Fox News host Jesse Watters mocked President Joe Biden’s Wednesday press conference, referring to it as “a political field sobriety test — that he failed.”
Watters, who was just announced days earlier as the permanent host of “Jesse Watters Primetime” on weekdays at 7 p.m. eastern, joined his cohosts of “The Five” as they responded to Biden’s long-awaited press conference.
Cohost Greg Gutfeld weighed in first, calling it “amazing.”
“The best press conference I have ever seen and my favorite part is when he said the vote is being suppressed by Republicans. Then he shows no evidence. Then he says that 2020 had the most votes in history in which he offers evidence that there is no suppression. So he totally negated the need for the bill. He just blew his own line,” Gutfeld continued. “So did he just admit that the 2020 election was corrupted and you need the bill, or did he admit the voting bill isn’t necessary? Then he refuses to say whether the midterms will be fair or free if the voting bill fails, so where’s the outrage when the president subverts our faith in the precious republic’s elections?”
Cohost Dana Perino noted then that she was going to have White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday — which she cohosts with Bill Hemmer — and she said what she’d really like to know was Psaki’s “precise heart rate when Joe Biden says, let’s go another 20 minutes.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever heard him talk that long before. Wow, that was like the media giving him a political field sobriety test — that he failed,” Watters replied. “Started off fine, was disciplined, obviously reading from a lot of notes. He was over coached.”
Watters said that Biden’s team clearly wanted him to say that things were going well, but that as the negative questions came in, he began to answer them honestly.
“Maybe Americans are going to experience a lot of pain going forward with inflation. Maybe Vladimir Putin will invade. He apologized to black Americans. I might have to break up Build Back Better. That was the best part because he was being honest,” Watters explained. “Then something set him off. One of the reporters asked him why he was so incompetent. And that changed the entire dynamic. And then he got extremely defensive and pointed to Afghanistan as a barometer of competence … He still thinks it’s a marketing situation.”
“Can I just add one more thing and I promise I will shut up,” Gutfeld jumped in again. “The person in middle America doesn’t care about the voting bill or Russia. Those are the desires of an Ivy League reporter in that room pushing the myth of voter suppression. There was nothing about crime. Nothing about safer streets, good schools, good teachers, cheaper gas. It was all about voting rights and Russia. It showed a huge disconnect between the press and the American public.”
“I would agree with that. And then he kept going and started arguing and then he started yelling at reporters. He lost his cool, lost his temper,” Watters concluded, saying that the end of the press conference had been somewhat “surreal.”
“We finally got the big answer at the end which was, ‘You know what? I forgot. I wasn’t a senator. I’m actually a president and I’m going to start acting more like a president.’ Wild,” he said.