President Joe Biden became visibly annoyed with reporters this week after the Commander-in-Chief was grilled for claiming Andrew Cuomo did a “helluva job” during his time as Governor of New York.
“Can I follow up on your comment about Governor Cuomo? Can you really say he’s done a ‘Helluva Job’ if he’s accused of sexually harassing women?” asked one reporter inside the White House’s East Room.
“Should he remain Governor is one question,” deflected Biden. “Women should be believed … That’s one thing. The question is: Did he do a good job on Infrastructure. That was the question. He did. I was asked a specific question!”
The journalist was referring to comments Biden made immediately after Cuomo announced his resignation.
“I respect the governor’s decision and I respect the decision he made,” Biden said at the White House shortly after Cuomo announced his impending resignation.
“I think the impact is all on Andrew Cuomo and his decision to make that judgment,” Biden added. “And I respect his decision.”
Reporter: "How would you assess [Andrew Cuomo's] 10 1/2 years as governor of the state?"
President Biden: "In terms of his personal behavior or what he's done as a governor?"
Reporter: "What he's done as a governor."
President Biden: "I thought he's done a helluva job." pic.twitter.com/dUOj1MpNNH
— The Hill (@thehill) August 10, 2021
“He’s done a hell of a job,” Biden concluded when asked about his career. “… That’s why it’s so sad.”
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60% of the POPULATION? Biden Says ‘200 Million People’ Have Died in the US from CoVID
Former Vice President Joe Biden continued to baffle millions of Americans Sunday when discussing the Coronavirus pandemic in the country; falsely asserting “200 million people” have died in the USA from CoVID-19.
“It’s estimated that 200 million people will die, probably by the time I finish this talk,” said Biden.
Joe Biden Claims Nearly Two-Thirds Of Entire Population Have Died From COVID-19 https://t.co/TY64tYs5Bg
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 21, 2020
Joe Biden: “It’s estimated that 200 million people will die, probably by the time I finish this talk.”
That’s nearly 2/3 of the U.S. population. pic.twitter.com/lp23K11K3o
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) September 20, 2020
Nearly one million people have died from CoVID-19 around the world since the outbreak began earlier this year; including 200,000 in the United States.
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AXELROD ON BIDEN: ‘He Either Can Cut It, Or He Can’t’
Democratic strategist David Axelrod weighed-in Thursday on Joe Biden’s potentially reduced campaign schedule; saying “this is bad advice” and claiming the former Vice President can “either cut it or he can’t.”
“This is bad advice. You can’t cloister the candidate and win. He either can cut it or he can’t, and the only way he can prove he can is to be an active and vigorous candidate. He’s running for president of the United States, for God’s sake!” posted Axelrod on social media.
This is bad advice. You can’t cloister the candidate and win.
He either can cut it or he can’t, and the only way he can prove he can is to be an active and vigorous candidate.
He’s running for president of the United States, for God’s sake!https://t.co/SCZmqVYapF
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 15, 2019
Allies and political insiders close to Joe Biden are reportedly telling the former Vice President to scale back his campaign stops and speaking events; hoping the reduced schedule will minimize future speaking gaffes.
“Allies to Joe Biden have been floating the idea of altering the former vice president’s schedule in an effort to reduce the gaffes he has made in recent days,” reports The Hill. “The allies, growing increasingly nervous about Biden’s verbal flubs, have said it’s an approach that’s been suggested to campaign officials on the heels of the former vice president’s stumbles.”
“He needs to be a strong force on the campaign trail, but he also has to pace himself,” said one insider.
“I think you’ll see the same schedule and maybe even more Joe Biden,” one ally said. “Everyone wants to see Joe Biden be Joe Biden. If he’s held back in any way, that’s almost the antithesis of who he is.”
“I think it’s the wrong approach,” they added.
“Joe Biden has spoken his mind his entire life, which voters know and love about him,” said Biden’s deputy campaign manager. “He’s a real person, he’s authentic, and that will never change. He’s going to keep taking on Trump and making the case to voters about the stakes we face in this election, regardless of how the press chooses to cover him.”
President Trump routinely refers to Biden as “sleepy Joe.”