There have always been questions about President Joe Biden’s mental competency. However, the proof may now be in the way he said the quiet part out loud in the middle of a crisis.
During a news conference Thursday, Biden admitted he “was instructed to call on” a particular journalist, the Washington Examiner reported. This strongly suggests that someone other than the president is calling the shots while the media is being manipulated.
Biden to reporters: “They gave me a list here, the first person I was instructed to call on” pic.twitter.com/1AuaDO0QJy
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“Ladies and gentlemen, they gave me a list here,” Biden said before taking questions. “The first person I was instructed to call on was Kelly O’Donnell, NBC,” he said.
Biden was addressing the nation and the press after two explosions near the Kabul airport killed 13 American service members and wounded several others, according to NBC News. Reports also stated that 95 Afghans were killed and at least 100 others wounded in the blasts.
These deadly attacks occurred as American and foreign officials were scrambling to evacuate their citizens as well as Afghans who cooperated with U.S. in the war on terror waged in the country. The Taliban has quickly overtaken the nation and has refused to budge from the Aug. 31 withdrawal date originally set by the president.
Each decision Biden has made along the way has made the exit from the nation chaotic and dangerous. Throughout the whole ordeal, Biden continues to call the shots and invariably chooses the next worse thing each time.
However, now it’s apparent that someone — who Biden simply referred to as “they” — is telling him who to call on during a news conference. If Biden is not the one making the decisions about which questions to answer, perhaps it’s safe to assume other decisions are out of his hands.
It’s also possible that Biden’s handlers are manipulating and cherrypicking journalists for more favorable coverage of these events, though the establishment media has harshly criticized Biden for the mess he’s created in Afghanistan. Whatever the case, there is plenty of cause for concern when the leader of the free world takes questions based on a list that some nebulous cohort have handed him.