If things don’t work out as president, maybe Joe Biden could be more fondly remembered as making ASMR content on Twitch. He certainly has the rasp for it. Then again, none of this has anything close to a calming effect.
During a recent press conference, while calling on pre-screened and selected reporters, Joe Biden did something he hasn’t before. No, he didn’t forget which woman in the room was his wife or confuse the word “poor” with “black” – all things we’ve seen before. On this particular episode of the Joe Show, Biden, for some reason, widened his gaze, hunched his back, and whispered to reporters.
In regard to covid relief…
“I got them $1.9 trillion in relief so far. They’re going to be getting checks in the mail that are consequential this week for child care.”
“I’m not going to negotiate with the press when I’m negotiating privately with my colleagues. And these are very tough decisions. I don’t in any way dismiss what Senator Murphy says about the environment. I don’t dismiss it at all”
“I wrote the bill on the environment. Why would I not be for it?”
Why he took the posture of a cat ready to pounce and spoke softly into a device made to amplify sound is strange, to say the least. Arm-chair psychologists on social media have defended the bizarre body language and tone as a tactic meant to draw emphasis to his points; one of those points being that companies should raise employee wages to heights that make them more appealing than collecting unemployment – thus raising the costs of products and unemployment along with it. And while we all have done this at one point or another, the odd display was met with more worry than not.
These sweet nothings in the ears of America come just days after Biden made the embarrassing assertion that patriots would require nukes and fighter jets to fight the government – even though the media and Washington D.C. have been screaming bloody murder about January 6th and about how “democracy” was nearly destroyed by a large group of people that were mostly unarmed.
Despite the disruptions to supply shipments and the rising difficulty to procure certain products in recent months, there has been no shortage of gaffs at the White House this year, and there should be no expectation of a shortage in the near future.