Peter Doocy often makes a spectacle of himself during the daily White House press briefing. The Fox News reporter often needles Jen Psaki with annoying gotcha questions. Psaki regularly goes viral with her takedowns of the ridiculous queries.
At one point, Rudy Giuliani was a wildly popular mayor who was seen as a future presidential contender. Things have changed a lot over the last 20 years or so.
The former New York City mayor is now a bit of a joke. From his 4 Seasons Total Landscaping press conference, to hair dye dripping down his face to an unexpected cameo in the latest Borat movie, Giuliani can’t stop embarrassing himself.
Joe Biden is routinely attacked on Fox News. Each night the network’s personalities talk about his son Hunter or his mental capacity and sometimes they even discuss his policies.
But unlike the previous president, Biden has a thick skin and is used to facing criticism. So when Jen Psaki was asked recently about people from the administration appearing on Fox, she noted that Biden needs to reach those people too.
Dr. Ronny Jackson began serving as the White House physician to Barack
Obama back in 2013. When Donald Trump took office in 2017, Jackson remained in the position.
The doctor first became known to the American public due to comments made about the condition of the clearly unhealthy Donald Trump. “He has incredibly good genes, and it’s just the way God made him,” Jackson said. “I told the President that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years he might live to be 200 years old.”
After months of Donald Trump supporters refusing to get vaccinated, Fox News finally started to push their viewers to get their shots. It was kind of a half-hearted effort though.
After Fox & Friends Steve Doocy made an impassioned plea for viewers to get inoculated, co-host Brian Kilmeade was sure to note that they weren’t doctors.
Now that Donald Trump is out of the White House, classic traditions are returning. While the 45th president was in office, many championship teams opted not to visit 1600 Penn because of his presence.
But teams are now returning to visit with Biden. Today, the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers met with the President. At one point during the celebration, quarterback Tom Brady took a shot at Trump.
When Joe Biden was running for office, he said that he would work to benefit all Americans whether they voted for him or not. He has already passed a stimulus package that helped millions of Republican families.
A White House official confirmed that pop star Olivia Rodrigo, who has dominated the pop music charts since the release of her debut album, Sour, in May 2021 and became a viral sensation with the release of “Drivers License,” will meet with President Joe Biden as part of a bid to help push young people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
In the run-up to the 2020 election, Donald Trump and his underlings were doing everything they could to keep him. The best the GOP could come up with was attempting to attack Biden’s son Hunter.
Hunter Biden worked as a lobbyist in Ukraine. And to hear the Republicans tell it, he was making billions of dollars doing so. Of course, none of these theories were ever verified or proven.
When he first took office, Joe Biden promised to make a good faith effort to work with Republicans. And that effort has been made on numerous occasions over Biden’s first few months in office.
Mitch McConnell, though, has often urged his senators against working with the president or supporting his legislation. This is the same kind of obstructionist behavior the senate minority leader was so fond of during Barack Obama‘s time in office.
The country is now 6 months past the insurrection on the Capitol inspired by the previous administration. And while Donald Trump is still telling anyone who’ll listen to him that he won the election, most other GOP lawmakers have moved on.
Last week, it was announced that the United States had added 850,000 new jobs. This was a continuation of a impressive job numbers since Joe Biden has taken over the White House. In his short term, over 3 million jobs have been added. Many experts believe that the economy will soon experience a boom.
Joe Biden has spent the vast majority of his adult life in the United States senate. He was first elected to office in 1973 when he was just 31 years old. And the only years since then that he didn’t spend working with other senators were the 4 years Donald Trump was president.
Again, we have to ask, where and in what shape would Americans and the U.S. economy be without the “radical socialist” agenda of the Biden administration?
Joe Biden and John McCain were famously good friends. Despite their political differences, the two men worked together in the United States senate for two decades.
The friendship between the two men led to McCain’s widow Cindy supporting Biden in his race against Donald Trump in the fall. And it was quite an important endorsement. In 2020, Biden became just the second Democrat to carry the state of Arizona since 1952.
McCain paid a political price for backing a Democrat. The Arizona GOP decided to censure her back in January along with Governor Doug Ducey and former Republican senator Jeff Flake.
But now, McCain will be getting something of a reward from Biden. On Wednesday, Biden nominated her to become the Ambassador to the UN Food Agency.
McCain responded to the announcement by saying in a statement, “I am honored to be selected by President Biden to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. The communities this group serves need our support and focus, and I look forward to meeting the challenges this role presents. I’m especially appreciative of the McCain Institute, its board, the team at the Institute and our partners at Arizona State University for their support and for preparing me for this position.”
