Dem Strategist: Biden Press Conference ‘Terrible’

An advisor for former President Bill Clinton said that the press conference held by President Joe Biden Thursday following the special counsel report that highlighted his alleged failing memory was “terrible.” Paul Begala said that the result was a major political liability for the Democratic Party leading to 2024.

Begala said during a CNN segment that he “slept like a baby” following the press conference, joking that he “woke up every two hours crying and wet the bed.”

“This is terrible for Democrats, and anybody with a functioning brain knows that,” he said.

Begala said that Biden should not have held the press conference and instead should have attacked former President Donald Trump.

“You know, Joe Biden gave the strategy in 2012. I remember he was vice president, and he said, ‘Don’t compare us to the Almighty, compare us to the alternative.’ So everything with Biden has to be not ‘I’m great,’ but ‘the other guy’s really damaging, dangerous, a threat.’” he said.

Begala said that the 2024 campaign would be “really rough,” and “ugly” and “unpleasant.” The former advisor compared the current Trump-Biden matchup to the 1992 Louisiana gubernatorial race between former Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Edwards had previously been convicted of public corruption but won in a very contentious race against Duke.

Following the report of special counsel Robert Hur regarding Biden’s retention of sensitive documents, Biden held a press conference to defend his mental faculties.

Hur’s report indicated that Biden had a failing memory, including failing to remember when he was vice president and when his son Beau Biden died.

During the president’s press conference, Biden said that his memory was fine and that he was the best person to lead the country.

The press conference saw Biden confuse Taiwan and Mexico. He also appeared to struggle with his words and denied allegations that his memory is failing, including knowing when his son died.

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