Who Will Keep Biden In Check Now That He's Discovered "Sit-Down" Interviews?

By Tommy Wilson | Thursday, 11 April 2024 12:00 PM
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As the campaign season intensifies, President Joe Biden has been increasingly engaging in sit-down interviews.

While these interviews are conducted with reporters who are perceived to be sympathetic to his cause, it marks a shift from his previous reluctance to participate in such interactions.

Recently, President Biden appeared on Univision, a Spanish-language network, for an interview. The interview was filled with moments that raised eyebrows. Some observers speculated that the choice of a Spanish-speaking network was a strategic move, as the Spanish dubbing could potentially make the President sound more coherent.

In the interview, President Biden's speech, when translated into Spanish, seemed to portray him as a younger, more lucid version of himself. This version of Biden is the only one some voters will ever hear, leading to concerns about the potential for election interference.

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The President's speech and the extent to which Univision went to mask his perceived cognitive decline were striking. The interview was heavily edited, with abrupt cuts and transitions, which some critics argue were attempts to hide the President's rambling.

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One of the key quotes from the interview was President Biden's claim about teaching the Second Amendment in law school. He stated, "From the very beginning, I used to teach the Second Amendment in law school, from the very beginning there were limitations, you couldn't own a cannon, you couldn't, you could own a rifle or gun... But they weren't weapons of war."

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However, this statement has been contested. Critics argue that President Biden was not a professor who taught the Second Amendment in law school, but rather a figurehead professor who has no documented history of teaching any class. Furthermore, his claims about the limitations on gun ownership during the founding era of the United States, specifically the prohibition of cannon ownership and the assertion that rifles and guns of the time were not weapons of war, have been disputed.

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Despite these inaccuracies, the interviewer did not challenge the President's claims. Instead, he seemed to facilitate the propagation of these inaccuracies by interjecting the "weapons of war" trope into the conversation.

When asked about his legacy, President Biden stated, "I hope the legacy is that I kept my word that I said the reason I was running was to ... reduce the prospect of war because of Vietnam." Critics argue that this statement is far from the truth. They point to Biden's support for various conflicts during his time as a senator, including the wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Afghanistan. As president, he has overseen a Russian invasion of Europe and a war sparked by the worst attack on Jews since the Holocaust, among other global conflicts.

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President Biden also claimed that his legacy includes honesty, a statement that critics find ironic given the perceived inaccuracies in his statements during the interview.

The President also addressed the issue of economic growth, stating that while the benefits of economic growth may not yet be felt by all families, his administration has created 15 million jobs, more than any other president in the same time period. Critics argue that this figure is misleading, as most of the job growth came from the reopening of the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rest from an increase in government jobs and part-time employment due to the rising cost of living.

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President Biden also expressed his desire to unify the country, condemning the way people are denigrated in political discourse. Critics argue that this statement is hypocritical, as the President himself has been known to denigrate his political opponents.

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The interview also featured moments where the President seemed to struggle with his speech, forgetting words and phrases. Critics argue that these moments are indicative of the President's cognitive decline, a concern that has been raised multiple times during his presidency.

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