Colorado Rep. Buck tears up WaPo for marveling at Biden’s ‘normal’ week: ‘There is a crisis at the border’
Readers scoffed at the Washington Post for posting about President Biden’s “normal” week that ignored the ongoing southern border crisis and some of the president’s recent controversies, and made one brief mention of soaring gas prices in the United States.
“This was a case where the coronavirus, while still concerning, was not the all-consuming crisis it has been in for the past 15 months,” Washington Post’s Matt Viser wrote of Biden’s week. “As a conventional president, Biden released his federal budget proposal, visited small businesses, and prepared for his first international trip. Like a politician in normal times, he handed out hugs and handshakes.”
Viser called it “striking” that Biden has stopped talking about the coronavirus, acknowledging that the pandemic is not over, but keeping much of his rhetoric “upbeat – and much of his attention suddenly elsewhere.”
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Mark Bednar, spokesperson for GOP chief Kevin McCarthy, provided context for Biden’s week that was largely omitted from the Washington Post editorial staff.
“The demand has caused gasoline prices to rise to their highest level since 2014, according to AAA, prompting the White House to try to get ahead,” writes Viser, citing the secretary’s defense. White House press release Jen Psaki that Biden “knows gas prices are a pain point for Americans.” Average gasoline prices hit over $ 3 a gallon for the first time in seven years.
“Gasoline prices haven’t been this high since 2014, but glad he had ice cream,” Bednar tweeted, adding that the United States still faces a crisis on the US border. -Mexican, where thousands of migrants are still flocking and crushing border patrols. .
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Rep. Ken Buck, R-Co., A made a similar observation about media priorities.
“The Washington Post is like a clown car, just a bunch of idiots doing a show,” tweeted Newsbusters analyst Nicholas Fondacaro.
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The media devoted both online real estate and airtime to Biden munching on a chocolate and chocolate chip ice cream cone during his trip to Ohio last Thursday. MSNBC even aired a 3-minute segment on it, taking a deep dive into some of the President’s ice cream stops throughout his career.
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In addition to leaving Biden’s border crisis out of feature, several social media users noted that nowhere in WaPo’s report on Biden’s “normal” week did he mention his controversial comments to a girl from 10 years during a speech to military families. which prompted a revival of the Twitter trend, “Creepy Joe”.
“I love these barrettes in your hair,” Biden said. “Dude, I’ll tell you what, look at her. She looks like she’s 19 sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed.”
The president’s “normal week” also included new reports that his son Hunter Biden hosted a dinner party for his father with some of his foreign associates, apparently contradicting Biden’s claim that he “never” spoke with him. Hunter from its overseas business relationships, another development that received mostly crickets from the mainstream media.