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President Joe Biden has a history of having a temper when it comes to questions he does not want to answer.
The most recent incident happened near the White House when a reporter asked him why more Democrats were not campaigning with him.
“John Fetterman’s gonna appear with you today in Pennsylvania, but there haven’t been that many candidates campaigning with you,” the reporter said.
“That’s not true. There have been 15. Count, kid, count,” he said as he grabbed the reporter.
Reporter: “John Fetterman’s gonna appear with you today in Pennsylvania, but there haven’t been that many candidates campaigning with you”
Biden: “That’s not true. There have been 15. Count, kid, count.” pic.twitter.com/44CKLUr2cp
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 20, 2022
There are hundreds of Democrats campaigning nationwide but the president is bragging about 15 people campaigning with him.
He was asked a similar question by another reporter and not even the official White House transcript knows what the president said as it has “inaudible” in the transcript.
“Sir, why don’t more candidates want to be seen in public with you, like Mr. Fetterman?“ the reporter said.
“They’re — they’re — what are you talking about?” the president said.
“Tim Ryan in Ohio says he doesn’t want you there. Warnock said he wouldn’t say. Do you think they’re making a mistake?” the reporter said.
“No. There have been 16 that have already (inaudible), and a lot more have asked — another 20 or so. So I’m going to be doing it,” the president said.
What language is this? pic.twitter.com/KyOxUuBxm7
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) October 20, 2022
Biden just got another round of bad news as November’s crucial midterm elections are just weeks away. Biden’s approval rating has tanked and a huge majority of voters also want to ditch the president.
“Overwhelming majorities of Americans are disappointed with the state of the country and want Republicans and Democrats to leave Donald Trump and President Joe Biden behind, according to a Monday poll. Overall, 70% of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. with respect to their rights and freedoms. Meanwhile, 70% also say they hope Trump does not run for office in 2024, and another 70% majority says the same for Biden,” Fox News reported.
“Within their parties, 57% of Republicans want Trump to run again, while 52% of Democrats want Biden to run. The Monday poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research surveyed 1,121 adults over landlines and cellphones from October 6-10. Of those surveyed, 961 said they were registered voters. The poll has a margin of error of 4%. Vice President Kamala Harris continues to have a lower approval rating than Biden in the AP poll, sitting at 38%. The poll had Biden at 46%,” the report added.
Below are some of the topline findings from the AP-NORC poll:
–Some 46% of people now call their personal financial situation poor, up from 37% in March, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That’s a notable downturn at a particularly inopportune moment for Biden, given that the share of Americans who felt positive about their finances had stayed rock steady over the last few years — even during the economic turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic.
–Overall, 54% say their finances are good in the latest survey. That figure was at least 62% through the global recession caused by the pandemic in 2020, and even in late 2021 and early 2022 as prices began to rise across the country.
–Forty-three percent say they approve of how Biden is handling his job as president, while 25% say the country is headed in the right direction. Biden’s approval rating had dropped as low as 36% in a July AP-NORC poll, and the percentage saying the country is headed in the right direction dropped as low as 14% in June.
–The drop in financial well-being was especially acute among Americans in households making less than $50,000 a year, just 33% of whom now call their personal finances good compared with 50% in March. Sixty-one percent of those in a household making between $50,000 and $100,000 call their personal finances good, as do 75% of those making more than that — both down only slightly since earlier in the year.
–In the latest poll, 23% call the national economy good. That’s similar to the percentage in June but down slightly from 29% in September, when views of the national economy had shown signs of improvement. The drop since September came primarily among Democrats, from 46% then to 35% now.
–But the economy has proved a challenge — with gasoline costs becoming a renewed source of financial pressure. The average price at the pump was $3.92 a gallon on Wednesday, up roughly 5.5% from a month ago, according to AAA. Support for Biden had picked up after a 99-day drop in gas prices from a June high that ended in September.
–Only 36% say they approve and 63% disapprove. But Americans aren’t heaping all the blame for inflation at Biden’s feet: 55% say higher-than-usual prices are mostly because of factors outside Biden’s control, while 44% say that’s happening mostly because of Biden’s policies.