On the whole, as a culture, we don’t speak much of the nation’s failure to extend democracy and civil rights to workers, tending to prioritize the rights of private property and capital
Joe Biden is now back in town after his first foreign trip. The president’s trip was markedly different than those of his predecessor. Unlike Donald Trump, who was seen as mostly a joke by foreign leaders, Biden was accepted and embraced.
And many of Biden’s initiatives so far have been popular with the American people. So Republicans have become over reliant on talking points and culture war issues. Jim Jordan attempted to use one of these talking points earlier today and was smacked down by Jen Psaki.
This morning, the Ohio congressman tweeted, “Average gas price: June 2020: $2.21 June 2021: $3.07 President Biden’s economy!”
Of course the gas prices were affected by the pandemic. Gas suppliers lowered prices last year in an effort to encourage people to take to the road. Now that most motorists are back, suppliers are trying to make up for the money they lost last year.
Psaki responded to Jordan, “You forgot to mention that gas prices are the same now as they were in June 2018. Or that this time last year unemployment was 11.1% — today it’s 5.8%.”
You forgot to mention that gas prices are the same now as they were in June 2018. Or that this time last year unemployment was 11.1% — today it’s 5.8%.@POTUS agrees families shouldn’t pay more at the pump – that’s why he’s opposed to GOP proposals to raise the gas tax. https://t.co/tc5cDXrbJR
Fox News has always been far right. But the network has taken an even more dramatic turn since the election of Joe Biden. Leading this charge is Tucker Carlson who recently claimed that the Trump insurrection this January was actually a false flag operation conducted by the FBI.
Newsmax likes to present itself as an alternative to Fox. And in order to compete, the channel has to be even more extreme than it’s massive competitor.
Eric Salcedo tried to do just this on Thursday afternoon when he claimed that states will soon be ‘rebelling’ against Joe Biden. The Newsmax host began:
“As socialist Democrats show their hatred for our Constitution, the rule of law, and our country, as they show their hatred for our people, an awakening is occurring. It’s an awakening that the Biden Press can’t hide. Despite the left-wing media’s best efforts, the American people — Blacks, Latinos, Whites, and Asians — they’re starting to connect their misery to the socialist Democrat policies that are causing that misery.”
Donald Trump functions in a very different way than most politicians. The 45th president was coddled throughout his entire life and it wasn’t very often that he faced consequences for his actions.
So Trump is having a very tough time coming to grips with the fact that he isn’t president anymore. In fact, he reportedly told friends that he expects to be put back in office once electoral fraud is proven.
It has to gall the former president to see Joe Biden meet with the same world leaders he’d been meeting with the last 4 years. In fact, Maggie Haberman says, Biden’s meeting with Putin was the moment Trump realized that he wasn’t president anymore.
The New York Times reporter made the comments to CNN‘s John Berman. She told the host:
“This is the event that underscored for people around Trump and the former president himself the fact that he’s not president anymore. This was the kind of event on the world stage, getting enormous attention, that he really enjoyed, that he saw as one of the trappings of the office that he thought spoke to a sense of power and strength… it was the real moment of, ‘Oh, someone else is president and not Donald Trump.'”
Thus far, Joe Biden has received high marks from the press for his recent foreign trip. On Wednesday, though, he did get into a testy exchange with CNN‘s Kaitlin Collins.
And the right-wing media has seized on that moment to allude to the entire trip as a disaster. This was the take Meghan McCain took during Thursday’s episode of The View.
The Conservative pundit told her fellow panelists:
“Just because Trump was so bad, it doesn’t absolve Biden’s bad behavior. What he just did was 100 percent Trumpy. I would just like a little intellectual consistency. If Trump had done that, we would be screaming at the top of our lungs one way or another. I just think that I have heard many people in this town, in D.C., talking that the press is getting sick of this. Of how censored he is, who he can and cannot talk to, and then spouting off to her in a way that I found not only unbecoming and ridiculous, but to do it in a foreign country, it was particularly bizarre.”
Goldberg shot back, “I don’t care that you don’t care,” and later said to McCain, “you can be how you always are!”
Following a commercial break, the ladies apologized to each other. Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of The View:
.@MeghanMcCain on Pres. Biden’s testy response to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins: “Just because Trump was so bad it doesn’t absolve Biden’s bad behavior. What he just did was 100% Trump-y”
“It’s the press’ job to speak truth to power.” pic.twitter.com/239nPjqcRn