The President of the United States is supposed to be the most powerful man in the world.
At least a real President should be.
He should be the highest in the chain of command, not someone who takes orders, but rather the one who gives them.
But apparently, the person living in our White House right now, the one who supposedly has the nuclear codes, isn’t even allowed to make his own decision on whom to call on during a press conference.
Watch as Biden tells the reporters in the room who has been “instructed” to call on first.
Joe Biden says that he "was instructed to call on" specific reporters for questions.
Who is calling the shots here? pic.twitter.com/K24AH81g1L
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 26, 2021
Here’s what happened according to Fox News:
President Biden raised eyebrows on Thursday as he began taking questions from reporters for the first time since the Kabul terror attacks.
Hours after two suicide bombings outside the airport that left at least 13 U.S. servicemen dead, Biden broke his silence and offered a somber message to the nation amid the military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
While it has become normalized for the president to rely on a list of pre-selected reporters, he made a rather stunning admission in the process.
“Ladies and gentlemen, they gave me a list here. The first person I was instructed to call on was Kelly O’Donnell from NBC,” Biden kicked off the press conference.
… However, the press conference was overshadowed by the “instructed” remark, which became a viral moment.
“What is going on?” BlazeTV host Jason Whitlock reacted.
“Who the hell is in charge here?” Washington Examiner commentator Tiana Lowe asked.
“Amazing. And everyone goes along with this,” The Spectator contributor Stephen Miller wrote, adding, “He is not in charge.”
“He said instructed. Jesus Christ,” Washington Examiner Magazine managing editor Jay Caruso tweeted.
“Biden just said ‘I was instructed to call on’ this reporter! Who instructed him to call on the reporter? Who’s really in charge? Are you kidding me?” Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., exclaimed.
"The first person I was instructed to call on…"@JoeBiden is taking orders — from someone — on whom to select in the press pool.
Who's calling the shots for bigger decisions?
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) August 26, 2021
This was in fact what happened. Joe Biden was just “instructed” to call on NBC and Reuters https://t.co/GVrXUxKTEr
— Aaron J. Carpenter🇺🇸 (@aaronjcarpenter) August 26, 2021
It’s like a lightbulb suddenly went on in these reporters’ minds.
Joe Biden is not the man in charge.
We have a propped-up frontman who doesn’t know what’s going on half the time and can’t even pretend to be in charge.
Meanwhile, our servicemen are being killed in a botched evacuation.
And our own country gets more and more unsafe with the Taliban and ISIS K growing in power unchecked.
Someone, please send Joe Biden a note and “instruct” him to step down.