President Joe Biden spoke to a half-empty auditorium in Ohio on Wednesday for a CNN town hall where he leered over and flirted with a newlywed bride and incoherently rambled on about “a man on the moon” and “aliens” in connection to getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Don Lemon was the host and ironically referred to the president as “the big guy” at the town hall. Biden stammered through most of the event and had a problem finishing sentences once again.
The third question during the town hall came from a newlywed couple who asked about getting vaccinations in their community and it quickly turned awkward.
Christian Oliver addressed the president, “Well, so my wife Stephanie and I are newlyweds as of this past Saturday.” Biden at that point eyed the man’s wife and told him, “I’d brag if I were you, too. As they say, when they look at me and my wife, you married up, kid.”
Oliver then asked after the exchange, “Thank you. We required all of our guests and vendors to be vaccinated to ensure safety. We are African-American, and in many of our communities, people are against the vaccine. A reason that stood out the most in regards to our guests is that they don’t see the vaccine as being as safe as the CDC puts it out to be. How are you working towards convincing those in these communities that the vaccine is safe?”
Third question came from a Democrat newlywed who works in the insurance industry, who made the mistake of bringing his wife along as Biden then promptly checked her out and gave that creepy smile.
They asked about vaccine hesitancy in the Black community. #BidenTownHall pic.twitter.com/NxggibT4gz
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 22, 2021
Biden’s answer started off being a word salad and didn’t get any better.
“It’s really an important question, because in the African-American community, there’s less of an uptake of the vaccination. Number one, there’s a reason for that. You know, you go back just to — even World War II, African-Americans were used as experimental — they were almost like guinea pigs in terms of — they were — anyway, it — and your mom and dad remember that and your grandparents remember that. And so there’s a reason for people to think that, ‘I don’t know, I’m not sure I trust. I’m not sure I trust this.’ Plus a lot of disinformation on top of it,” the president said.
He never really answered Oliver. He did ramble on about community leaders, those who have low income, and getting his foot-soldiers into the community to vaccinate people. Then he incoherently spoke about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and athletes. Biden then shifted to talking about black clergy supporting him and opening their churches up as vaccination centers.
CNN host Don Lemon stepped in at that point.
“But even with my own family, I was just able to get with them. I haven’t seen my mom in a year and a half, except for two weeks ago. I hadn’t seen my family for two years since the last time they visited me two summers ago,” he said. “But even within my own family, here I am on television every night, there is ambivalence, there’s misinformation, and there’s also mistrust in the system. How do you fix that?”
In non-sequitur fashion, Biden answered that people had to have more faith and trust in the government. Then it just got bizarre.
“Think of the people, if your kid wanted to find out whether or not there were — there’s a man on the moon or whatever, you know, something, or, you know, whether those aliens are here or not, you know, who are the people they talk to beyond the kids who love talking about it? They go to people they respect. They say, what do you think? And so they should be asking other people, the people — everything from their teachers to their ministers, to their priests, to people that they trust,” Biden responded.
Joe Biden rambles: "Whether or not there's a man on the moon" pic.twitter.com/ljNkOXn91N
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 22, 2021
The president also pushed his “pandemic of the unvaccinated” narrative. It has become a rallying call for the left.
“Well, the virus — look, it’s real simple. We have a pandemic for those who haven’t gotten a vaccination. It’s that basic, that simple. Ten thousand people have recently died; 9,950 of them, thereabouts, are people who hadn’t been vaccinated,” Biden claimed.
The lack of attendance at the event was stunning. Everyone was seated in the front seats and CNN tried to make the auditorium appear fuller than it was. It is not clear whether the low attendance was due to the pandemic or not.
CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratapas told The New York Post, “This was a typical audience size for a CNN town hall.” She did not clarify why the crowd size was so small.
Most popular president ever! Joe Biden’s CNN Town Hall is missing something really important https://t.co/3aW47wxIJ0
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) July 22, 2021
It should be noted that local GOP leaders were not impressed and called the staged appearance a “flop,” a “staged political event,” and a “propaganda piece for the left.”
(Video Credit: WCPO 9)
Protesters show up outside a union-backed electrical training facility that Biden toured after rolling into Cincinnati.
What protestors have to say to @POTUS. They are here to have their voices heard on the issue of oil pipeline expansion from Canada to the United States. @FOX19 pic.twitter.com/OcS71xqTae
— Kody Fisher (@KodyFisherTV) July 21, 2021
He also got hammered by pro-life advocates and Trump supporters. Protests occurred on both sides of the street.
Protestors are on both sides of the street outside of Mount Saint Joseph. They’re having their voices heard on multiple issues. Some are pro President Trump, some are pro life, and some are pro environment. @FOX19 pic.twitter.com/d4hGvyVJaS
— Kody Fisher (@KodyFisherTV) July 22, 2021
Biden was roasted on social media for the town hall dumpster fire:
You’re witnessing Joe Biden’s last town hall.
They won’t do this again. 😂
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) July 22, 2021
They're not hiding their intentions. Joe Biden says he wants to ban handguns — not merely AR-15s like their previous dishonest talking points suggested. Watch Biden stumble through this town hall answer. pic.twitter.com/DI3CDTN1wL
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) July 22, 2021
Biden’s Town Hall looks like it’s going well:
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 22, 2021
CNN viewers every time Biden speaks a coherent sentence at the town hall👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/lXmIihSzwV
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) July 22, 2021
Biden’s @CNN town hall proves ONE THING……
He is NOT the one running the White House!
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) July 22, 2021
Every Don Lemon viewer attended the Biden Town Hall pic.twitter.com/x1v3DP6JWY
— PG Howie (@pghowie3) July 22, 2021
The first ten minutes of the Biden Town Hall was incredibly boring. Not just boring.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) July 22, 2021
I can't take this town hall seriously enough to write any in-depth articles on it. Sorry, folks. It's the same old thing. Biden acts like a dementia case, talks nonsense, news at 11.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) July 22, 2021
Just peeked in to Biden’s town hall and it’s a stuttery dribbling mess, as expected.
— Jemma (@Donadeedooda) July 22, 2021
Holy sh*t I just tuned into Biden’s CNN Town Hall. He’s literally making zero sense.
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) July 22, 2021
If Biden held a town hall in an ant colony, there’d be plenty of empty seats. Not even the ants would come!
— Jim Longo (@JimLongo63) July 20, 2021
Biden, at a CNN town hall, is asked by a college student about inflation (!) and quickly starts talking about rental car fleets (!!)
— Jim Tankersley (@jimtankersley) July 22, 2021
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