Biden stumbles, bumbles questions on ‘competence,’ then hints that Putin will invade Ukraine

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“Why do you suppose such large segments of the American electorate have come to harbor such profound concerns about your cognitive fitness?” NewsMax reporter James Rosen asked President Joe Biden during a press conference today.

“I have no idea,” Biden answered.

In a rambling and incoherent press conference, only the second during the year of his presidency, Biden was asked again about his competency, “From the messy rollout of 5-G this week to the Afghanistan withdrawal, to testing on Covid, what have you done to restore Americans’ faith in the competence of government? And are you satisfied by the view of the competence of your government?”

Biden answered: Look, let’s speak to Afghanistan. I know you would like to focus on that, which is legitimate. We were spending $1 trillion a week … I mean $1 billion a week in Afghanistan for 20 years. Raise your hand if you think anyone was going to be able to unify Afghanistan under one single government? It’s been a graveyard of empires for a solid reason — it is not susceptible to unity, number one. So the question was, do I continue to spend that much money per week in the state of Afghanistan knowing the the idea that being able to succeed other than sending more body bags home is highly, highly unusual.”

“My dad used to have an expression. He’d say, son, if everything is equally important, nothing is important to you. There is no way to get out of Afghanistan after 20 years easily. Not possible. No matter when you did it. I make no apologies for what I did. I have a great concern for the women and men who were blown up on the line at the airport by a terrorist attack against them. But the military will acknowledge and I think you will know lot about foreign policy, the that had I not pulled those troops out — we would be asked to put somewhere between 20,000 to 50,000 more troops back in because the only reason more Americans weren’t being killed and others is because the last president signed an agreement to get out by May 1. And so everything was copacetic. Had we not — copacetic. We would be putting a lot more forces in. Now do I feel badly what’s happening to — as a consequence of the incompetence of the Taliban? Yes, I do.”

But, he said, he also feels badly about what is happening in the Eastern Congo, and a whole range of things around the world, “that we can’t solve every problem, and so I don’t view that as a competence issue.”

He also said the 5-G rollout was not a competence issue. “I don’t view that as somehow a mark of incompetence.”

He doesn’t see his Covid policy as incompetent, either.

“Look, think what we did on Covid, when we were pushing on Astrazeneca to provide more vaccines. Well, guess what, they didn’t have the machinery to be able to do it, so I physically went to Michigan, stood there in a factory with the head of Astrazeneca and said, ‘We’ll provide the machinery for you. This is what we’ll do. We’ll help you do it so you can produce this vaccine more rapidly.’ I think that’s pretty hands-on stuff.

“I think you have to look at things the way we used to look at it on balance. What is the trajectory of the country? Is it moving in the right direction now? I don’t know how we can say it’s not. I understand the overwhelming frustration, fear, and concern with regard to inflation and Covid. I get it. But the idea, if I gold you when we started — I tell you what I’ll do in the first year, create six million jobs, I’m going to get unemployment down to 3.9%, I’m going to generate and name it all, you’d look at me like I’m nuts. Maybe I’m wrong.”

Reporter Peter Doocy asked Biden why he is trying so hard to pull the country so far to the left.

“I’m not,” Biden responded.

Biden also said Russia President Vladimir Putin will probably invade Ukraine, and doesn’t think the United States or Europe can do anything about it.

“Do I think he’ll test the West, test the United States and NATO, as significantly as he can? Yes, I think he will,” Biden said. “But I think he will pay a serious, and dear price for it that he doesn’t think now will cost him what it’s going to cost him. And I think he will regret having done it.”

When the reporter asked to clarify if an invasion is likely, Biden answered, “My guess is he will move in. He has to do something. I probably shouldn’t go any further. But I think it will hurt him badly.” He suggested Putin might be able to get away with “a minor incursion.”

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  1. Wow. So he doesn’t acknowledge that we had the wherewithal to pull out of Afghanistan in a more orderly fashion while NOT leaving people and equipment behind?

    And voicing that he doesn’t think we can stop Russia from invading is just telling them and China that they might as well go ahead and invade where they want.

  2. “Copacetic”? Is that actually a real word?
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    As for the rest of his rambling nonsense, I can only presume that his dirty man-diaper was distracting him again. Of course, Biden is exceedingly and easily distracted, but that is only to be expected from those in the mid-to-late stages of Alzheimer’s.

    • Yes, copacetic means “in excellent order” or “very satisfactory” according ot Oxford and Webster’s…. maybe your dictionary is missing it?

  3. The Biden administration is a total train wreck…..it would have been far better for him to continue to look like a fool than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.!! He has led us to a position of being weak and unable to defend not only ourselves but other freedom loving nations of the world…we must find someway of turning this ship of state around soon before it becomes to late…

  4. the incompetence of the Taliban? So if you lose it’s because of your opponents incompetence? Interesting. So by extension Trump lost because of Biden’s incompetence. New kind of spin there.

  5. Hahaha this guy is awesome, nothing is his fault. It’s amazing how good he’s doing. Good job 80 million.

  6. Putin holds no fear of biden/Harris. It’s go go go go, Before those Americans wake up. Putin has been waiting a long time to make this advance.

  7. What else would we expect from an illegitimate president who was ushered into office by a Democrat controlled fraudulent election? A person in political office for 50 years. A tremendous liar. A plagerist. A cheater. A person with pedophile tendencies and a creep around women. A person with advanced dementia. A father who’s son is a drug addict, a criminal and a thief. A person occupying the White House who let’s a gaggle of old hens run the show and the country. A Democrat!

  8. Interesting to note that some of the liberal Media journalists were not hesitant to ask some good questions. Not all, mind you. But some. I sense that his anger and hostile responses are not serving Biden well. He would do well to remember the adage that says you “cannot win a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel”.
    His cognitive deficits were clearly on display. The long awkward pauses and disjointed sentences were painful to watch. Our worldwide competitors and enemies are probably thinking that our Leader is a buffoon.

  9. I think we can all admit that we took this “anyone can grow up to be President” thing just a bit too far.

  10. Where’s my covfefe? I expected to hear about wind turbine cancer, and maybe something about the Chinese invented climate change. I was very disappointed.

  11. Reporter Peter Doocy asked Biden why he is trying so hard to pull the country so far to the left.

    “I’m not,” Biden responded.
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    Speechless. Nothing more can be said. He truly believes we’re idiots.
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    Then again, he also believes this is the strongest economy in history.

  12. One has to ask….better to execute 25th amendment giving the seat to Harris and potentially polesi in the seat or shoulder through the next three years….
    You can bet the dems are calculating this now. Reckon the media already has the narrative written.
    That taxpayer funded wall around biden’s seaside residence was not to keep people out but to keep folks in….

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