Vaxxy Joe Biden’s meeting with Vladimir Putin was mostly secret. There was no audio, but there were a few small clips of their sit down that were shown. At one point, Biden was seen checking his note cards.
Biden brought his flashcards into his meeting with Putin. pic.twitter.com/vrAUrpdmaX
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 16, 2021
During the solo press conference that Biden did after the meeting (the shared press conference was canceled), Biden referred to Putin as “President Trump.”
President Biden just confused President Trump with Vladimir Putin after meeting with Putin for nearly FOUR hours. pic.twitter.com/tiTloHrebX
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) June 16, 2021
There was a short lucid period there that the usual suspects are passing around, where he did the “it’s our values to force you to do things because our values is that we’re an idea” bit.
Biden: "I told President Putin my agenda is not against Russia or anyone else. It's for the American people … I also told him that no President of the United States could keep faith with the American people if they did not speak out to defend our democratic values." pic.twitter.com/6HcGnYV78w
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 16, 2021
Also during that press conference – after attacking Putin for allegedly “not having a free press,” Biden explained that he would only be taking questions from reporters he was told to call on. (This didn’t even seem like a slip up – it seems like he was told to just say that part out loud now, to make it look like the other times he said it, it was on purpose.)
BIDEN: "I'll take your questions and as usual, folks, they gave me a list of the people I'm going to call on" pic.twitter.com/RdAks1RIdp
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 16, 2021
But you know what was truly epic? When he put his aviator sunglasses on at the end of that press conference.
— Brad Beauregard Jr 🇺🇸 (@BradBeauregardJ) June 16, 2021
The most viral clip going around is from after the press conference. Biden is seen yelling at a CNN reporter, Kaitlan Collins. It made it clear why in the press conference setting, the old man only takes questions from reporters he’s told to call on.
Pres. Biden had a heated exchange with CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins over his thought that Putin could change his behavior. Biden later apologized for ‘being such a wise guy’ pic.twitter.com/vnDDtyFjTn
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 17, 2021
Biden later apologized for “being such a wise guy.”
Kaitlan Collins says Biden apologizing for the way he handled her question is "completely unnecessary" pic.twitter.com/StQ8LZLz3z
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 16, 2021
Biden then told reporters that he was not going to negotiate with them.
Biden tells reporters after they push him for details on negotiations with Putin: "It makes no sense for me to negotiate with you. It makes no sense for me to tell you what I'm about to do. Not because I want to hide anything from you. Why would I tell you about that?" pic.twitter.com/x4ahALUN25
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 16, 2021
One of the journalists there outside the plane suggested Biden stop rambling and get on the plane, but he did not. It would have been better if he had. I’m not sure where Doctor Jill was.
Biden was then recorded being filmed arriving at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where he did a really good job of walking down the plane stairs. He remembered to salute the marine and everything.
JUST IN: President Biden arrives at Joint Base Andrew after his summit with Russia’s President Putin in Geneva.
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) June 17, 2021
All in all, this whole thing was about as big of a disaster as could possibly ever exist.
In the last week:
Biden shows up 3 hours late to a news event and answers 5 questions from pre-selected friendly reporters and struggles
Putin sits down for a 90-minute NBC News interview where he is grilled and he plays mind games with the reporter, running circles around him
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 16, 2021
Biden is a complete mess, and it will be hard now for journalists to continue to cover up that fact.
It is likely that at this point, the media itself is going to start to shift into calling for Biden to step down and do the handover to Kamala Harris.
Immediately after the disaster, the media was trying to spin it as a win.
“Mark today as the day President Biden turned the page on four years of chaos and humiliation for the United States under former President Trump. A high stakes and high-profile summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin…”- @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/k4Yg6ZtQ8m
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) June 16, 2021
But I doubt that will be the narrative going forward. It’s just too silly. And I think everyone is getting nervous that the old man is getting caught slipping every other minute he’s on video.