be honest with you, it's somebody."
"Does anybody know who it is?" he asked his cheering fans. "It's somebody."
"Does anybody know who it is?"— Newsmax (@newsmax) July 4, 2021
Donald Trump wants to know who's controlling President Biden. pic.twitter.com/04RiUvgdFI
Questions have bee raised after the president suggested he would "get in trouble" with his staff for answering extra press questions. Biden visited a cherry farm near Antrim County on Saturday, July 3, accompanied by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and a couple of other Democrats. The President was holding notecards as he shuffled through the orchard, before telling Whitmer and others he “doesn’t want to get in trouble.”
Pres. Biden ... Michigan ... cherries pic.twitter.com/Zk80T3eUEN— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) July 3, 2021
During a G7 press conference last month, Biden spoke about the event that was held in the United Kingdom. At the end of his remarks, he offered to take questions. After responding to a question on his plans for meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, he turned to a Bloomberg reporter for his second question. "I'm sorry, I'm going to get in trouble with staff if I don't do this the right way," he said, before calling on Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg. "I’m supposed to talk — recognize you first."
After fielding some questions from Reuters, NBC News, and The Wall Street Journal, Biden reiterated that he was "going to get in trouble with my staff" as more questions were hurled at him. He then turned back to the press, saying, "Yeah, go ahead. But I can pretend that I didn't answer you."
When choosing a reporter to ask him questions, Biden says he's "going to get in trouble with staff" if he doesn't do it the "right way." pic.twitter.com/WKweLrdXXJ— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 13, 2021
That was not all. The president also grabbed headlines for mixing up Syria and Libya during the press conference. "I'm hopeful that we can find an accommodation where we can save the lives of people in — for example, in — in Libya," the president said, referring to the north African country for the third time instead of Syria. When asked about the confusion, the White House brushed it off saying he was referring to Syria indeed.
This was reminiscent of Biden telling reporters that “I’m not supposed to be answering all these questions” following White House meetings on the Covid vaccine and infrastructure plan in May.
It's worth noting that Biden's comments have led his critics to accuse him of being senile and being controlled by handlers. Fox News star Sean Hannity has nicknamed the POTUS as 'Sippy Cup,' saying he needs to be treated like a child.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has previously admitted that her team frequently urged the 78-year-old commander-in-chief to refrain from engaging too much with the media. "He takes questions nearly every day he's out from the press," she said on a podcast in May. "That is not something we recommend. In fact, a lot of times, we say, 'Don't take questions.' But he's going to do what he wants to do because he's the president of the United States."