While Fox News has spent a considerable amount of time criticizing President Joe Biden‘s press conference on Thursday and parroting Donald Trump’s “Sleepy Joe” insult from the campaign, Geraldo Rivera surprised the hosts of Fox & Friends when he actually went to bat for the president.
Geraldo praises Biden’s ridiculous press conference
Despite his highly publicized support for Trump’s re-election, Rivera immediately swatted down insinuations that Biden is too old for the job and has dementia. In fact, Rivera thought Biden did a fine job silencing his critics.
“However, I must admit that he was not Joe Biden, the President of the United States, was not the pathetic senile incomprehensible old fool that some critics predicted he would be in an hour-long press conference,” Geraldo said. “I thought he did a substantively fine job, he answered most of the questions.”
What made Rivera’s remarks even more jarring is that Fox & Friends had just spent an entire hour blasting Biden’s speech and playing a montage of his gaffes and slip-ups, which host Steve Doocy called “kind of hard to watch at times.”
Defying his Fox News colleague is starting to become a trend for Rivera. Following the January 6 riot at the Capitol building, he has been a vocal critic of Trump and has even gone so far as to say that he deserved to be impeached. In a particularly pointed tweet, Rivera called Trump “an entitled frat boy” for failing to accept the election results. We’re guessing the two don’t have friendly phone calls anymore.
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 25, 2021
Another Fox News host turns on Trump
President Joe Biden had several awkward moments during his first press conference. A one point, Biden was asked if he was going to run for re-election in 2024, since former President Donald Trump had already indicated he would run again at this point of his presidency.
“My predecessor need do,” Biden muttered, “needed to,” with a laugh. “My predecessor. Oh God, I miss him,” he said sarcastically, before confirming his “plan” is to run.
When asked a followup, Biden said, “I’ve never been able to plan four and a half, three and a half years ahead for certain.”
Biden also said he wasn’t sure if there was going to be a Republican party in four years. He then attacked election integrity bills being considered in states like Georgia and Michigan.
“It’s sick,” he declared. “This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle,” Biden said, not elaborating on who exactly “Jim Eagle” is.
Joe Biden had a cheat sheet with the names and faces marked of which journalists to call on, and he knew EXACTLY what questions would be asked of him.
That was not a press conference—that was a play put on by bad faith actors in a pseudo-democracy. pic.twitter.com/ee56Xcg63M
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 26, 2021