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Biden’s Cushy Press Over? CNN Correspondent Says ‘Never Seen’ Aides ‘Scream’ at President to Stop Talking

‘I’ve never seen a president so protected by his aides’

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The mainstream media and press hated former President Trump, but they now may be realizing just how nice it was to have a President that actually spoke to them. Even left-wing liberal media outlet CNN has expressed disappointment in the Biden administration’s relationship with the press.

On Wednesday, CNN’s chief national affairs correspondent Jeff Zeleny expressed “I have never seen a president, covering the last four of them, who was so protected by his aides in terms of often not wanting him to answer some questions.”

Zeleny’s comments came after Biden’s much-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying Biden wanted to set his own narrative after the meeting when addressing with the press, stating “we have seen President Biden do that pretty well.” However, he added, “what we have not seen him do is answer questions like that without his aides screaming at him to stop.”

That being said, we can’t entirely blame his aides for stopping the President from getting in his own way. When Biden does answer questions, it too gets him in trouble. On the same day, Biden angrily responded to CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins’ question; prompting him to later apologize to the press for being a “wise guy.”

The Daily Mail reports:

Biden said on Wednesday that he warned Putin that Russian cyberattacks on ‘critical’ U.S. infrastructure would draw a serious American response – and told his counterpart just how harmful a cyber attack might be on an oil pipeline that is the lifeline of the Russian economy.

Biden threatened retaliation and made his explicit comment publicly – even as he denied making any kind of a ‘threat’ in his meetings with the Russian president – as they discussed ransomware attacks that shut down the Colonial pipeline and has other U.S. and multinational businesses on edge.

His cyber saber-rattling came during a contentious press conference where he also shouted at a CNN reporter who yelled out a question asking why he was so confident the Russian strongman would change his behavior, given his denials and his history.
‘I’m not confident I’ll change his behavior. What do you do all the time?’ he said.
Biden walked up to the reporter, with his suit jacket off on an unusually hot day, and accused her of not knowing her business – gesticulating while holding his Ray-Ban sunglasses.

‘When did I say I was confident? I said … What I said was – let’s get it straight,’ Biden said.

‘I said what will change their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts to them and it diminishes their standing in the world.

‘I’m not confident of anything. I’m just stating the facts.’

Minutes after the tense exchange, Biden sought to clean up the incident, speaking with traveling reporters under the wing of Air Force One.

‘I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy with the last answer I gave,’ Biden said.

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  1. Blue Boomerang

    June 18, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Biden is a dementia-ridden ‘grumpy old man’ with no filter between his mouth and his brain. He’s an ill tempered and senile old fool that should be in a nursing home, not the Oval Office. He’s an international embarrassment. His handlers know that he’s simply out of control no matter how they attempt to script and stage his pressers.

  2. WILLIAM FLYNN

    June 18, 2021 at 9:27 am

    The Village Idiot of ALL Village Idiots !

  3. Clinton M. Walz

    June 18, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    These so called “Handlers” KNOWINGLY allowed a SIGNIFICANTLY mentally impaired individual to run for President. They openly knew this fact when he was chosen by the Democrats in April 2020 and because of it; hid him in a basement for 6 months. Whether it was a “plan” to GET him chosen so they could “puppeteer” him is irrelevant; he needs to be removed along with his VP and the people directly responsible for hiding him in a basement need to be indicted for sedition; i.e., non-war time TREASON.

  4. Carolyn Jones

    June 29, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Clinton, William, and “Blue”, I love your opinions. You all said PERFECTLY the right comments!!! Why, I couldn’t have commented better myself! If you have read any of my comments, yes, I am a firebrand. I worship at the altar of PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump, as some of you know. We true citizens of this marvelous country have GOT to all rise up and DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR COUNTRY! Biden’s cohorts who are running the show, Susan Rice; the “squad”; Pelosi, Shumer, and other liars, e.g., Adam Schiff (oops! I almost wrote something else for perverse Schiff)! Can you believe Biden’s weird actions, stumblings on plane steps,comments and whisperings??? Another thing: have you ever seen such evil, professional liars in your lives? They have vilified the REAL president Donald Trump for over 4 years. It is only because of his personal strength that he bore so many accusations, name-calling, impeachments(!!!), and slander, yet he made our country a utopia. I often compare him to our Savior, Jesus Christ, who suffered all the hate and name-calling Himself and suffered on the cross to save us from sin. I am still praying to Him to save us, but you know, there’s a line that goes, “God helps those who help themselves”. I would be a part of anything that rids our country of the vermin in Washington that only wants us to become Marxists. I will NEVER succumb to those traitors!

