How dumb does he think we are.
President Biden was defensive of his record in Wednesday’s (January 20) press conference, stating that he “outperformed” espousing the “enormous progress” of his administration, with plans to “stay on track.”
In Wednesday’s two-hour-long press conference –– the President’s first in several months and his tenth since taking office –– Biden was adamant he was performing better than expected. When asked if he had overpromised on what he would accomplish in his first year as President, Biden responded, “I didn’t overpromise.” Before elaborating on those statements saying, “I have probably outperformed what anybody thought would happen.”
His statements come as the country contends with surging inflation, legislation stalled in Congress, low consumer confidence, and omicron variant battling both vaccinated and unvaccinated.
Biden also referenced the administration’s “enormous progress” on COVID-19, adding that deaths from COVID-19 were “coming down.”
The President continued his insistence that he hadn’t overpromised. “Everything’s changing. It’s getting better,” before adding, “Look, I didn’t overpromise. But I think if you take a look at what we’ve been able to do, you’d have to acknowledge we made enormous progress.”
Despite the “enormous progress,” Biden said that moving forward, he needed to change tactics.
The President mentioned that he had to “make clear to the American people what we are for,” before seemingly diminishing the American people’s understanding of his plans. “We passed a lot of things that people don’t even understand,” he said.
To help people better understand his accomplishments, he said he was planning to “be out on the road a lot” to make the party’s case around the country, accompanying Democrats up for reelection in this year’s midterms.
He ended his response by saying, “And so, I don’t think I’ve overpromised at all, and I’m going to stay on track.”