Biden held the longest presidential press conference in history on Wednesday, though it was at times filled with meandering and ambiguous answers

On Wednesday, Biden hosted the longest Presidential Press Conference in History. However it was filled with ambiguous and meandering answers.

Mainstream media outlets have taken to President Joe Biden’s Wednesday press conference and accused him of not changing the perception about his administration.

He failed to provide a “course correction” to an year marked by record-low approval ratings, high inflation, and crises in foreign policy. 

Some even claim that Biden’s lengthy interview with reporters was more burdensome than the work required by government employees who desperately try to understand and contextualize his remarks.

“I already see in my text exchanged around the president — clean-up on aisle State Department,” Dana Bash, CNN host said shortly after the press conference.

The president being asked by the American people about the worsening relations between Russia and Ukraine was a moment that was particularly confusing. 

While he stated that Russia will be held accountable if it invades Ukraine, he added that it all depends on the actions it takes. While it may seem like a small invasion, it can be quite another if we have to decide what to do.

Russia will suffer a major setback if these forces are not used to their full potential.

Allies and White House officials jumped to help him explain. 

Bash stated that it doesn’t really matter what they said. “Because it will have to be fixed up.

Van Jones, Van Jones’ CNN colleague, later commented that President Obama seemed “foggy and meandering”. 

CNN's Dana Bash said she'd been told by people reacting to the press conference that this would be a 'cleanup' for the State Department

CNN’s Dana Bash claimed that people had told her after the press conference that it would be an ‘upgrade’ of the State Department

A piece in The Hill written by an adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies underscored Bash’s point, claiming that Biden was ‘unlikely to reassure the government in Kyiv’ of the US’s support.

In a frank op-ed, the WSJ Editorial Board claimed Biden could have presented a different course of action or outlined a whole new set priorities in order to refocus on a difficult first year.

They wrote that instead of Biden offering more of the same.

Biden’s refusal to accept failure perceptions around his administration was criticised by the outlet. At one point, Biden even seemed like former President Donald Trump because of his false 2020 election fraud claims.

“Most troubling is that Mr. Biden continues to be held hostage by his fantasies on voter suppression,” they said. 

‘He even refused to say November’s elections will be legitimate, which is not unlike his predecessor, and he continues to say Republicans don’t want minorities to vote.’ 

New York Post took the attack on President Obama even further, describing the incident as a disaster.

Biden’s contradictory and drifting responses were criticised by the outlet’s editorial staff.

Biden's press conference was criticized by multiple media outlets, while others commented on his harshly partisan tone

Multiple media outlets criticized Biden’s press conference, and others commented on the harshly partisan tone.

‘Even though he spent most of it clearly calling on reporters from a list of “safe” questioners provided by his staff, he stumbled and bumbled and all too often made no sense at all,’ the Post published.

The Washington Post was more friendly to Biden than the Washington Post. However, they could not ignore the aggressive position he took on Republicans regarding voting rights, accusing them with stalling his agenda.

The Post covered Biden’s news conference on Wednesday. It acknowledged that he had ‘escalated’ his partisan rhetoric, and that he had ‘intensified a harsher tone than Biden adopted this year in regard to Republicans.

Fox News published an alternative review that was more favorable of the remarks by President Obama.

The American people saw in the commander-in chief someone capable of speaking earnestly to the American people. Wednesday’s command performance harkened back at a previous Biden campaign: direct, forceful, self-deprecating und earnest. This was a statement that he wrote to the digital website, a Democratic strategist.

Fox’s opinion piece stated that Biden had ‘demonstrated the American people’ his strong grasp of foreign policy and domestic issues.

It did not mention the President’s “minor incursion” comment. 

After much confusion and debate, Biden clarified the comment on Thursday morning, saying that he had sent a message to Vladimir Putin, stating that if any Russian unit is assembled, it will cross the Ukrainian border. This would be an invasion. 

He said that an invasion of this nature would require a coordinated and severe economic response.