Despite being called out by even mainstream media outlets for his steady stream of lies, President Joe Biden still has the audacity to accuse his political foes of posing a national threat by spreading so-called “misinformation.”
The latest target of such a presidential allegation was Elon Musk, who acquired the social media platform X last year, at which time it was known as Twitter.
After delivering a series of dubious and barely coherent thoughts about his own record in public office, Biden took on Musk during a recent interview with ProPublica reporter John Harwood.
BIDEN: "When I left the Senate, I was able to convince Strom Thurmond to vote for the Voting Rights Act."
Thurmond died in 2003, while Biden didn't leave the Senate until 2009. The Voting Rights Act passed in 1965, before Biden was in office. pic.twitter.com/0Xg95MWyVN
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Harwood began the exchange with a loaded question alleging Musk of “lowering guardrails to misinformation,” which allowed Biden to riff on the billionaire’s ostensible role in creating an online media environment in which people consume news with “no notion of whether it’s true or not.”
It is worth noting, however, that one of Musk’s most notable additions to the platform is the ability for users to add a “community note” to posts in need of a correction or crucial context. Furthermore, Biden’s account has been the recipient of several notes in the past.
Musk shared several reactions to the president’s direct verbal attack, starting with a dismissive “Lmaooo” in response to one post about Biden’s remarks.
He went on to echo a theory frequently repeated by critics of this administration that Biden is not actually in control of his own presidency.
“Whoever controls his teleprompter is the real president,” Musk wrote.
A third reply to the interview clip offered a scathing assessment of the 80-year-old president’s frail appearance.
“The corpse in Weekend at Bernie’s literally looks more alive than Biden,” Musk wrote in reference to the 1989 comedy film.
He has shared similar concerns about Biden in the past, including in a podcast interview earlier this year that referenced another Hollywood comedy.
“The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter,” Musk said. “The path to power is the path to the teleprompter. I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it’s going to be like ‘Anchorman.’”
He went on to accuse the Biden administration of lacking “the drive to just get s— done,” comparing it unfavorably to the Trump administration, which included “a lot of people … who were effective at getting things done.”