Day 6 of the Biden-Harris regime found the President in high spirits after getting off the phone with Putin, deigning to crack a joke at Peter Doocy of Fox News instead of taking questions from the press.
Details of Putin Call Are A Laughing Matter, Apparently.
Who said former TV star and repeat SNL host Donald J. Trump was the most entertaining U.S. president of all time? When Fox correspondent Peter Doocy asked President Joe Biden what was discussed on his call with Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin, Biden was all jokes.
“You. He sends his best,” the president quipped.
The official readout on whitehouse.gov provides a summary of the call, for anyone interested in what the leader of the free world and Putin talk about instead of the dad jokes Joe Biden makes.
Contrast Biden’s chuckle at Doocy with his Inauguration Day remarks to staff—when he definitely WAS NOT joking:
“I’m not joking when I say this: If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot. On the spot. No if, ands, or buts.”
Throwback: The wild story Biden told The New Yorker about meeting Putin in 2011:
“I said, ‘Mr. Prime Minister, I’m looking into your eyes, and I don’t think you have a soul,’” Biden told the magazine. “He looked back at me, and he smiled, and he said, ‘We understand one another.’”
Executive Action Count: 37+
Biden has issued at least 37 executive actions, including executive orders and memoranda, in the first week of his presidency—far eclipsing any past president.
Biden signed as many orders in two days as Trump did in nearly two months.
As his predecessor, former president Barack Obama, liked to say: “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone.” Biden is heartily enjoying both.
It’s worth remembering what Joe Biden said about executive orders just last October:
When asked to provide an update on protective status for Venezuelans in the United States—one of Trump’s last acts in office—Psaki replied by reading a generic statement on the United States’ position toward Venezuela.
“While the overriding goal of the United States is to support a peaceful democratic transition in Venezuela through free and fair elections, he has long been clear — the President, that is — that his administration’s approach to Venezuela will focus on addressing the humanitarian situation, providing support to the Venezuelan people, and reinvigorating multilateral diplomacy to press for a democratic outcome and pursue individuals involved in corruption, human rights abuses, and pursue individuals involved with that.
I don’t have anything more for you on the status of temporary protected status.”
Meanwhile: There was a full minute and a half of stumbling in Tuesday’s press conference alone.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 26, 2021