President Joe Biden ignored Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy on Thursday when confronted about his promise that if Democrats took control of the Senate, stimulus checks would be going out right away.
“Mr. President, whatever happened to your promise from seven weeks ago that if Democrats flip the Senate, checks were going out the door?” Doocy asked.
Biden was speaking at an event marking 50 million vaccine doses administered in 37 days, and upon the completion of his remarks the 78-year-old president walked away from the lectern almost as if he was wandering off.
He immediately raised his hand as if to shake the hands of others, although no one was standing anywhere near Biden. Never mind that the gesture is pretty much verboten amid the pandemic.
Even worse, he walked away from the lectern and began engaging with the officials behind him without putting his mask on — Vice President Kamala Harris, who was also present, seemed to remind the doddering old fool that he left his mask behind.
Democrat President Joe Biden refuses to answer Fox News reporter Peter Doocy’s question about his campaign promise that if Democrats won the Senate then $2,000 stimulus checks would “go out the door immediately.”
It’s been 7 weeks and Biden has failed to follow through. pic.twitter.com/Z7OUhJZOSJ
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 25, 2021
“My mask!” Biden said, as he dutifully retreated to the lectern to retrieve it. “My mask. My mask.”
Ironically, during the speech he just gave, Biden said: “For God’s sake, wear a mask!”
The president promised the American people earlier this year they would receive $2,000 checks immediately if Democrats won the Senate — the promise coming after Congress approved $600 stimulus checks.
“Their election will put an end to the block in Washington on that $2,000 stimulus check – that money will go out the door immediately to help people who are in real trouble,” Biden said in early January.
Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package is expected to include $1,400 checks, although the measure has yet to be passed by Congress. The administration claims these checks will complete the promise, when added to the $600 checks.
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
And still no stimulus checks
— Aja Smith (@AjaforCongress) February 26, 2021
So….I’m getting tired of hearing the person’s voice at all of these pressers saying “Lets go guys.” “Time to go guys.” Who is she and why in NO ONE calling her out? Everyone realizes this would NEVER have been acceptable if DJT had pulled this stuff. So much for transparency.
— Andy Brown (@AshworthBrown) February 26, 2021
Oh yeah we have such a strong leader now
— Jim Bonito (@35dixon23smith) February 26, 2021
LOLOLOL Friggin guy looks like hes walking dead already
— David Sanford (@Davey64) February 26, 2021
He has no clue where he is
— JessRock (@JessRock19) February 26, 2021
One word description: Frail.
— Wags (@40runner1) February 25, 2021
@Acosta would tweet out “the president just refused to answer my question” if it was Trump
— TaDDow (@taddow77) February 25, 2021
Corn Pop never has an answer and his handlers just rush him out.
— Bianca Orta (@biquimorales62) February 25, 2021
Did she say “buh bye”? pic.twitter.com/cvvsi8q9HK
— No Left Turn 🇺🇸 (@NoLeftTurn1) February 25, 2021
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