By now, it is likely that you’ve heard all kinds of goodies about Biden’s blisteringly unimpressive performance overseas.
From rather inadequate commentary on China to apparently needing to take flashcards with him during meetings with world leaders (or the preapproved press), Biden perhaps bungled the most epically with respect to Putin.
Probably wasn’t the greatest idea in the world to openly assail Putin as a “killer” shortly after taking over the Oval Office with the assistance of the military, especially when that same individual may have a “killer” instinct for sensing when Biden would deliver a bumbling performance on a world stage.
As Biden has demonstrated, he fulfilled all expectations through a series of gob-smacking remarks (not to mention incomplete sentences) regarding his foreign adversary.
Just consider the exchange with reporter Jeff Zeleny below, who works at CNN of all places. Apparently, not even CNN can save Biden from himself on the world stage.
“In a weekend interview, Vladimir Putin laughed at the suggestion that you had called him a ‘killer.’ Is that still your belief, sir, that he is a killer?” [Source: The Daily Wire]
About as effective as cackling Kamala’s now-infamous “I haven’t been to Europe” retort to a reporter’s inquiry as to when she may deign to visit the border she’s irresponsibly in charge of.
In fact, Biden’s response may have been even worse, given that it took place on a rather grand global stage.
Not only did he initially respond with incomplete sentences, but he also did so while buckled over with laughter, leading more to one mental inquiry regarding the specifics of how he is really “handled” behind the scenes.
“To answer the first question — (laughs) — I’m laughing too. They actually — I —” [Source: The Daily Wire]
King of eloquence, right there.
Unfortunately for Biden, Zeleny was a bit more on the ball (to put it mildly), and he did not let Biden off easily. Instead, his reply to Biden’s non-reply was nearly immediate, and quite concise.
“So he is a killer?” [Source: The Daily Wire]
Predictably, Biden bungled yet again in an excessively long response that ironically said nothing.
“Well, look, I mean, he has made clear that — the answer is: I believe he has, in the past, essentially acknowledged that he was — there were certain things that he would do or did do. But look, when I was asked that question on air, I answered it honestly. But it’s not much of a — I don’t think it matters a whole lot, in terms of this next meeting we’re about to have.
Well then. Fragmentary speech from the presumed leader of the United States.
Speaking of scary, that was Trump’s exact response to Biden’s bungling behavior overseas, and he was quite generous when he remarked that Biden’s performance was “a little frightening.”
“A little frightening” is far too generous, though Trump was quite objective when detailing
“They’re stealing our country. He’s going into deals that are a disaster, costing us trillions of dollars, and we have to rebuild our own bridges and our own roads. He wants to rebuild the world.” [Source: The Washington Examiner]
Perhaps Biden knows this deep down, which is why he epically bungled again with yet another CNN reporter, Kaitlan Collins.
Collins, who dared to ask Biden why he felt such confidence that Putin would change his ways, apparently set off something inside Biden, given that he fiercely turned about and railed against her.
“I’m not confident he’ll change his behavior. What in the hell, what do you do all the time?
When did I say I was confident? Let’s get this straight. I said what will change their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts to them and diminishes their standing in the world. I’m not confident of anything. I’m just stating a fact.” [Source: Fox News]
Biden was also sure to point his finger in the air for emphasis, interrupting Collins all the while (what happened to respect for women?)
Collins then attempted to provide Biden with specific details that support her point, and she clearly sought some form of clarification.
“But given his past behavior has not changed, and in that press conference after sitting down with you for several hours, [Putin] denied any involvement in cyberattacks, he downplayed human rights abuses, he even refused to say [Russian dissident] Alexei Navalny’s name. So, how does that account to a constructive meeting?” [Source: Fox News]
Biden, however, was clearly in no mood for clarification, nor basic pleasantries, apparently, given his rather cold response to Collins.
“If you don’t understand that, you’re in the wrong business.” [Source: Fox News]
After this response, Biden stalked off.
Later on, after a barrage of criticism headed his way, Biden’s handlers apparently decided it would be a good idea for Biden to apologize, and Biden predictably apologized for being a “wise guy” to Collins.
A different term than “wise guy” comes to mind in this scenario …
Author: Jane Jones