Former White House doctor turned United States Representative Ronny Jackson (R-TX) called out President Joe Biden’s press conference performance in a Thursday tweet.
The North Texas representative was referencing Biden’s first press conference since taking office where he made several questionable comments and appeared confused at several points.
“This ‘Press Brief’ was EMBARRASSING!” the Texas Republican tweeted. “Not only for Biden, but for the liberal press corps as well.
“He struggled to make it through, despite the fact that he followed a strict order of reporters to call on and was reading what appeared to be prepared answers from the podium.”
Jackson also addressed the overt hypocrisy in the way the media treated Biden versus how they treated former President Donald Trump for the four years before Biden was inaugurated two months ago.
“Could you imagine what the press would have done if Donald Trump had pulled something like this?” Jackson tweeted. “Helps when the ‘press’ are your biggest fans! Shameful and Embarrassing!!”
Despite the 78-year-old president making verbal stumbles, appearing to cut himself off, and at one point seemed to get confused and walk away from his podium and toward the media, as The Washington Examiner reported, journalists and political commentators were more than forgiving.
The Examiner reported that members of the media referenced Biden’s appearance as “refreshing,” “normal,” and “outstanding.”
CNN analyst Bakari Sellers went so far as to call the press conference “wild,” saying that the media doesn’t have to “track the sheer volume of lies.”
It doesn’t take a wild imagination to consider what would have been the result if Trump had wandered around the stage, had a cheat sheet for journalists’ names, or said that he had been in office four times as long as his actual tenure. Clearly what’s good for the Republican is not good for the Democrat.