In a recent encounter outside the White House, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy once again managed to get under President Joe Biden’s thin skin and provoke an outburst from the notoriously sensitive commander-in-chief. Doocy confronted Biden with recent polls indicating he could lose to former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election, a fact that clearly unsettled Biden. The president attempted to disarm Doocy with a friendly retort, but the intrepid reporter was not deterred.
“Doocy, my boy, why do you think I always take your questions?” Biden quipped with a smile and a hand on Doocy’s shoulder. Unfazed by the president’s attempt at charm, Doocy countered with a question that hit a nerve. He asked why people should be more concerned about Biden’s age than abortion access. The question sent Biden into a sour mood, and his response was less than eloquent.
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“I don’t think it’s a comparable comparison,” Biden shot back defensively. Doocy wasn’t done yet and pressed on with his second question, which seemed to catch Biden off guard. He inquired why Biden was trailing behind Trump in swing-state polls. In response, Biden attempted to play the numbers game, claiming there were 10 polls where he beat Trump in eight. However, Doocy pointed out that mainstream media outlets like CNN and the New York Times were the only ones Biden seemed to acknowledge.
Another female reporter chimed in, challenging Biden on his refusal to accept that he was trailing in battleground states. Biden’s scowl remained firmly in place as he defiantly declared, “No, I don’t.” It was evident that Doocy’s mention of a recent New York Times/Siena College poll had struck a nerve, revealing Trump’s lead in five of six battleground states.
This exchange was a rare moment for Biden, who is accustomed to carefully controlled press conferences where he is shielded from tough questions and unpleasant statistics. The president’s handlers typically handpick journalists and provide cheat sheets to ensure he is never caught off guard. However, faced with Doocy’s persistent probing, Biden’s true colors are showing. Campaign fatigue, age, and the stress of running the country have eroded his previously friendly demeanor and exposed his short fuse.
Doocy has a knack for pushing Biden’s buttons like no other reporter, and the result is often an entertaining display of the president’s true temperament. For those tired of the media’s deference to Biden, Doocy’s confrontations are a refreshing breath of fresh air. Only time will tell how many more nerves he manages to strike and what other revealing meltdowns he can provoke from our elderly and embattled commander-in-chief.