For those who paid attention to President Biden's attempt at giving a speech on Friday, you may have noticed that the 79-year-old president has gone full Ron Burgandy - reading literally whatever is on the teleprompter, including "end of quote" and "repeat the line" - which were obviously cues for Biden's 'inside voice' and not to be read.
In case you missed Biden's incredibly incoherent speech just now, here's a quick 21 second recap. pic.twitter.com/GlF0srePda— Kyle Martinsen (@KyleMartinsen_) July 8, 2022
The flubs led to mass ridicule over Biden's senior moments...
Whoever controls the teleprompter is the real President! pic.twitter.com/1rcqmwLe9S— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 8, 2022
Enter Emilie Simons, Biden's assistant press secretary (and former Adam Schiff comms director) - who straight-up lies, claiming Biden ackshually said: "let me repeat the line."
No. He said, "let me repeat that line."— Emilie Simons (@EmilieSimons46) July 8, 2022
Which earned Simons a nice ratio...
And then she doubled down...
Self retweeting the ratio is a whole new level of misuse of the internet pic.twitter.com/JlqpB7zVFh— Matt (@MRickG_) July 8, 2022
In response, digital strategist Greg Price slows down the clip to emphasize her lie.
Oh wow you were Adam Schiff's comms director before this?!?! You literally get paid to lie for a living.— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 8, 2022
Is the Russian collusion still hiding in plain sight?
The White House also repeated Simons' lie!
White House transcript of Biden remarks is now incorrectly aligned with what this WH assistant press secretary falsely claimed on Twitter, despite the video showing Biden clearly stating “End of quote. Repeat the line.” & *not* “Let me repeat the line.”https://t.co/fJrzgfdbEy https://t.co/GX3zftIEtB pic.twitter.com/snrRHnHRIr— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) July 8, 2022
The White House is falsifying an official Biden speech transcript to try to win a Twitter fight.— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) July 8, 2022
Even if he did say "let me repeat that line" (which he didn't), he did not go on to repeat the line.— jujubea (@jujubea10) July 8, 2022
Stay classy, America pic.twitter.com/AO9wWEiMoL— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) July 8, 2022
Remember when the media tried to gaslight us into believing Biden was totally, completely, absolutely supposed to say “end of quote” out loud? https://t.co/EDr6FCFXGz— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) July 8, 2022
Great job making this go even more viral, Emilie...
Then there was this gem:
Joe Biden claims that the assassination of Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe is "is the first use of a weapon to murder someone in in Japan." pic.twitter.com/YOHWTv90K0— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 8, 2022
Meanwhile, today's press briefing was a hot mess:
JUST NOW: Fight erupts between WH Staff and Reporter at the White House Press Briefing— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 8, 2022
Jean-Pierre: "Sir you're being rude"
Reporter: "I'm gonna stand up here and ask my questions" pic.twitter.com/cKlDgEHIQc
Update: Ratio intensifies...