Sean Hannity blasted Biden over the summit with Putin and asked why the president’s staff are stopping him from answering questions during a segment on Thursday night.
The Fox News host claimed Biden’s staff will only allow him to take questions from pre-selected reporters because ‘he’s not capable of giving a coherent answer’ and said the president ‘seems totally lost, dazed, and confused.’
Texas Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, who served as Donald Trump‘s White House physician, on Thursday night called for Biden, 78, to take a cognitive test to prove that he was capable of leading the country.
It comes after Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on Wednesday – a meeting Hannity branded a ‘trainwreck’ because Biden failed to eke out a single concession or agreement from Putin.
Sean Hannity blasted Biden over the summit with Putin and asked why the president’s staff are stopping him from answering questions during a segment on Thursday night
The Fox News commentator claimed Biden’s staff will only allow him to take questions from pre-selected reporters because ‘he’s not capable of giving a coherent answer’ (pictured, Biden holds a press conference after meeting Putin on Wednesday)
Biden extended his hand first. Putin accepted, and the two proceeded to shake hands and smile for the cameras. They ignored questions shouted by reporters covering the summit
Hannity claimed Biden’s aides prevented him from answering questions ‘because they hate cleaning up the mess that he makes.’
‘Why are they controlling him? ‘I’m going to get in trouble if I take another question. I can’t take another question.’ Why?’, Hannity asked.
‘Anyone with common sense knows what’s going on here. Joe Biden gets agitated at the drop of a hat, he gets cranky without his warm milky and his sippy cup’.
Biden ‘frequently forgets what he is saying midsentence. At times he seems totally lost, dazed, and confused.’
He added the U.S. needs a ‘capable leader not a mumbling, bumbling idiot’.
Biden and Putin held a one-on-one meeting, following by expanded talks including the U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and other senior staff.
Hannity slammed Biden for his performance at the meeting, saying he failed to get a single concession or agreement from Putin.
‘Putin basically gave Joe nothing, the United States nothing. He made not a single concession’, he said.
The pair did go as far as making a joint statement that said the two countries will conduct a dialogue on strategic stability issues and reaffirmed that ‘a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought’.
It comes after Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on Wednesday – a summit Hannity branded a ‘trainwreck’
President Joe Biden (L) and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) met for talks at the Villa La Grange in Geneva, accompanied by key aides
Hannity also slammed both leaders’ post-summit press conferences – held separately, in a break with tradition.
Putin, Hannity said, ‘mocked and trashed the U.S. at length’ in his solo remarks to the press.
Putin described Biden as ‘very different’ from Donald Trump and turned any questions on human rights violations in Russia into attacks on violence in America in the press conference.
‘President Biden is an experienced statesman. He is very different from President Trump,’ he said.
But, he turned many of the questions into criticism of the United States, including the high levels of gun violence in America.
‘You don’t have time to open your mouth and you’re shot dead,’ he said, referring to mass shootings in the United States.
‘Look at American streets. People are getting killed there,’ he said. ‘You can get a bullet in the neck.’
And, when asked about human rights violations in Russia, he argued in return the US had ‘secret CIA prisons.’
Vladimir Putin said there was no hostility in his meeting with Joe Biden in his nearly one hour press conference after their summit
Putin took questions from Russian state media and American news outlets
‘Sorry I was such a wise guy’: Biden apologizes after snapping at CNN reporter at Geneva press conference
President Joe Biden has apologized after he snapped at a reporter during a press conference in Geneva on Wednesday following his meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The apology came after Biden 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 previous denials and his history.
During the conference, Biden chewed out the press, and specifically CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins, shouting in the crowded auditorium: ‘I’m not confident I’ll change his behavior. What do you do all the time?’
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 intoned. ‘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.’
Seeking to clean up the incident minutes after the tense exchange, a now-smiling Biden addressed traveling reporters under the wing of Air Force One and said: ‘I owe my last questioner an apology. I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy with the last answer I gave.
‘Anyway, thanks for being here,’ he added.
Collins later said on air she was ‘just doing my job’ and that Biden didn’t need to apologize. She called it ‘completely unnecessary’ and said ‘he did not have to apologize, though I do appreciate that he did’.
The Russian leader also inspired several Bond villain comparisons after quoting Tolstoy while responding to a questions about growing trust and happiness between him and the U.S. president after their meeting.
The strongman said: ‘There is no happiness in life, only a mirage of it on the horizon, so cherish that.’
Hannity also blasted Biden, saying the president ‘gave a short, scripted speech’ and claimed the remarks were ‘probably written before the summit’.
He ‘took a handful of questions from, as always, preselected reporters, and then got very cranky and lashed out at reporters’, Hannity said.
Republicans have torn into President Biden’s performance at his press conference on Wednesday and criticized hearing more about his ‘favorite ice cream flavors’ than his inability to ask questions.
Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs told DailyMail.com: ‘The media has set such low standards for Biden that we hear more about his favorite ice cream flavors than the fact he is unable to coherently answer basic questions.’
Hannity also criticized the U.S. president for handing Putin a list of 16 key areas which Russia should not try to attack.
Terming the list a ‘roadmap’ to hurt the country, Hannity said ‘how dumb is it to give a hostile act, an evil guy like Vladimir Putin, 16 specific things, a roadmap that would cripple the USA? That’s pretty dumb.’
‘What would stop Putin from going after the other 14 sectors?’, Hannity went on. ‘All cyberattacks against America and Americans, Joe, that already should be off-limits.’
He also said the president had failed to rebuke Putin over recent cyberattacks on a U.S. pipeline and meat processing facility, pointedly telling Biden ‘you should have lectured him loudly.’
The Fox News host also lashed out at several media outlets for praising Biden’s performance at the summit.
‘They’re trying so hard to keep the Biden protection program going,’ he said.
‘Although, we’re starting to see cracks here and there. Even late night comics are starting to realise this guy’s not really with us is he.’
Hannity singled out the New York Times and Washington Post, reading headlines that praised Biden for his diplomacy.
He said the ‘fake news’ had continued on networks around the country, showing snippets from segments on MSNBC, CNN, and ABC to apparently prove his point, before claiming the shows made him want to throw up.
Biden answers questions from reporters at a press conference following a meeting with Putin on Wednesday