When President Trump called Biden “Sleepy Joe,” was he saying that Joe is sleepy or that Joe will make YOU sleepy?
Based on last night’s speech, the answer couldn’t be clearer: “Both.”
Biden delivered a speech from his Teleprompter to a joint session of Congress.
During Biden’s speech, the TV cameras caught Senator Ted Cruz falling asleep in his seat.
It appeared like Cruz was trying to stay awake, but the speech clearly made him sleepy and drousy.
Here is the exact moment when it happened:
Ted Cruz literally falling asleep in Biden speech
He is all of us pic.twitter.com/18Lpo8EDPp
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 29, 2021
And Ted Cruz didn’t attempt to back away from the moment.
Most politicians would have tried to “spin” the situation.
But Cruz dug in.
In an official statement, Cruz called Biden’s speech:
Boring, but radical.
Those three words nail it for most conservatives.
Here’s a copy of Cruz’s statement:
Ted Cruz's reaction to Biden's speech is the sharpest rebuke I've seen from a Republican so far… pic.twitter.com/wizflBUdkz
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) April 29, 2021
Of course, the media is trying to use the moment to criticize both Ted Cruz and the Republican party at large.
But could this be because they are trying to avoid covering the actual radical content of Biden’s speech and Biden’s proposals?
The New York Post confirmed that Cruz fell asleep:
It’s Ted Cruzzz.
Sen. Ted Cruz admitted fighting to stay awake during President Biden’s speech to Congress — blaming the commander-in-chief for being deliberately “boring.”
The Texas Republican was caught on camera Wednesday with his heavy-looking eyes closed during one section of Biden’s speech, struggling to open them, and then swiftly sealing them shut again.
Cruz was quickly ripped online for his tired performance, with former “Star Trek” actor George Takei dubbing him “Sleepy Ted Cruz!” in a riff on former President Donald Trump’s favorite nickname for Biden.
“Looks like Ted’s eyes are hooked up to his state’s power grid,” Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” tweeted, referring to the blackouts in the Lone Star State during historic winter storms earlier this year.
Numerous memes also popped up suggesting Cruz was dreaming of Cancun, the Mexican resort he flew to with his wife and kids while millions of Texans were without power.
Ted “Snooze” appeared to concede that he did catch a few z’s by retweeting C-Span footage of his siesta along with someone saying, “Ted Cruz literally falling asleep in Biden speech. He is all of us.”
He also on Thursday retweeted a story about him getting “roasted” for his nap, which he blamed on Biden being “boring, but radical.”
“True that,” he wrote.
Cruz made the “boring, but radical” claim in an interview with Fox News, alleging Biden “by design” used “calm and dulcet tones” to make it too hard to focus on his message.
“I challenge you to remember a single line from the speech,” he told the network.
Say what you want about President Trump, but he knew how to command a crowd, command a stage, command attention.
Isn’t that what we should want in a Commander in Chief?
Alternate headline: "Ted Cruz Delivers the Unofficial Republican Response to Biden Address"
He nailed it, actually. https://t.co/aa3De7LCvh
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) April 29, 2021
— MRCTV (@mrctv) April 28, 2021
Based on the ratings (11.8 million for Biden compared to 47 million for Trump), it’s clear that the audience also fell asleep.
Local Fox 8 News confirms that Cruz indeed appeared to nod off:
President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress on Wednesday in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol.
Just about all eyes were on the president who addressed a variety of topics during his address, including the American Rescue Plan, COVID-19 vaccination distribution, stimulus checks, food, and rental assistance and more.
While Biden’s speech was interrupted by standing ovations and loud applause throughout the entirety of the address, Sen. Ted Cruz was a little less enthusiastic.
Sen. Cruz, R-Texas, was caught sleeping during Biden’s address.
Video footage shows the senator sleeping then briefly opening his eyes, before dosing off again.
This while Biden briefly addressed the migrant crisis at the border.
Sen. Cruz retweeted some comments on Twitter about sleeping, calling the president “boring.”
While Republicans may have found Biden’s speech boring, the movement to fight back is just beginning to wake up.
Trump is bringing back his signature MAGA rallies.
The audit in Maricopa is expected to yield groundbreaking results.
And conservatives around the nation are rallying around Trump’s America First agenda.