Democrat President Joe Biden seemingly joked about running over a reporter with a truck on Tuesday in response to the reporter asking if she could question him about Israel.
Biden’s response launched the press corps into uncomfortable laughter – followed by hysterical laughter as the President immediately peeled off while test driving a new vehicle.
“REPORTER: Mr. President, can I ask you a quick question on Israel before you drive away?
BIDEN: No, you can’t. Not unless you get in front of the car as I step on it.
BIDEN: I’m only teasing.”
The question came as Israel has repeatedly been under attack for over a week from Palestinian terrorist organizations that have launched thousands of rockets at Israel’s population.
Progressives have largely chosen to side with the anti-Semitic Palestinian terror group Hamas. The media has also played a massive role in brainwashing Americans into believing that the Israelis, who have been defending themselves, are the bad guys.
Earlier in the day President Biden and Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib engaged in a tense, roughly eight-minute conversation on the airport tarmac in Detroit after Biden’s arrival.
Tlaib refused to say what she and the president discussed. At one point, Biden patted the congresswoman’s shoulder. Later, during a speech in Dearborn, he attempted to compliment her while mispronouncing her name.
“Where’s Rasheed, I tell you what Rasheed, I want to say to you that I admire your intellect, I admire your passion, and I admire your concern for so many other people. And it’s from my heart,” Biden said at the Dearborn Ford factory. “I pray that your Grandma and family are well, I promise to do everything you see that they are in the West Bank.”
“You’re a fighter,” he added, “and God, thank you for being a fighter.”
Tlaib has been fiercely critical of Biden and the State Department’s handling of the recent conflict between Hamas and Israel.
“If you support a cease-fire, then get out of the way of the U.N. Security Council and join other countries in demanding it,” she said in a tweet directed at the president and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“Apartheid-in-chief Netanyahu will not listen to anyone asking nicely,” she continued claiming. “He commits war crimes and openly violates international law.”
Tlaib, the only Palestinian-American in Congress, has called on the U.S. to recall funding for Israel, alleging the weapons provided are used to “kill children and families.”
“Enough, President Biden,” Tlaib said in a Monday interview with MSNBC. “You will not do this on our watch. You have to speak out against this violence in a very aggressive way that holds Netanyahu and his leadership accountable.”
Former Vice President Mike Pence spoke on the issue – slamming the Biden administration for attempting to create a “false equivalency” between Israel and Hamas, saying he and former President Donald Trump “set the table for lasting peace and an end to the decades-old conflict in the region,” but that President Biden has offered “weakness and ambivalence” as violence continues.
Pence, in a video address first obtained by Fox News Tuesday, through his new policy and advocacy organization Advancing American Freedom, called Israel “America’s most cherished ally.”
“We witnessed four years of progress toward peace, now shattered by more than a week of unprovoked violence against the people of Israel,” Pence said.
The former vice president said the Trump-Pence administration’s “commitment to Israel was unrivaled,” while claiming the new administration’s “failures” in the region have invited Hamas’ aggression.
“We made that clear to the world through our actions,” Pence said, referring to the administration’s brokering of peace deals in the Middle East, the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and the move of the American embassy to Jerusalem, recognizing it as “the capital of the state of Israel.”
“But from the moment President Biden took office, all that changed, and the results have reignited violence,” he said. “Weakness arouses evil.”
Author: Wayne Davidson