White House Tears Into NY Post For Biden ‘Freeze’ Claim | EUROtoday

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White House spokesperson Andrew Bates accused the New York Post, amid different right-wing media, of “disrespecting” its readers by misrepresenting a video of President Joe Biden supposedly “freezing” at a Los Angeles fundraiser.

Conservative shops ran with a clip of Biden waving after which standing calmly for a second as he took within the applause at a gala headlined by George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Barbra Streisand on Saturday. Former President Barack Obama is seen briefly grabbing Biden’s hand and saying one thing to him with a smile. The two males then stroll off the stage, Obama’s hand on Biden’s shoulder.

The Post stated the incumbent “appeared to freeze up” and “had to be led offstage” by Obama.

Last week, conservative media broadcast an edited clip of Biden sitting down at a D-Day ceremony, claiming falsely that Biden was attempting to sit down in a nonexistent chair. The Post additionally revealed a narrative calling Biden the “Meander in Chief,” suggesting that he wandered away from a skydiving exhibition. In actuality, he was advancing towards a parachute rigger.

On Sunday, Bates denounced conservative shops for pushing the same narrative because the race between Biden and former President Donald Trump heats up, with their first debate slightly greater than every week away.

“Fresh off being fact checked by at least 6 mainstream outlets for lying about @POTUS with cheap fakes, Rupert Murdoch’s sad little super pac, the New York Post, is back to disrespecting it’s readers & itself once again,” Bates wrote on X, the previous Twitter. “Their ethical standards could deal with a little unfreezing.”

Bates in contrast the tabloid’s headline to these on the Daily Mail and the Russian state company Tass, which used the identical sort of “freezing” language in protecting the incident. Bates wrote that they “all got the same cheap fake memo.”

“By pretending the President taking in an applauding crowd for a few seconds is somehow wrong, all they’re really admitting is ― once again ― is they can’t take on the leadership that’s fueling the strongest economic growth in the world & bringing violent crime to a 50 year low,” Bates wrote.

While each candidates have dedicated their share of gaffes on the marketing campaign path, polls point out that many citizens understand Biden to be extra cognitively frail than Trump. This would possibly clarify Bates’ multi-post response within the wake of the L.A. occasion, which raised greater than $30 million for Biden. Talk present host Jimmy Kimmel interviewed Biden and Obama as a part of the gala.