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Trump Will Not Return To Twitter Despite Elon Musk Acquisition

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On Monday, former President Donald Trump said that he is not going to return to Twitter, which he was permanently banned from last year, after Twitter’s board of directors unanimously approved the sale of the company to Elon Musk.

Trump told Fox News that he is “not going on Twitter” and that he is instead going to be busy on his new social media platform, Truth Social.

“I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH,” Trump told Fox News. “We’re taking in millions of people, and what we’re finding is that the response on TRUTH is much better than being on Twitter. Twitter has bots and fake accounts, and we are doing everything we can.”

“The bottom line is, no, I am not going back to Twitter,” Trump concluded.

As Fox News explained, “Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat following the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot. Twitter deemed a number of his tweets connected to the violent protests as inflammatory and warned of ‘the risk of further incitement of violence.’”

On Monday, Twitter’s board of directors unanimously agreed to be acquired by Elon Musk for $54.20 per share, or approximately $44 billion.

“The two sides worked through the night to hash out a deal that would be valued at $54.20 a share, or $44 billion,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “Twitter had been expected to rebuff the offer, which Mr. Musk made April 14 without saying how he would pay for it, and put in place a so-called poison pill to block him from increasing his stake. But after [Musk] disclosed that he has $46.5 billion in financing and the stock market swooned, Twitter changed its posture and opened the door to negotiations.”

In a press release, Musk highlighted the importance of free speech and Twitter’s role as a “digital town square.”

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”

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Chinese-Owned TikTok Censored War against Ukraine for Russians Only, Created ‘Alternate Universe’

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China is publicly siding with Russia politically in its inhumane invasion of Ukraine, but when it comes to technology, things are a bit more convoluted. Last month TikTok seemingly joined other big tech companies siding with Ukraine over Russia in the war by suspending uploads and live streams from Russia.

TikTok said it made the move, along with others, to “protect Russia users from the country’s new laws criminalizing criticism of its military” , reports The Washington Post. However, the Chinese-owned social media app “also walled off Russian users from seeing any posts at all from outside the country, including from Ukraine.”

Thus, a censored, ‘alternate universe’ was created for tens of millions of Russians who were unable to see and learn of the critical posts and atrocities the Kremlin was creating outside the Russian TikTok bubble.

Giulia Giorgi, a researcher at Tracking Exposed shared with The Washington Post that “in just one month, TikTok went from being considered a serious threat to Putin’s national support for the war to becoming another possible conduit for state propaganda.”

Tracking exposed has been studying the platform’s policies and actions in Russia since February when the invasion of Ukraine began. “Our findings show clearly how TikTok’s actions influenced that trajectory” Giorgi said of the escalation of state propaganda.

Giorgi shared information with The Washington Post “that videos bearing pro-war hashtags such as ‘for us’ and ‘Putin top’ continued to proliferate on TikTok in Russia for weeks after the block, while previously popular antiwar hashtags all but vanished from the platform.”

Tracking Exposed’s co-director added “our findings unequivocally show that TikTok is not being transparent about its actions in Russia” said Marc Faddoul.

The Washington Post reports:

Among the new findings is that TikTok appears to have belatedly closed a loophole in late March that Russian propagandists and creators alike had been exploiting to evade its ban on new video uploads from inside the country. Since March 26, according to Tracking Exposed and others, TikTok users who access the app from Russia cannot see any new content at all, with the app’s For You page limited to posts from inside Russia before that date. Yet thousands of pro-Putin posts that went up between March 6 and March 26, circumventing TikTok’s stated policies, remain available on the platform, uncontested by any outside or antiwar narratives.

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