December 13 – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and US President Joe Biden held a joint press conference yesterday after a meeting in the Oval Office, where the two talked about Ukraine’s future.
Talking to the press capped off Zelenskyy’s visit to the US and Washington, DC, yesterday.
Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “I actually watched some of that. A lot of the foreign press were there. So a lot of these reporters would get up and a lot of them were from foreign countries and they would ask these double questions. There would be a question to Biden and a question to Zelenskyy all packaged as one and there was this incident where Biden seemed very irritated by it. Then after he expressed his frustration, he just stood there and laughed. It was just very odd. I’m not sure what Zelenskyy thought about. I’m sure he thought it was odd, as well. But again, it’s so rare that he does these press conferences, and even this little incident that we’re discussing, I think it’s why his handlers keep that bubble around him. He rarely does a sit down interview or a press conference because they’re fearful of the sorts of things we’re talking about. Now, he didn’t make any huge gaffes. There’s no reporting about big missteps, but yet every time there’s one of these conferences, it seems like something comes out of it like this, that we’re talking about.”
Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “It’s disgraceful. It’s despicable and he’ll be remembered in my heart of hearts and many people as the absolute worst president in the history of this country. You can say everything you want about it. You could put more signs up about Joe Biden, but this guy is just an absolute disgrace and now laughing at the press and chuckling yesterday.”
Biden did say it had been 65 years since the October 7 Hamas attacks in Israel, not 65 days.
Barkdoll said, “That was another thing that came up. Yes, that’s a gaffe. He’s going to say well, of course I just mis-spoke, but every time he does a press conference, these kinds of things happen. That’s why I don’t think they let him do them.”
Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM noted, “He was confused a couple of times. And at one point he didn’t know whether the question should be for him or for Zelenskyy. It was ridiculous. Also he almost never answered the question that was asked and doing the double question thing was an easy way and convenient way to do that unfortunately, too. So no idea of what victory looks like, from either one of these guys. We hear that they’re losing. Honestly, we hear I guess there was a leak from the Pentagon that they even are admitting that they’re losing. So this idea that we’re going to keep pouring money into this, and already talks about over 100 billion next year compared to the 60 billion here. And there is no end in sight. It’s funny we hear all the cries for a ceasefire when it comes to Hamas, Palestine and Israelis. Where’s the cries for a ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia? There are people dying and there are civilians dying in this bloodlust of a war that’s going on, and I’m not exonerating Russia by any means. Of course, Biden couldn’t help but try to say that somehow the Republicans are on the side of Russia. A by a poll that shows more than half the country doesn’t think we should keep pouring money into this ongoing, no end in sight war.”
Barkdoll wondered, “What does victory look like? This question came up repeatedly yesterday, and no one’s able to define what it is. There was also a declassified US intelligence report yesterday about casualties. It’s estimated now that there have been over 315,000 Russian troops that have been killed or injured. That’s over 90 percent of the whole Russian Army. They’ve not released numbers on Ukrainians, but undoubtedly, that would also be into the six figures. This report is also pointing out that Russia is now having to release prisoners and recruit other people that would otherwise not have been eligible for military service to keep this thing going. By most reports, it does look like Russia has gained the upper hand in this conflict, but there’s just no end in sight. What is all this money and new artillery going towards? What does victory look like? Why aren’t we hearing about negotiations? Where are the diplomats or the UN officials trying to get these people at the table to figure out how to end?”
Ryan insisted, “Senility has its consequences.”